The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. joined PIT-UN in 2020, bringing a wealth of public interest technology experience and expertise to the network. The school has a long history of dedication to the public interest, and in recent years has made public interest technology a particular focus for students and faculty in coding, data analytics research, engineering, and technology development.
GWU is one of three PIT-UN institutions in the nation’s capital, joining founding members Howard University and Georgetown University. In 2020, GWU faculty received three PIT-UN Network Challenge grants to launch and expand several programs focused on PIT career exploration, ethical technology research, and student coding skills.
The Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) is an initiative by New America, a partnership that fosters collaboration between universities and colleges committed to building the nascent field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists.