(Story by Joshua Hall, techpoint.org)
iDEW, which stands for Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce, won the Tech Educator of the Year award during TechPoint’s 19th annual Mira Awards gala honoring the best of tech in Indiana. iDEW is a program of the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis.
iDEW is on a mission is to increase the number and diversity of high school students that pursue degrees and careers in computing and information technology—especially among groups underrepresented in technology, such as females, racial minorities and students from low-income families. The workforce development initiative is led by the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at IUPUI in partnership with high schools, businesses, and community organizations in central Indiana.