Break Through Tech is a crucial step in increasing opportunities for women earning computing degrees and their future positions as leaders.

Donna White She/her
Director, Break Through Tech DC

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Boston Story

Putting Machine Learning Skills to the Test: Students Begin AI Studio Projects in New York, Boston, and LA

The Break Through Tech AI Program is focused on giving students the skills and confidence to succeed in machine learning and AI — and there’s no better way to put what they know to the test than the first-of-its-kind AI Studio program.

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DC Story

Seizing the summer: Students complete Summer Guild across the country

For incoming first-year undergraduates, summer is an important time — busy with course selection, packing in hours at summer jobs, studying a campus map — to prepare for the four years ahead. At Break Through Tech, we think it’s never too early to start thinking about how the classes they choose set a student up for their future career.

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UIC data science student Linda Mansour against a representation of biological data
Chicago Story

Letting go leads to discovery

Sometimes you find a natural home for your aptitudes in a place you never thought to look. In this HOW ("Her Own Words") column, UIC student Linda Mansour explains how letting go of her initial conception of her academic trajectory led her to something better.

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