The National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) was recently awarded a $2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Award from the program Research on Gender in Science and Engineering to fund the CalWomenTech Project. Through this five-year grant, California community colleges will receive expert support and technical assistance to help recruit and retain women into technology programs where they are under-represented.
Mesa College was one of eight community colleges selected to receive free intensive CalWomenTech training and assistance on recruiting and retaining women in technology programs in which they are under-represented. The primary goal of the CalWomenTech Project is to increase the number of women enrolled and retained in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in the selected CalWomenTech community colleges.
Vist the CalWomenTech Project web site to learn about women's success stories in GIS, career information, academic assistance and other support.