• The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is happening in San Francisco this week. While most of us are glued to the live stream, several young women we know are on site! NCWIT was among 20 STEM organizations chosen to receive scholarships for its members to attend the WWDC free of charge.

  • Participating in the White House Science Fair, including the Girls in STEM Discussion Student Roundtable at the Fair, was an absolutely inspirational and motivating experience! Being able to interact with such diverse and passionate individuals provided me with a platform to form new connections and learn about the fantastic work that the rising generation is doing to create change and make a difference in the community. Thank you so much to NCWIT for providing me with such a phenomenal opportunity to make friends for life!

  • International Women’s Day (IWD) takes place on March 8 of each year, a tradition that goes back all the way to 1911. On IWD, events take place around the world that celebrate and recognize the social, economic, and political contributions of women. At NCWIT, we think IWD is the perfect day to recognize the impact that women have had on technology and computing.

  • The 2015 Aspirations in Computing Awards for the Western Missouri & Kansas affiliate was held at Perceptive Software headquarters in Lenexa, KS on February 6, 2015. The award ceremony included a panel of university students with the theme "The Next Steps," and a panel of professional women with the theme "Technology: One Field, Endless Possibilities." Prizes included Garmin Vivofits for the winners and Amazon gift cards for the runners-up, as well as a multitude of other prizes donated by local and national sponsors.

  • It’s almost the end of the year, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of exciting announcements. After nearly three months of the application and review process, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) has selected 35 national winners for the 2015 Award for Aspirations in Computing. The winners, who are listed below, were selected from a record 2,691 applicants, representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and overseas military bases.

  • The 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration was such an amazing way to start the school year. The inspiration, new connections, interview experiences, and insights I’ve gained I will take with me throughout the year and into my professional life. What made it even more worthwhile was having NCWIT there.

  • From October 8-10 2014, NCWIT attended the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC). A key component of our presence at GHC is to give the young women of our Aspirations in Computing community an opportunity to spend time together and to meet with representatives from companies that are members of NCWIT. GHC is always a transformational experience for the young women of the Aspirations community. What follows are accounts from two AiC recipients who attended GHC this year.

  • This summer, I worked as a Research and Development intern at Bloomberg LP in the Data Visualization department. There, I developed data visualizations with my mentor to aid in interpreting financial data. Other than programming, my internship involved lots of meetings and talking with developers and people in other departments; I got a lot of practice in public speaking! It was such a rewarding experience.

  • This summer, I was given the opportunity to intern at Symantec Corporation through the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The experience has been challenging and simultaneously rewarding. This internship has taken my curiosity and cultivated it through responsibility, group work, and defined goals. Each day brought new hurdles, new things to understand and learn from. My work never felt monotonous as I was consistently learning new things.

  • On March 3, I attended the Philadelphia Area Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing ceremony with my mom and teacher. As soon as school ended, we drove the one-hour drive from Bethlehem, PA and arrived at the Villanova Conference Center around 4:15 p.m. Immediately upon arriving, I felt welcomed by the warm smiles of the coordinators and girls. As fellow award recipients trickled in, I conversed with those whom had already arrived.

  • Friday, February 7th, the Western Missouri and Kansas Aspirations Community celebrated 30 young women at the 2014 Award for Aspirations in Computing ceremony held at the Cerner Corporation in Kansas City. In excellent celebration, parents, teachers, industry professionals, and faculty were all on hand to help honor these young women for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology.

  • The Girls in ICT initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICTs. The initiative is committed to celebrate and commemorate the International Girls in ICT Day on the fourth Thursday of every April as established by the ITU membership.

  • March 15th, 2014 in Northern California marks a day when a group of girls honored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology became aware of the immense support they had from people in every area of the STEM field. At a ceremony held on the University of California, Davis, a group of talented and extremely fortunate young women got the chance to listen to stories from women who had become huge successes within science, math, engineering, and technology.
  • Late winter is one of the busiest and most inspiring times of year for NCWIT because we are celebrating the winners of our Award for Aspirations in Computing. NCWIT staff and representatives attend ceremonies all over the nation. At each event, we hear from magnetic speakers, meet dedicated educators, and more importantly, celebrate the amazing young women who are the Winners and Runners-up of the Award for Aspirations in Computing. Here are some of the highlights from two recent ceremonies.