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High school and college females invited to explore technology fields at ISU event

March 27, 2014

High school and college students can learn about technology and engineering-related careers during a conference at Indiana State University.

Indiana State's College of Technology will be hosting the seventh annual "FIT for the Future" conference on Saturday, April 19, coordinated by the members of Females in Technology (FiT).

The conference, which is also open to college students who haven't declared a major, is a career exploration event that offers hands-on activities in workshops facilitated by college FiT members. More than a dozen professional women in will also share their experiences working in technology and engineering fields. Anyone interested in a career in engineering or technology is encouraged to attend the conference to learn more about what technology fields have to offer females.

"It helps the students understand what people actually do in these career fields, how diverse the options really are, and how their skills and interests can connect to technology and engineering," said Bev Bitzegaio, director of outreach and student career support in ISU's College of Technology.

A series of workshops are planned for conference participants to engage in some of the practical uses of technology. Each workshop will be run by a FiT member with a full listing of the conference workshops available at . Participants select the workshops of interest on the registration.

The conference will take place from 1-5 p.m. in the John T. Myers Technology Center on the Indiana State campus. There is no charge to attend the conference, which includes lunch and workshop materials, but interested persons need to register by April 5. Registration for the event is required and sign-up information can be found at  .


Contact: Bev Bitzegaio, director of outreach and student career support, College of Technology, Indiana State University, 812-237-3575 or  

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications and Marketing, 812-237-3783 or