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Break Through Tech

Break Through Tech works at the intersection of academia and industry to propel more women and underrepresented communities into technology education and careers. Break Through Techs' goal is to achieve gender equality in tech.


The University of Maryland is committed to making computing inclusive and accessible for all. With funding from Break Through Tech, the university plans to raise the graduation rate for women in Immersive Media Design as well as Computer Science, Information Science, and Technology and Information Design.

Break Through Tech at UMD

The Break Through Tech program at UMD is housed in the Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing (I4C). Partners include the College of Information Studies (iSchool); College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS); Department of Computer Science; iSchool Consultancy; and University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).

Why Participate?

Studying a tech-oriented field lets you solve problems in new ways. It gives you space to be creative and innovative. It provides you with skills and knowledge that will set you up for some of the coolest (and best-paying) jobs in today’s market.

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