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Erica Riggins is the new anchor of the weekend edition of Your Morning News.After earning her degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas, Erica went to work for Motorola as an equipment engineer.I wonder if she can fix my cell phone?Anyway, Erica changed careers.She went back to school to pursue a career in television journalism.
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Says Erica Riggins, Motorola workforce development manager, "A diverse team of engineers, bringing multiple backgrounds and experiences to a problem-solving process, is more likely to come to a better solution than a team that thinks and acts alike, and women are an integral part of the team." The WITI Scholarship Fund is being introduced at a time when the percentage of women earning technical degrees has remained relatively flat for the last decade. (For details about WITI, link to www.witi.org)
In 1996, only 21 percent of degrees in technical fields were earned by women.Only 2 percent of working women over 20 are in the technology industry.
A recent study conducted by the American Association of University Women's Educational Foundation
revealed that "girls are avoiding high tech careers, not because they fear failing, but because they believe computer jobs to be boring and lonely."
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Finalists Announced for 2012 TBABJ Griot Drum Awards | TBABJ
Tampa Bay Times columnist Eric Deggans will moderate a panel discussion that includes local news anchors Erica Riggins, of Bay News 9, Reginald Roundtree, of WTSP 10 News and Josh Thomas, of News Channel 8.