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 April 26, 2019 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Domenici Hall on the campus of New Mexico State University. For more information contact Mari Langford (575) 646-1901, mlangfor[@]

Congratulations to our Award Winners and Honorable Mentions

Breanna Widner - National Award Winner, Local Affiliate Award Winner
Abril Arias - Local Affiliate Award Winner
Chaeley Boykin - Local Affiliate Award Winner 
Angel Carlin - Local Affiliate Award Winner 
Jade Collins - Local Affiliate Award Winner 
Kiara Gonzalez - Local Affiliate Award Winner 
Ruby Hollomon - Local Affiliate Award Winner 
Emma Jackson - Local Affiliate Award Winner 
Morgan Knight- Local Affiliate Award Winner 
Ayanna Leal - Local Affiliate Award Winner 
Rigel Liefeld - Local Affiliate Award Winner 
Tiffany Monarco - Local Affiliate Award Winner 
Lauren Owens - Local Affiliate Award Winner
Alyssa Pina - Local Affiliate Award Winner
Mazey Ray - Local Affiliate Award Winner
Allison Rewalt - Local Affiliate Award Winner
Alexandria Rivera - Local Affiliate Award Winner
Myla Ruvalcaba - Local Affiliate Award Winner
Rosa Taylor - Local Affiliate Award Winner
Victoria Trevino - Local Affiliate Award Winner
Kayla Wilson - Local Affiliate Award Winner
Ruby Herrera - Local Affiliate Honorable Mention 
Ella Hutchinson - Local Affiliate Honorable Mention
Felicity Lopez - Local Affiliate Honorable Mention
Kaitlyn Paiz - Local Affiliate Honorable Mention
Lesley Ponce de Leon - Local Affiliate Honorable Mention


Congratulations to our Educator Award Winners

Gliziel Gonzales - Local Affiliate Educator Award Winner, Hobbs High School 

Saul Nunez - Local Affiliate Honorable Mention, Santa Teresa High School

Schools Represented this Year 

Centennial High School 
Hobbs High School
Las Cruces High School
Mayfield High School
Onate High School
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 third 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 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[@]