Wisconsin

About:  NCWIT - Aspirations in Computing (AiC)

The National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Program provides technical young women with ongoing engagement, visibility, and encouragement for their computing-related interests and achievements from high school through college and into the workforce.   AiC Community members are supported by their peers, volunteers, and NCWIT Alliance member organizations who offer exclusive access to scholarships, internships, mentorship and professional work to strengthen their leadership, technical, and entrepreneurial skills, further preparing and motivating them to participate in the computing workforce.


About:  Wisconsin Affiliate of NCWIT - Aspirations in Computing (AiC)

The Wisconsin Affiliate of NCWIT is uniquely charged with developing a statewide network of support for members of Wisconsin’s AiC Community.  NCWIT-WI plays a key role in the development, attraction and retention of young technical women to support economic development and innovation across the State of Wisconsin.  The WI Affiliate is based out of Southeastern Wisconsin and leverages the Wisconsin Mathematics Education Foundation (WMEF) as its fiscal agent.  All donations are tax deductible.


About:  Aspirations in Computing (AiC) High School (HS) Award  

Award recipients are selected for their aptitude and interest in IT and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history and plans for post-secondary education.  Winners and honorable mentions are selected at both a National and State level.  State winners and honorable mentions are recognized at a local ceremony designed to connect their winners to post-secondary education providers and businesses with an interest in supporting young women in technology.  Recipients of the AiC Educator Award are also recognized at this event.


About:  Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Collegiate Award:  Open to college women in any year of study who have completed technical projects that demonstrate a high level of creativity and potential impact.  Awards range from $2,500-$10,000.  This award program is administered at the National level; however, the Wisconsin Affiliate provides support as needed to AiC Community Members who wish to pursue a project and/or need local support to apply for the award.  


AiC Key Dates

9/1/16 - 11/7/16: Application period - AiC High School Award

9/1/16 - 11/28/16: Application period - AiC Educator Award

9/1/16 - 1/23/17: Application period - AiC Collegiate Award

12/11/16: National AiC HS award winners & honorable mentions notified

1/31/17: Wisconsin AiC HS award winners & honorable mentions notified

1/31/17: National AiC Collegiate award winners & honorable mentions notified

4/1/17: Registration opens for WI AiC Awards Ceremony (winners and their parents and/or teachers, post-secondary education partners, and business partners are invited to attend)

5/7/17: WI Aspirations in Computing Awards Ceremony:  Alverno College


AiC High School Applicant Resources


NCWIT WI Post-secondary Education Partners

Post-secondary education partners are those that are providing support in one of the following ways:

  • Financial support to NCWIT-WI to subsidize the costs of the AiC awards ceremony

  • Scholarship support to WI AiC Winners and/or honorable mentions

  • Swag bag donations for WI AiC Winners and/or honorable mentions

  • Post-secondary advising personalized for AiC Community members looking for direct-entry/transfer information related to technical programs of study.


NCWIT WI Business Partners

Business partners are those that are providing support in one of the following ways:

  • Financial support to NCWIT-WI to subsidize the costs of the AiC awards ceremony

  • Swag bag donations for WI AiC Winners and/or honorable mentions.

  • Scholarship support to WI AiC Winners and/or honorable mentions communicated through WI AiC Community.

  • Commitment to provide information on eligibility and how to apply for internship opportunities through WI AiC Community.

  • In kind support provided to support NCWIT-WI (printing, video production, public relations support, hosting meetings, etc.)

 

Contact Information

Email:  ncwit.wi@gmail.com

NCWIT WI Chair

Joseph W Kmoch - JK Consulting, joe@jkmoch.com


Committee Members

Christine Anderson - Independent Consultant

Tabatha Frozena - New Resources Consulting

Kate Kaiser - Marquette University

Kathy Lang - Marquette University

Cheryl Nowak - We Energies

Qiana Ramsey - We Energies

Tina Rock - Advanced Hires

Laura Schmidt - School District of New Berlin

 

last updated: 03/14/2017:jk

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