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Chicago

The tech world of tomorrow will look different. There will be more diversity: in gender, in background, in ways of thinking. It will be that way because of the important work we are doing here today.

Amita Shetty
Director, Break Through Tech Chicago

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17 companies tap UIC students to tackle tech challenges

In early May, UIC created a press release to announce our 2022 Sprinternships to the Chicago area (and the world!). Read the announcement, which offers a great primer on Sprinternships and the value they can offer toward gender diversity in tech.

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New York Story

Coming Into View: A Future in AI

Grace has always known she liked math, but growing up without options to continue challenging herself in math, it was difficult to picture how she might use those interests in a career. When she got to NJIT, she wasn’t sure how to answer the questions she was asked about her future path in tech. Now, she has some of the answers.

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Break Through Tech Announces $26 Million Investment to Increase the Number of Women in Artificial Intelligence
Boston Story

Break Through Tech Announces $26 Million Investment to Increase the Number of Women in Artificial Intelligence

The $26M initiative will work with top AI programs offered at Cornell Tech, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and UCLA Samueli School of Engineering to increase access to undergraduate AI education for students in surrounding areas.

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