The Maryland Community is proud to host our eighth Award for Aspirations in Computing in 2019-2020. Award recipients were selected for their aptitude and interest in IT and computing, solid leadership ability, community service and learning outside of school, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our 2020 National Winner, National Honorable Mentions, Maryland Winners, Maryland Winners Emerita, Maryland Honorable Mentions, and Maryland Rising Stars! You should be very proud of your accomplishments. Our Honorable Mention category is for applicants who do not quite qualify for Winner, but are more accomplished than Rising Stars. Starting in 2019, you can win again! Any applicant who qualifies for the Winner level for a second, third, or fourth time, will be awarded the Winner Emerita award, to celebrate her continued dedication to computing.

AWARD CEREMONY: Everyone (winners, honorable mention, rising stars, winners emerita, and educators) are invited to our award ceremony. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we postponed the award ceremony to be on Zoom 5/31/20 from 1:30-3PM. Check your email for RSVP and link information. Students will join via Zoom, and friends and family members can watch a live stream via the UMD MCWIC Facebook page. See slides that auto advance every 15 sec, or view the recording of the live stream on Facebook.

STUDENTS: We encourage women in grades 9-12 to apply by the November deadline every year! You can't win if you don't apply -- don't take yourself out of the running before you even try! If you have previously won, you are still eligible to win a national award, and are now eligible to win again in Maryland. If you have not yet won in Maryland, you still can win if you apply!

EDUCATORS: If you are a computing educator, please encourage your students to consider applying for the award, and also apply for the educator award yourself!

FACEBOOK: All applicants can request to join our Facebook community for Maryland Aspirations. Use the Facebook group to connect with other applicants from the Maryland area, and to share opportunities.

We are very proud of our six prior Educator Award winners: Olukayode Banmeke of Duval High School (2018), Kimberly Burton-Regulski of Eastern Technical High School (2017), Amanda Lattimore of Dulaney High School (2016), Michael Price of Springbook High School (2015), Daniel Fowler of Montgomery Blair High School (2014), and Bethany Petr of Thomas S. Wootton High School (2013). We are also proud of our Educator Honorable Mentions, Andrea Robertson of Wheaton High School (2018), and Stephen Sell of Clarksburg High School (2017).

Please contact with any questions about the Maryland community. (Note: Prior to 2017, we were the Maryland and Delaware affiliate. The Delaware affiliate is now separate.)

2014 Award Ceremony Pictures
2015 Award Ceremony Pictures
2016 Award Ceremony Pictures
2017 Award Ceremony Pictures
2018 Award Ceremony Pictures