The fourth in our AA Webinar series - Implementing NCWIT Strategies & Resources in Your Institutions: Experiences From the Field - took place on April 3, 2012 at 1 PM MT. If you would like to hear a recording of the Webinar, please click here.
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. 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.
The Best Practices in Undergraduate Research (BURP) project is focused on identifying and sharing best practices in undergraduate research. BURP is a collaborative project of the CRA committee on Education (CRA-E) that includes representatives from the NCWIT AA, the CRA Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W), and the Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC).
The NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund awards members of NCWIT's Academic Alliance with start-up funds (up to $10,000 per project) to develop and implement initiatives for recruiting or retaining women in computing and IT. To-date, 29 member organizations have received a total of $365,450 over the first eight rounds. We thank Microsoft Research for their support of the Seed Fund.
Round 9 of the NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund, funded by Microsoft Research, is now open! View the Round 9 Call for Proposals here (this will open in a separate browser).
Please submit applications via e-mail to the Academic Alliance Program Manager (email@example.com). Applications should be one PDF file and contain both a three-page proposal and a signed letter of support from the dean or department chair. Both the application and the letter of support are due by midnight MST on November 25, 2012.
The NCWIT Student Seed Fund, sponsored by Symantec, has awarded $25,500 to 44 student-run programs with funds to recruit, retain, and support women in computing. These groups have provided outreach, mentoring, peer support, training, and professional development opportunities to more than 1,750 elementary middle-school, high-school, undergraduate, and graduate students. We thank Symantec for their support of the Student Seed Fund.
The annual NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award recognizes American and international Academic Alliance representatives for their outstanding mentorship, high-quality research opportunities, recruitment of women and minority students, and efforts to encourage and advance undergraduates in computing-related fields.
The NCWIT Academic Alliance (AA) Recruitment and Engagement Team is responsible for reaching out to potential new members. Currently the Academic Alliance comprises nearly 600 representatives from almost 250 institutions. These institutions include two-year and four-year schools, R1 (research) universities, community colleges, minority serving institutions (MSIs), and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), which offer degree programs ranging from Associate's degrees through PhDs.