We have good news to share about one of our instructors! Linda Hamons, CIS/CNG instructor, was accepted for this summer’s IT internship program with CU-Boulder. Please see a description of the internship program below. Congratulations to Linda!
Our program is a 9-week summer research internship for community college faculty and instructors teaching in a computing field. Participants will spend nine weeks working with a research mentor on a project that will be reflected in a future community college courses. The stipend for the internship is $9000. Participants work full-time on a group or independent research project, and participate in workshops focused on computational research. The program is a collaboration between Research Computing, the Departments of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder and two organizations committed to increasing the diversity of information technology and computer science education and work, the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) and the Colorado Coalition for Gender & IT (CCGIT). Both NCWIT and CCGIT make extensive use of tested practices to recruit and retain women and underrepresented minorities at all points of the pathways that lead into pathways from K-12 settings, to technical jobs, to advanced computing professions. Over the past several years, CCGIT has established itself as an expert in non-traditional pathways into IT, focusing on partnerships with community colleges, workforce development centers, and the military.