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Women in Technology Seminar set at Nova Southeastern University for Friday, Feb. 23

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FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Engineering and Computing will hold its first Women in Technology seminar Friday, Feb. 23, in collaboration with sponsors Ultimate Software, Chen Moore, LexisNexis, Align Innovation, Modernizing Medicine and FPL. The seminar, for students and people in the industry, is part of events celebrating Engineering and Technology Week as presented by the NSU Student Government Association.

wit-2018The seminar, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the Carl DeSantis Building, includes panel and round table networking and mentoring conversations with successful women from the sponsoring technology companies for the benefit of those just entering or considering the field.

“This is an exciting opportunity for seminar participants to learn from successful women in technology fields,” said Dr. Marti Snyder of NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing.

“We need more women who can serve as role models and mentors for those who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), she said,” Not even 1 in 5 STEM students are women according to the publication Women in STEM. The National Center for Women in Technology & Information says less than a quarter of high management positions in the STEM fields are held by women.

For more information and a listing of speakers, please go to https://cec.nova.edu/news/special_events.html

Note to Editors: Dr. Snyder is available for interview:

Martha (Marti) M. Snyder, Ph.D., PMP, SPHR, is an associate professor in the Department of Information Systems and Cybersecurity, College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She is passionate about technology innovation for human performance improvement. Through her teaching and research, she collaborates with people from various disciplines who are interested in using appropriate technology and effective design to improve human performance in formal and informal environments. Prior to joining the CEC faculty in 2006, Marti spent 15 years in corporate organizational development where she was responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of innovative learning and performance solutions in the areas of executive and expatriate education, employee onboarding and compliance, sales training, and client product implementation for domestic and international banks, retailers, mortgage companies, and insurance agencies. Her current research areas include effective learning designs for online, blended, mobile, mixed-reality, and simulations; usable technology for healthy aging and wellbeing; knowledge management and organizational learning; technology in the workplace; and computing privacy and ethics.

 

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Top 200 National Research Universities and is a dynamic, private research university providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. Established in 1964, NSU now includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, which is Florida’s largest public library. NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information about NSU.

 

February 23, 2018

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