California: Orange County
The 2019-20 Orange County Aspirations in Computing Award Celebration will be held April 13th, 5:30—8:00 at Applied Innovation @ the Cove in the Research Park on the UCIrvine Campus. Further information will be mailed to winners in mid March.
Award recipients were selected for their aptitude and interest in IT and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. All women in grades 9-12 were encouraged to apply.
Here are some of the things awardees have said about the Aspirations in Computing Award Program:
"This event made me feel more confident in myself"
"This event made me proud to be a female in computer science"
"This event made me feel happy, inspired and special"
"This event made me feel like I want to go out and program/make things."
About the Orange County Affiliate:
2018-2019 was the first year that Orange County was on it's own as an Aspirations in Computing Affiliate, even though the primary coordinator has been leading an affiliate in Southern California since the beginning of the program. First, the Affiliate was Southern California with six SoCal counties; in 2012-13, San Diego and Imperial counties split off to form the San Diego affiliate; in 2017-18, Riverside and San Bernadino counties split off to form the Inland Empire affiliate; finally, Los Angeles and Orange counties split in 2018.