Record enrollment in iDEW classes2022
Over 400 students in 38 high school classes through the academic year.
55 students participated in summer programming. 26 earned certificates in Scrum, CompTIA PC Pro, A+, and Net+.
Computing by Design curriculum training delivered to 207 middle and high school teachers from 165 schools in 41 counties.
New Programs Funded by Grant2022
$2.6 million grant from the Indiana Department of Education Explore, Engage and Experience (3E) program supporting iDEW operation with added programming for elementary and middle school students through the work of TechPoint Foundation for Youth and Stem@TheROCK. iDEW pilots a Google Data Analytics Certificate program with Luddy dual credits. Will make this program available to 75 students through spring 2024.
Growth in College Enrollment2021
563 iDEW grads have enrolled in a post-secondary program across 19 states.
14 students are attending 7 HBCUs.
20 iDEW students graduate from two or four-year post-secondary programs including Ivy Tech Community College, IUPUI, Manchester University, Purdue University West Lafayette, Southern Regional Technical College, Taylor University, and Vincennes University.
2 college graduates enroll in master's programs.
186 middle and high school teachers register for a second year of teacher professional development using Computing by Design (CxD) and funded by the Indiana Department of Education.
70 iDEW students register for summer workshops at the School of Informatics and Computing.
IDOE Funded Teacher Training2020
112 high school teachers participate in professional development offered by iDEW faculty using iDEW's Computing by Design (CxD) curriculum and funded by the Indiana Department of Education.
44 iDEW students participate in online summer workshops offered by the School of Informatics and Computing as well as community partners beLithe, Black Data Processors Association, Code Black Indy, and Speaking College.
Graduation and College Enrollment2020
289 iDEW students graduate from high school; 125 apply to attend college.
83% apply to STEM programs.
More iDEW classes offered2019
iDEW has 30 classes in 8 schools.
Company and Conference Visits2019
8 students attend BDPA national conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Summer field trips made to Cummins, Eli Lilly, and Kronos.
College Enrollment & Scholarships2019
119 iDEW students graduate from high school; 94 apply to attend college.
9 iDEW students receive Leading Informatics for Tomorrow (LiFT) scholarships to attend IUPUI.
33 students attend summer workshops including SAT preparation led by the Center for Leadership Development.
Techpoint Educator of the Year2018
The iDEW program receives a Techpoint Mira Award for Tech Educator of the Year.
iDEW adds five new Indianapolis-area high schools, for a total of eight.
iDEW now has 24 classes being taught in the eight schools.
The iDEW curriculum expands to include Robotics and Chatbots.
Graduation and Scholarships2018
61 iDEW students graduate high school in the spring; 58 apply to attend college in the fall.
11 iDEW students receive Leading Informatics for Tomorrow (LiFT) scholarships to attend IUPUI
Conference and company visitsSummer 2018
iDEW students made summer field trips to Eli Lilly and Co., DMI, and Genesys.
18 iDEW students attend the Black Data Processing Associates national conference in New Orleans.
2017 STEM Mentoring Award winner2017
The IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI on October 10 wins the 2017 STEM Mentoring Award in the category of Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships for the iDEW initiative.
By the 2016-17 school year, a total of 14 iDEW classes are being offered at Arsenal Technical, Pike and Providence Cristo Rey high schools. Video Games and Data Visualization are added to the iDEW curriculum.
Visting companies and attending a conference2017
iDEW students made visits to Cummins and Eli Lilly and Co. over the summer.
A group of 22 iDEW students attends the 2017 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.
US2020 STEM Mentoring Award Finalist2016
iDEW is recognized at the White House as a finalist for the US2020 STEM Mentoring Award
Number of iDEW classes triples to nine.
Field trip to Chicago2016
iDEW students made summer field trips to Cisco and Google in Chicago.
Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce program begins2015
The Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce program begins as a partnership between the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI and JPMorgan Chase.
The iDEW program starts with one class each at 3 Indianapolis high schools: Arsenal Technical, Pike, and Providence Cristo Rey. In its pilot year, the program enrolls a total of 70 freshmen.