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
  • George Washington High School
  • Herron High School
  • McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology
  • Pike High School
  • Providence Cristo Rey College Preparatory School
  • Riverside High School
  • Southport High School
  • EmployIndy
  • Girls Inc.
  • TechPoint Foundation for Youth
  • Shepherd Community Center
  • IndyGo


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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.