New Partnership Aims to Help UMD Further Diversify D.C. Region’s Tech Ecosystem

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To increase female-identifying and non-binary students graduating with a tech degree at UMD by 12.5% in the next 5 years.

Photograph of a group of female-identifying students in computing programs.
Photo courtesy of the Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing.

The University of Maryland will build programs to propel more students who identify as women and non-binary into tech education—and ultimately tech careers—thanks to a new partnership with Break Through Tech. The goal is to increase the number of these students graduating with a tech degree at UMD by 12.5 percentage points by 2026, through curriculum innovation, career access and community building.

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