Sunday, October 23, 2011

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Calling all digital divas, web chix, and coder girls!

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a coalition of more than 200 corporations, academic institutions, government agencies and nonprofits working to increase women’s participation in IT. 

NCWIT seeks high-school-level young women to apply for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing! The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women active and interested in computing and encourages them to pursue their passion for technology. 

Brandee Lyles
BDPA Columbus student member Brandee Lyles was a regional winner last year!   My hope is that all of our digital divas who participated in the recent 2011 National BDPA High School Computer Competition championship will take a moment to submit an application for this award.

Winners get cool prizes, gadgets, and scholarships, and can join a community of like-minded technical women. National award-winners are selected from across the country and Affiliate Award competitions are available in more than 30 regions nationwide.  All girls at all computing levels are encouraged to apply -- NCWIT wants to recognize aspirations, not just accomplishments!

National award-winners receive:

·      $500 in cash
·      A laptop computer
·      An engraved award (for both the student and her school)
·      An expenses-paid trip to the national Award ceremony (for the student and her parent/guardian)

Competition for the 2012 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is open to any U.S. high-school-level female (grades 9-12). Applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2011, and must besubmitted online by October 31, 2011.

For information on hosting an affiliate event contact Ruthe Farmer,

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