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Silver Sponsors of NCWIT-WI Affiliate Aspirations
Bronze Sponsors of NCWIT-WI Affiliate Aspirations
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for our NCWIT-WI Award for Aspirations Award Recognition Event.
Our NCWIT-WI Award for Aspirations Award Recognition Event will take place VIRTUALLY on Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.
The Award for Aspirations in Computing honors 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Here is a flyer, a poster and two videos (video1 and video 2). To apply, please click on the green Apply for the Award button on the upper right.
The Aspirations in Computing Educator Award identifies exemplary formal and informal educators who play a pivotal role in encouraging 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary to explore their interests in computing and technology. Here is a flyer. To apply, please click on the green Apply for the Award button on the upper right.
The NCWIT Collegiate Award honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary. Conferred annually, the award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact. Here is a flyer and a video. To apply, please click on the green Apply for the Award button on the upper right.
NCWIT Aspirations Program Information
- Info sheet about Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC)
- AiC Award 2020-2021 Application (view essay questions on pp 11-13)
- AiC Award 2020-2021 Scoring Guide
- Advocacy materials:
- Spread the word about all Aspirations Awards (high school, educator, collegiate)
- NCWIT Wisconsin Affiliate Winner Testimonial (Julia Schmidt)
- Value of Being an NCWIT WI Awardee
- What's In It For Me? (from NCWIT)
- Our NCWIT-WI Awesome video
Statement from the Aspirations in Computing (AiC) staff to the AiC community (condensed)
Like many of you, the NCWIT staff of the Aspirations in Computing Program are grieving and angry. As we reflect on the ongoing pain, suffering, and violence against Black men and womxn, we cannot remain silent. The AiC team reaffirms our commitment to supporting womxn in tech; we can do more to support Black womxn in tech and have put together NCWIT resources that address racism and intersectional injustices and that highlight the accomplishments and experiences of Black womxn as well as a list that advocates for Black tech companies and organizations. We plan to continue the conversations in our community (on our Facebook group!), and work to continue making this a safe space for all community members, particularly our Black womxn and other members of color.
For the FULL STATEMENT, go to: https://mailchi.mp/ncwit/black-lives-matter
The NCWIT-WI Affiliate Aspirations in Computing Award Student Recognition Booklet for 2020 is now available.
Our recognition booklet this year includes not only photos and bios of all 101 student honorees and 2 educator honorees, but commentary from our planned keynote speaker, comments from our Gold Sponsor, comments from our planned student panelists. In addition there is extensive information about our Academic Community activities including our NCWIT Academic Alliance members, our Academic Partners in K-12, the work of our honorees with Aspire IT, Counselors for Computing and the NCWIT Collegiate Award.
Wisconsin Members of the NCWIT Academic Alliance
The following 14 Wisconsin post-secondary institutions are registered members of the NCWIT Academic Alliance. As members, they are committed to providing an inclusive culture and environment for women in computing and related disciplines on campus and through their K-12 Outreach programs to support the next generation of female technologists. Thank you very much for your efforts. Please refer to the link associated with each alliance member name and/or their related flyer to better understand the options available women in technology at each campus.
Alverno College (flyer)
Gateway Technical College
Milwaukee Area Technical College
*Milwaukee School of Engineering (flyer)
*UW-Milwaukee (CEAS-CS (flyer) , Data Science Institute (flyer), *SOIS (flyer))
Waukesha County Technical College (flyer)
* = institution provides scholarships to some/all NCWIT honorees
Contact NCWIT-WI@gmail.com for details
NCWIT-WI Affiliate Board of Directors
Joe Kmoch - JK Consulting (email@example.com)
Cheryl Nowak - TAPCO
Aspirations in Computing Applications and Review
Joe Kmoch - JK Consulting
Aspirations In Computing Awards Event
Cheryl Nowak - TAPCO (chair)
Sharon Skinner - Alverno College
Megan Cindric - Refinitiv
Academic Engagement - Collegiate
Laura Schmidt - Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition
Academic Engagement - K-12
Molly Schuld - Northwestern Mutual
Academic Engagement - AspireIT
Tina Gleason - Golda Meir School
Megan Choy - Northwestern Mutual/UW-Madison student
Megan Cindric - Refinitiv
Lita Mallett - Milwaukee Excellence Charter School
Christine Gay - Advocate Aurora Health
Marketing and Digital Presence
Steven Hartl - PDS Inc
John Miller - PDS Inc
Joan Nordick - PDS Inc
Shalisha Porter - Firefly Multimedia
Mary Acuna - UW-Whitewater
Dele Ojelabi - Comcentia
At Large Directors:
Kathy Lang - Kathy J. Lang & Associates
Tina Rock - Advanced Hires
last updated: 3/29/2021:jk:2:30p.m. CDT