The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Recipients 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. For more information, please visit the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing micro site.
Counselors for Computing (C4C) is a four-year campaign through which thousands of students -- especially girls -- are introduced to computing and encouraged to pursue education and careers in IT. C4C equips counselors with up-to-date information and resources they can use to advise effectively.
NCWIT Extension Services (ES) provides customized consultation services to members of the NCWIT Academic Alliance (AA) for implementing systemic change in their undergraduate programs (UP) in ways that increase enrollment, retention, and graduation of women.
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 NCWIT Symons Innovator Award promotes women’s participation in information technology and entrepreneurship by honoring an outstanding woman who has successfully built and funded an IT business. By recognizing women IT entrepreneurs, the NCWIT Symons Innovator Award hopes to inspire others to pursue IT entrepreneurship, and increase awareness about the importance of women’s participation in IT innovation and business.
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.
Sometimes you have to sit to take a stand. Sit With Me invites you to validate and recognize the important role women play in creating future technology by taking a small but symbolic action: sit in a red chair and share your story. Pull up a chair and listen to stories from others; men, women, technical and non-technical, as they sit in the red chair.
Sit With Me was created by members of NCWIT with creative direction from marketing and branding firm BBMG.