As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) seeks to recognize high school women with outstanding achievements and aspirations in computing and technology through the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.
The Northern California Affiliate is proud to host this award for thirty-one northern California counties extending from Sacramento north.
We encourage women in grades 9-12 to apply.
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.
National awrard 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) on March 10, 2012
|Faith Oakes||Rebecca Harrison||Sruti Modekurty|
Also presented was the Educator Award presented to Chris Schlesselman, a Physics and Engineering Teacher and C-STEM CREST Fellow from the Hiram Johnson High School of Sacramento City Unified School District, for his work in encouraging young women to pursue computing related STEM post secondary study.
|Application Open Date:||Sep 15, 2011|
|Application Deadline:||Oct 31, 2011|
|Endorsement Deadline:||Nov 07, 2011|
|Award Event Date:||April 28, 2012|
Eligible Counties in the Northern California
Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba
The 2012 awards will be presented during the Awards Ceremony on April 28, 2012.
Awards Event Schedule
|10:00am-10:30am||Welcome and Introductions||1062 Bainer Hall|
|10:30am-12:00pm||Lab Tours||UC Davis Campus|
|12:00pm-1:30pm||Luncheon and Presentations||1062 Bainer Hall|
To apply for the 2012 Northern California Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing, please visit the NCWIT Affiliate Award website.