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Women in STEM Podcast Episode 20 – Pooja Chandrashekar, Founder and CEO of ProjectCSGIRLS

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Interview with Pooja Chandrashekar, Founder and CEO of ProjectCSGIRLS. Pooja is currently a high school senior who founded ProjectCSGIRLS as a sophomore to address the gender gap in technology. ProjectCSGIRLS is a national youth-driven nonprofit which runs a national computer science competition, as well as workshops for middle school girls. This year ProjectCSGIRLS is also launching an international competition. Pooja speaks about her outreach work at conferences around the country, including O’Reilly Velocity New York Conference, the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference, the Global Tech Women Voices Conference, and the STEM Symposium for the National Capital Region.

Pooja Chandrashekar

Deadline for signing up for the ProjectCSGIRLS U.S. Competition is Feb 1st if you’d like a mentor assigned, Feb 15th otherwise. Projects are due April 1st.

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Women in STEM Podcast Episode 19 – Courtney Thurston, 17 year old unmanned systems engineer

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courtneythurstonInterview with Courtney Thurston, 17 year old unmanned systems engineer. She recently interned at CERN and will be working as a propulsion intern for SpaceX this summer. Courtney also is working to make the technical fields more accessible, as a longtime editor of Wikipedia, co-founder of Magikstra, executive team member for ProjectCSGirls and as an Online Community Manager for The Scientista Foundation (among others!).

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Women in STEM Podcast Episode 16 – Natalie Silvanovich, Information Security Engineer at Google

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NatalieInterview with Natalie Silvanovich, who is an information security engineer on the Android Security Team at Google. Natalie enjoys hacking tamagotchis in her spare time.

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Women in STEM Podcast Episode 5 – Marlin Page, Founder of Sisters Code

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marlinpageInterview with Marlin Page, Founder of Sisters Code. Marlin served as a technology executive at a Fortune 500 company, Deputy CIO for the City of Detroit and is now CEO of a Tech Staffing Company.

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Why I Added an MBA to my Computer Engineering Degree

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Sarah Graduating with an MBA

Sarah Graduating with an MBA (Photo credit: sazbean)

Having a computer engineering degree with a concentration in software engineering is very marketable right now.  So why did I go back to get my MBA in marketing and strategy? When I originally started my business back in 1998, I was hand-coding websites in html and php. As I worked with clients to design websites for their businesses, I quickly realized that the technology intersected the business and marketing. Not only was there an opportunity to design websites as marketing tools, it was an imperative. To properly serve business, you need to understand business. Continue Reading →