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Google's Miller to headline IU tech group's anniversary event

Oct. 22: Google employee Omoju Miller will speak at Center of Excellence for Women in Technology celebration

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — One of tech’s most accomplished women will help IU Bloomington’s Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) celebrate its successful first year.

Technologist and Google employee Omoju Miller will deliver the talk, "Inventing the Mythical Creature: Or How to Stay, Lead, and Delight in Tech as a Woman," at CEWiT's anniversary celebration. The event kicks off at 2pm on Wednesday, October 22 at IU Bloomington’s Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh Street. A reception will follow at 3pm in the Faculty Room of the IMU's University Club.

Omoju Miller

Omoju Miller

This event is free and open to the public, but CEWiT asks planned attendees to RSVP at http://iute.ch/1w0Zgdb. Students: Bring your ID in order to be entered in a drawing for an iPad mini or $50 gift card to the IU Bookstore.

Miller is currently a technology portfolio manager at Google, where she leads nonprofit investing in computer science. She is also completing her doctoral degree in computer science education at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of BEST (Berkeley Experts Systems Technology Lab), where her work deals with the intersection of creativity and cognition. Miller earned a master's degree in electrical and computer engineering and a bachelor's degree in computer science, both from the University of Memphis in Tennessee.

Her talk will discuss changing the focus of the conversation from struggling and fighting for inclusion in the historically male-dominated tech field to one that makes women full-fledged, authentic, and respected collaborators in technology.

For more information, email cewit@indiana.edu.

About the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology

The Center of Excellence for Women in Technology launched in October 2013 to help increase participation and success of women in technology-related fields through research collaborations, education, mentoring and community building. The center takes an interdisciplinary, unified approach for faculty, staff and students, serving as a model to encourage, empower and promote women in technology and computing fields at IU and across the region. For more information, see http://cewit.indiana.edu.