School of Informatics and Computing
Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce

The Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce (iDEW) is a workforce development initiative with the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI in collaboration with the Indiana Community, Business Partners, and High Schools.

Advisory Council

  • Alvin Givens
    VP, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Chair)
  • Vicki Daugherty
    iDEW Program Manager (ex officio)
  • Miriam Acevedo Davis
    President & CEO, La Plaza
  • Laura Dodds
    Executive Director, Techpoint Foundation for Youth
  • Angela Carr Klitzsch
    President and CEO, EmployIndy
  • Nicole Mitchell
    Diversity & Community Relations Lead, Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC
  • Terry J. Morris
    Director, Global Services IT, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Kim S. Nguyen, Ed.D.
    Director of Operations, Urban Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (UCASE) & Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence
  • Mathew Palakal
    Executive Associate Dean, SoIC at IUPUI
  • Jane Richardson
    IT Strategy and Optimization Leader, Cummins, Inc.
  • Ashley Vukovits
    Retired CFO, Sr. VP of Administration, Interactive Intelligence
  • Stacy Zearing
    Director of Development, SoIC at IUPUI (ex officio)


  • Indiana Department of Workforce Development
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Herbert Simon Family Foundation
  • Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
  • AT&T Foundation
  • Care Institute Group, Inc.
  • The Cummins Foundation
  • SalesForce
  • Interactive Intelligence Foundation
  • Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation
  • RB Annis Educational Foundation
  • IU Foundation Women's Philanthropy Leadership Council
  • Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC
  • Old National Bank
  • Arsenal Technical High School
  • Providence Cristo Rey College Preparatory School
  • Pike High School
  • EmployIndy
  • Girls Inc.
  • TechPoint Foundation for Youth
  • Shepherd Community Center
  • IndyGo


Latest News

US2020 STEM Mentoring Award Logo
iDEW wins national award
The IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI won the 2017 STEM Mentoring Award in the category of Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships for their Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce (iDEW) program.


The Mission

The Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce (iDEW) initiative addresses local and national IT/informatics workforce needs through community partnerships, attracting diverse high school students to informatics subjects with interesting, innovative and engaging programs, mentorship support, and development of skills and knowledge, providing a successful and diverse workforce that can power the digital economy.

The iDEW initiative will introduce computing concepts through real- world problems and solving those problems using Informatics solutions that are exciting and hands-on.

What can iDEW?

How can I get Involved?

To get involved, contact Vicki Daugherty at or 317-278-4123.