NCWIT at Kean
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 1,100 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase girls’ and women’s meaningful participation in computing. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers.
For additional information on all the initiatives within NCWIT, visit www.ncwit.org.
Aspirations in Computing is a talent development initiative designed to increase female participation in technology careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships to aspiring technically inclined young women. Since 2007, NCWIT has inducted more than 2,500 young women into the Aspirations in Computing community and is helping to usher these women into technology careers. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing offers both a national and local affiliate competitions to generate support and visibility for women's participation in communities nationwide.
For information on the national program please visit www.aspirations.org.
NCWIT will soon be accepting applications for the 2021- 2022 Aspirations in Computing awards. The AiC Awards are divided into three categories: 9th-12th grade women, 9th-12th grade educators, and collegiate women. Teachers should encourage young women in CS to apply and then be sure to apply yourself! Spread the word with downloadable flyers and graphics!
AiC Program Dates
|Important AiC Program dates for 2021-2022|
|September 1st, 2021||High School, Collegiate, Educator Applications open|
|October 15th, 2021||Collegiate Award Preliminary Round Applications deadline|
|November 5th, 2021||High School Application Final Deadline|
|December 7th, 2021||Educator Award + National Educator Award Applications deadline|
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NCWIT AiC Collegiate Award
The NCWIT Collegiate Award honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate women. Conferred annually, the award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact.
Interact with other members of the AiC Community throughout the country
Connect with other technical women on your campus
Discover Community-only scholarships from NCWIT members
Find computing internships, jobs, and other opportunities
NCWIT AiC High School Award
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology and encourages them to pursue their passions. The multi-tiered award structure includes winner, honorable mention, and certificate of distinction designations at national and regional levels, serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases.
Earn scholarships for college
Find computing internships
Connect with a large network of other technical young women
Discover resources to increase your knowledge of technology
NCWIT AiC Educator Award
The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Educator Award publicly celebrates formal and informal educators who encourage high school women’s interest and participation in technology pursuits. The multi-tiered award structure includes winner and honorable mention designations at national and regional levels, serving all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases.
Advocate for young women in computing
Receive recognition for your support with the Aspirations in Computing Educator Award by encouraging young women to apply for the Award for Aspirations in Computing
Connect with a vast network of other educators
Find resources to help teach your students about the current trends in technology
New Jersey Award Committee:
- Adele Cannie, Volunteer
- Nohelia Diplan, Managing Assistant Director, School of Computer Science & Technology, Kean University
- Leslie Foladare, Data Analyst, State of New Jersey
- Yulia Kumar, School of Computer Science & Technology, Kean University
- Monica Heller, Senior Quality Assurance Manager, Prosperity Life Insurance Group
- Lina Klebnov, TCS America
- Jenny Li, School of Computer Science & Technology, Kean University (Coordinator)
- Hillary Mcdonald, TCS America
Steering Committee Chairs:
- Patricia Morreale, Executive Director, School of Computer Science & Technology, Kean University
- Avis Yates Rivers, Board of Directors of NCWIT, CEO of Technology Concepts
For any inquiries or questions regarding New Jersey's AiC awards or any of the NCWIT programs at Kean, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The AspireIT K-12 education program connects high school and college women with K-12 girls interested in computing. Using a near-peer model, program leaders teach younger girls fundamentals in programming and computational thinking in fun, creative environments that are supported by program partners from the NCWIT community. The relationship between the program leaders and their program partners fosters mentoring with technical professionals, increases young women’s confidence in their computing abilities, and develops valuable leadership skills.
Find out more at www.aspirations.org/aspireit.
The NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C) program provides information and resources that help counselors join the front line of the computing conversation. We bring people and programs together with professional development, knowledge, and resources to give all students access to transformative computing careers.
Click here to learn more about Counselors for Computing (C4C).