Virginia

The Virginia Community is proud to host the Award for Aspirations in Computing in Virginia. Award recipients will be selected for their aptitude and interest in IT and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.

This is an annual event at the national and regional level. We encourage women in grades 9-12 to apply each year.

The Virginia Celebration of NCWIT Aspiration Winners was held on March 11, 2017 at the Bank of America facility in Richmond, Virginia. Pictured above are our 2017 Virginia Aspirations winners, Virginia Affiliate Honorable Mentions, and NCWIT National Honorable Mentions who attended the celebration with their families and teachers. Representatives of our supporting companies and our organizing committee members also attended the celebration.  Read more in our press release for the event.

Allison Collier, a 2012 VA/DC regional winner and 2013 national winner, is now a junior studying computer science at Virginia Tech.  She made a video about what aspirations means to her. 

Please contact aspirations@cs.vt.edu with any questions about the Virginia & Washington DC community.

Chair: Libby G. Bradford, Virginia Tech, bradfolg@vt.edu

Organizing Committee:

Melinda Cloyes, Bank of America, melinda.cloyes@bankofamerica.com

Marjorie Hash, Bank of America, marjorie.hash@bankofamerica.com

Susan Hesser, AAUW, seffhess@usa.net

Tonya Johnson, Bank of America, tonya.johnson@bankofamerica.com

Jennifer Rupert, Virginia Tech, juni16@vt.edu

Kamaljeet Sanghera, George Mason University, ksangher@gmu.edu

Kelly Shaw, University of Richmond, kshaw@richmond.edu

Jackie Sylvester, Eastman, jsylvest@eastman.com

Marietta Woodward, Bank of America, marietta.woodard@bankofamerica.com