New Mexico: Southern New Mexico

Event Information

The Southern New Mexico Affiliate (SNMA) is honored to host the Award Ceremony for Aspirations in Computing. The Award Ceremony will be held on January 31, 2020 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Domenici Hall on the main campus of New Mexico State University. For more information contact Mari Langford (575) 646-1901, mlangfor[@]

Congratulations to our Award Winners and Honorable Mentions!

National Award Winner
Kayla Wilson
National Honorable Mention Award Winner
Local Affiliate Award Winner
Affiliate Award Winners
Jade Collins
Jazmin Guajardo
Hannah Himelright
Ruby Hollomon
Emma Jackson
Julene Jaeger
Heng (Lilly) Li
Rigel Liefeld
Rubi Lopez
Tiffany Monrco
Ariya Nilkaew
Lauren Owens 
Kaitlyn Paiz
Victoria Treviño
Kayla Wilson
Madisyn Yuzos
Affiliate Honorable Mention Award Winners
Cora Breuninger 
Julissa Dorado
Karson Million
Samantha Nunez 
Affiliate Educator Award Winner
Melody Hagaman
Affiliate Educator Honorable Mention Award Winners
Anna Burns
Elizabeth Nations
Nate Raynor
Schools Represented 
Arrowhead Park Early College High School
Centennial High School
Cobre High School
Hobbs High School
Las Cruces High School
Mayfield High School
Mescalero Apache Schools
Santa Teresa High School


Affiliate Information

Our region has some of the best and brightest young women in the country, and we are proud to celebrate with you! As we enter into our fifth Affiliate year, we want to celebrate as many young women in computing and IT as possible. 

Award recipients will be selected for your aptitude and interest in IT and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. 

In a global economy, gender diversity in computing and IT means a larger and more competitive workforce; in a world dependent on innovation, it means the ability to design programs and technology that are as broad and creative as the people it serves. We and our partners believe that diversity in innovation benefits all and are committed to doing our part to encourage all young women in our area to choose careers in computing and IT.

By generating visibility for capable technical young women, the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing encourages their continued interest in computing, attracts the attention and support of educational and corporate institutions, and emphasizes at a personal level the importance of women's participation in computing.

Representatives from the NMSU Department of Computer Science, the Young Women in Computing (YWiC) program, and the Center for Smart Grid Technologies will serve as the organizing committee. If you have any questions, would like us to visit your school, need flyers or informational brochures, don't hesitate to reach out and let us know. (575) 646-1901, mlangfor[@]