Capitol Technology University
March 22, 2021
Capitol Technology University was named Inteligenca’s Educator Ally of the Year (AYA) for 2021, a prestigious title that recognizes the university’s efforts to educate the technology community on gender equality issues and support women in technology.
“We are honored to be named the Educator Ally of the Year,” said Dr. Brad Sims, President of Capitol Technology University. “As an institution focused on STEM education since 1927, we pride ourselves on providing our diverse student body with a quality education in sought-after fields to increase the diversity of the STEM workforce.”
As part of the university’s allyship, Capitol Tech has developed programs to support female students in their majors, their overall education, and their STEM-related extracurricular activities including providing women in STEM visibility, a voice, and connections with fellow female STEM professionals. Over the last 25 years Capitol Tech has graduated 1,000 female students who have gone on to careers in STEM field including engineering, computer science, cybersecurity, and more.
The university has also engaged over 200 members of the Washington D.C. chapter of Black Girls Code (BGC), a fellow non-profit organization which seeks to introduce black girls to computer programming, by hosting numerous “Cyber Saturday.” During these Cyber Saturdays, led by the university’s Cybersecurity Chair, Black Girls Code members attend a virtual event where they work through programming problems and are able to ask Capitol Tech experts questions about the field.