Previous NCWIT Student Seed Fund Winners
NCWIT Student Seed Fund: Round 3 Winners (March 2012):
- Fisk University: will organize High School visits during which students will be able to develop mobile apps, use Scratch software, as well as participate in the demonstration of healthcare apps in order to gain hands-on experience.
- Purdue University: Women in Technology (WIT) will use this grant to support their annual three day program Discovering Opportunities in Technology (DOiT).
- University of California-Berkeley: WICSE will implement a focused peer mentorship program called "Big Sisters" in order to make new students feel more comfortable during their first two years.
- University of California-San Diego: Women in Computing will apply this grant towards an event that they will host that allows high school students to visit the UCSD campus to participate in lab hours, listen to guest speakers and enjoy food and games.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Women in Computer Science will use this grant towards their annual Chic-Tech retreat which is a recruiting event for them, as well as an opportunity for high school and middle school students to gain hands-on experience.
- University of Pennsylvania: Women in Computer Science- Living and Learning Community (WICS) will use this grant to help sponsor the tech workshops and field trips organized by WICS.
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Association of Women in Computing will use this grant to set up a group of two or four mentees with a graduate and undergraduate mentor over an academic year and provide them with an opportunity to do extracurricular research and programming project.
NCWIT Student Seed Fund: Round 2 Winners (July 2011):
- Arizona State University: Women in Computer Science will provide gas and food money to members of their organization that volunteer to visit high schools to promote the awareness of Computer Science and recruit students.
- Brown University: Women in Computer Science will use this grant toward funding their ongoing social, mentoring, and outreach programs.
- Florida A&M University: African-American Women in Computer Science (AAWCS) will assist its members with outreach and recruitment efforts such as traveling road shows and hosting high school students for workshops using this grant.
- Fort Valley State University: Association for Computing Machinery FVUS Student Chapter will host a two day Computer Enrichment Workshop for middle school girls to spark their interest in computer science.
- Georgia Institute of Technology: Women @ College of Computing will use this grant in order to to attend The Grace Hopper Conference in Portland, Oregon.
- Livingstone College: Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) will be working with a local high school to promote and develop an interest in information technology amongst females through career discussions and college preparatory discussions.
- Michigan State University: MSU Women in Computing will use this grant to support and improve the technology workshops that they organize in order to introduce girl scouts to basic programming and web design, as well as help them earn a computers badge.
- Michigan Technological University: Women in Computing Sciences (WiCS) will develop and implement fun and effective outreach programs for high school students that will consist of presentations, discussions and, additional hands-on activities.
- Murray State University: Women in Computing will participate in a university-wide STEM Girls Day and will use this grant to supply the girls with gift bags, information about computing careers, and information about the CSIS major at Murray State University.
- Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College: Building Future Experiences of BFE will use this grant to purchase new supplies to jump-start the group’s activities, and towards recruitment efforts to attract new members.
- Savannah State University: SWE Savannah State a proposed chapter of the Society of Women Engineers will use this grant to support outreach activities involving developing a FIRST LEGO League for female middle and high school students in their community.
- University of California-Davis: C-STEM Outreach Club at UC Davis will use this grant to cover transportation and food costs that are necessary in order to move forward with the workshop that they are organizing called “Programming the Amazing World of Robotics”.
- University of Central Arkansas: University of Central Arkansas's Women's Computer Science Club improve and expand their organization by organizing more events and recruiting members in order to create awareness about their cause.
- University of Massachusetts-Amherst: CS Women's Groups at UMass Amherst use this grant to fund visits to academic/industrial institutes, their Grad-to-Undergrad Mentoring Program, and activities that increase the awareness of the CS department at their university.
- University of Tampa: University of Tampa Student Chapter of ACM will organize an event on their campus to promote interest in Information Technology specifically targeted at female students.
NCWIT Student Seed Fund: Round 1 Winners (March 2011):
- Colorado School of Mines: ACM-W Student Chapter at the Colorado School of Mines will expand their organization, using this grant, by hosting computing events and outreach activities.
- Columbia University: Center for Computational Learning Systems organize workshops that to help female undergraduates better understand the variety of career options available for Computer Science graduates.
- DePaul University: ACM-W, HerCDM, and Digital Divas will organize the first DePaul College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) Women in Computing retreat.
- Indiana University: uWIC (Undergraduate Women in Informatics and Computing) will organize an event for undergrad students who are currently not majoring/minoring in Computing in order to introduce them to the advantages and opportunities available in this field.
- Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI): Women in Technology at IUPUI will sponsor a networking event to bring together students and faculty from the many technology related programs on campus.
- North Carolina State University: Women in Computer Science is going to organize a panel discussion for both undergraduate and graduate female students at the Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University.
- Purdue University: Women in Technology will use this grant to support their Women in Leadership Conference which focuses on the achievements, challenges, and working relationships that women face in the workforce and in leadership roles.
- Seattle Central Community College: Ignite-Central will use this grant to support their 6th-annual GLITTER (Get Launched In Technology Through Education and Resources) event on May 20, 2011.
- Stanford University: Women in Electrical Engineering will organize a three part event series for women in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science departments.
- University of California-Berkeley: Association of Women in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (AWE) plans to participate in the College of Engineering (COE)’s exciting Engineers Week (E-Week) in March, as well as host a Welcome Luncheon for women who have been accepted into Berkeley’s undergraduate EECS program.
- University of California-Irvine: Women in Information and Computer Sciences will hold a conference that will highlight the female professors and grad students currently affiliated with the University of California, Irvine and showcase their past and/or current research projects.
- University of Colorado-Boulder: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will use this grant to cover conference registration fees for four multicultural women in order for them to be able to attend a five day national conference.
- University of Maryland-Baltimore County: CWIT Student Council will use this grant to fund their 1st Annual "Women in Technology: Unleash Your Inner Leader" networking and dinner event.
- Utah State University: ACM-W at Utah State University will use this grant to fund a "Bug Stomp" event that allows students to practice their software testing skills by examining several problems to identify the bugs.
- Virginia State University: Walter Johnson Mathematics and Computer Science Club plans to use this grant to be able to invite 30-35 minority girls from local middle and high schools to their campus for an all day Saturday program.
Thank you to Symantec for sponsoring this award.