Published: April 08, 2009
A group of information technology professors, female industry
executives, and female University of Tampa math and information
technology majors will sit down with female students from area high
schools on Saturday, April 18, at 3 p.m. on the University campus to
discuss careers in science and technology.
The University of
Tampa’s Department of Information and Technology Management, the
University’s Management Information Systems (MIS) Advisory Board and the
Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association (TBTLA) will co-host
GETSMART (Getting Everyone To Study Math And Related Technologies), a
discussion to promote careers in math, science and technology among
Last year, an inaugural GETSMART roundtable discussion
included a focus group of local middle school girls, female UT math and
MIS majors, and female industry executives.
According to Natasha
Veltri, UT assistant professor of information and technology
management, women account for approximately 60 percent of the university
enrollments, however, information technology program enrollments are
only 20 percent female.
“At the same time information technology
is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupational areas over
the next decade by the U.S. Department of Labor,” Veltri said.
of the local Tampa Bay area schools invited to participate include
Plant High School, Newsome High School, Alonso High School, Lakewood
High School, Northeast High School, Dunedin High School, Clearwater High
School, Palm Harbor University High School and Countryside High School.
The GETSMART meeting will be held on Saturday, April 18, at 3 p.m. in the John H. Sykes College of Business Room 134.
For further information or to attend, please contact Dale Hempel at (813) 220-5332,
or Cindy Brown at (727) 796-0727 x301,