AiC Members - In The News! (August 2017: Part 2)

  • Remember the sparkly pink, tech-infused prom dress that AiC Community Member Claire Smith made last spring? Now, she's using it to inspire girls to get into tech. // “It shows girls that you can still be girly and code and to not be intimidated by the things you love. I want to bridge the gender gap. I’m trying to show girls that we are just as good as guys, if not better, at tech.” Learn more.
  • Congratulations to AiC Community Member Blakeley Hoffman on being awarded a GEM National Consortium Fellowship! The GEM program seeks to enhance the value of the nation's human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at the master's and doctoral levels in engineering and science. Way to go! 
  • Did you know that AiC Community Member Kai Morton was the inspiration for Black Girls Code? Check out her story, which she shares with her Mom, Black Girls Code Founder, and NCWIT K-12 Alliance Member Representative Kimberly Bryant! 
  • “Don’t give up! Look for support systems around you to help you figure out how to code and how to push through the tough times. Don’t let stereotypes define you.” // AiC Community Member Ilona Bodnar, along with 200 women engineers, including AiC Members DeNae Ford and Olivia Ross, shared what they’ve learned so far. Read on to take in some of their lessons
  • “The lack of diagnosis is the biggest challenge. In India, there are programs that send doctors into villages and slums, but there are a lot of patients and only so many ophthalmologists. What if there were a cheap, easy way for local clinicians to find new cases and refer them to a hospital?” // AiC Community Member Kavya Kopparapu's “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” story includes using her tech skills to diagnose diabetic retinopathy, a disease her grandfather in India has. 
  • Not only is AiC Community Member Sharon Lin a Computer Science major at MIT AND New York City’s Youth Poet Laureate, she's also an advocate for girls in tech. // "Advocating and being a role model allows me to share this experience with other people and to show them that anything is possible for a girl in this field." Read on to for more about Sharon.
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