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Gold Sponsor of NCWIT-WI Aspirations

Silver Sponsors of NCWIT-WI Aspirations

   

Bronze Sponsors of NCWIT-WI Aspirations

 

      

  

Friendship Sponsor of NCWIT-WI Aspirations

 

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Aspirations in Computing Application Period
Opens September 1, 2020

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 videoTo apply, please click on the green Apply for the Award button on the upper right. 

 

NCWIT Aspirations Program Information

 

AiC Key Dates

For 2020-2021 school year:

9/1/20 - 11/5/20: Application period - Early Deadline: 10/15/20 - AiC High School Award (2020-2021 season)

9/1/20 - 12/7/20: Application period - AiC Educator Award (2020-2021 season)

9/1/20 - 10/15/20: Application period - AiC Collegiate Award (2020-2021 season)

10/1/20: AspireIT application deadline for Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 grants (round 14)

11/1/20: Aspire IT recipients notified (round 14)

1/11/20: National AiC HS award recipients notified

2/12/21: Wisconsin AiC HS award recipients notified; Educator Award recipients notified

3/15/21:  Aspire IT Application period for grants for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 closes (round 15)

4/15/21: Aspire IT recipients notified

 

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 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.

interactive booklet software (issuu)

Paged printing format (pdf)

Academic Alliance Collegiate Flyers (pdf)

 

Wisconsin Members of the NCWIT Academic Alliance

 

The following 13 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)
Carthage College
Gateway Technical College
Marquette University
Milwaukee Area Technical College
*Milwaukee School of Engineering (flyer)
*UW-Madison (flyer)

*UW-Milwaukee (*CEAS-CS (flyer) , Data Science Institute (flyer), *SOIS (flyer))
UW-Platteville
UW-Stout (flyer)
UW-Superior
UW-Whitewater
Waukesha County Technical College (flyer)

= institution provides scholarships to some/all NCWIT honorees
       Contact NCWIT-WI@gmail.com for details

 

Contact Information

Email:  ncwit.wi@gmail.com
Twitter: @NCWIT_WI
LinkedIn: NCWIT Wisconsin

 

NCWIT-WI Board of Directors

Chair:

Joe Kmoch - JK Consulting (ncwit.wi@gmail.com)

 

Vice Chair:

Cheryl Nowak - TAPCO

 

Directors:

AiC Applications and Review Process

Joe Kmoch - JK Consulting

 

Aspirations In Computing Awards Event

Cheryl Nowak - TAPCO (chair)

Sharon Skinner - Alverno College 

Sharyn Warren - Alverno College 

 

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

 

Sponsorships

Mary Acuna - UW-Whitewater

Dele Ojelabi - Comcentia

 

Marketing and Digital Presence

Steven Hartl - PDS Inc

Amy Koroll - PDS Inc

John Miller - PDS Inc

Shalisha Porter - IT Contractor

 

Finance/Treasurer

Christine Gay - Advocate Aurora Health Care

 

Alumnae Engagement

Rachael Wiley - Guardian Software Systems/WCTC student

Megan Choy - Northwestern Mutual/UW-Madison student

 

Community Outreach

Megan Cindric - Refinitiv

 

At Large Directors:

Katrina Hightower - Kohls

Kathy Lang - Kathy J. Lang & Associates

Tina Rock - Advanced Hires

 
* In addition to those that serve on the Board of Directors, a wide variety of volunteers are leveraged to support all aspects of NCWIT-WI programming and operations.
 

last updated: 10/10/2020:jk:5:00pm CT