Break Through Tech Chicago

In January 2020, the UIC Department of Computer Science was selected as the first recipient for the national expansion of Cornell Tech’s Break Through Tech program. In partnership with Pivotal Ventures, a Melinda Gates company, Break Through Tech is an initiative to propel women into higher education and tech careers, with the goal of achieving gender equality in tech. This grant is one of the largest received in the history of the UIC College of Engineering. Over the next 5 years, UIC will increase the percentage of women in the graduating class of computer science by focusing on curriculum innovation and innovative career access and community-building programs.

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Break Through Tech Chicago Team

Susan Poser, UIC Provost

Susan Poser – Administrative Lead

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
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Robert H. (Bob) Sloan – Academic Lead

Robert H. (Bob) Sloan – Academic Lead

Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science College of Engineering
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Elena Lathos – Director of Community Development Program, Coordinator of Student Affairs Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering

Elena Lathos – Director of Community Development Program

Coordinator of Student Affairs Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering
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Dale Reed – Director of Curriculum

Dale Reed – Director of Curriculum

Clinical Professor, Department of Computer Science College of Engineering
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Shanon Reckinger – Instructor

Shanon Reckinger – Instructor

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science College of Engineering
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Peter Nelson, Dean, College of Engineering

Peter Nelson

Dean, College of Engineering
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