First IWiT Championship In The Books

Posted: Updated:
(Credit: IWiT Championship) Thompson took home $300,000 for winning the event. (Credit: IWiT Championship) Thompson took home $300,000 for winning the event.

Florida native Lexi Thompson won this weekend's inaugural Indy Women in Tech Championship at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. More than 140 players took part in the LPGA event, which included several events throughout the week supporting STEM education and showcasing the Indianapolis tech scene.

The three-day stroke play tournament featured 144 players competing for a $2 million purse. Thompson took home $300,000 for winning the event with a three-round score of -19.

The week began with the IWiT Summit, bringing big names in STEM fields together to talk about education opportunities for students. The keynote speaker was Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. Other speakers at the event included Bridgestone Motorsports Chief Engineer Cara Adams and High Alpha Managing Partner Scott Dorsey.

Later in the week, The Eureka! Exchange gave around 1,000 fifth and sixth grade students the opportunity to take part in hands-on STEM activities. They included building model helicopters with Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis and coding instructions for a robot with Eleven Fifty Academy.

Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, who now works with Indy Women in Tech Inc., was a driving force behind the multi-year deal to bring the event to the city.

  • Perspectives

    • Job Insights For The Third Quarter

      To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for business leaders, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring trends across a wide range of industries. Express surveyed business owners, decision makers, and human resource professionals about the overall hiring trends in their markets and how they impact their hiring decisions. Overall confidence remains high going into the second half of 2018.

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Purdue Professor, Wife Indicted For Fraud

      A Purdue University professor and his wife have been indicted on federal fraud charges. U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch's office says Qingyou Han and Lu Shao are accused of hatching a scheme to defraud the National Science Foundation. 

    • Maureen Krauss (pictured left) is chief economic development officer at the Indy Chamber and Tom Leinbarger (pictured right) is chief executive officer at Cummins Inc.

      Indiana Businesses Fret Potential Trade War

      As a potential trade war looms over recently-imposed tariffs on China, Indiana businesses are expressing concern about the fallout. It is estimated that global trade supports more than 800,000 jobs in Indiana, many of those in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors. In 2016, Columbus-based Cummins Inc. sold more than 500,000 engines in China. Chief Executive Officer Tom Linebarger says the company's global footprint generates jobs and investment in Indiana.

    • Devour Indy Restaurants Unveiled

      Devour Indy has released the list of restaurants participating in the Summerfest 2018 event, which kicks off next month. More than 100 Indianapolis-area restaurants are participating this year, including more than 10 new additions to the list. 

    • The fund was first announced as part of Holcomb's Next Level Agenda. (Image courtesy of the state of Indiana.)

      Next Level Fund Makes First Investments

      Governor Eric Holcomb’s office says the Next Level Indiana Trust Fund has made its first two funding commitments. The fund, created by the Indiana General Assembly in 2017, has awarded a total of $21.5 million to Indianapolis-based High Alpha Capital and Colorado-based Foundry Group.

    • and Lise Pace

      Bosma Enterprises Makes Hire, Promotion

      Bosma Enterprises has named Master Sgt. (Ret.) Jeffrey Mittman chief operating officer. He previously held positions at the Defense Finance and Accounting Services and National Industries for the Blind leveraging. Mittman served for 21 years in the United States Army, including four combat tours. Also, Lise Pace has been promoted to vice president of marketing and advocacy. She started with the organization as a volunteer in 2008.