AiC Members - In the News (December 2018)
"After I started the Girls Who Code Club here at Union Catholic, I wanted to do something to reach more people in the community, so I reached out to the library about doing the coding classes'' for adults as well as middle school students, said #NCWITAiC Community Member Manya Trehan, who was recently honored with the Union Catholic High School Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Next, she’ll move on to the competition at the state level. Get all the details here!
2018 AiC Award Recipient Kyla Guru was recently interviewed on the CodeNewbie podcast! Tune in to hear why Kyla is so passionate about cybersecurity, how she built her own business while still in high school, and what developers and consumers can do to help make the internet safer for everyone.
AiC Community Member Kavya Kopparapu has been named one of TIME Magazine's 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018! Kavya was recognized in particular for her work on a deep-learning system designed to improve treatments for brain cancer, as well as the non-profit she founded, called Girls Computing League. Congratulations, Kavya, on this honor!
“We hope that our program will excite girls to become future scientists, engineers, programmers, technologists, and advocates.” // AiC Community Member Sanja Kirova talks about the benefits of the fifteen-day “She Can Tech” program that she’s leading, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Portage Club, in this news feature.
What happens when the data sets used to train AI facial recognition programs replicate racial and gender biases? 2016 #NCWITAiC Collegiate Award Recipient Joy Buolamwini explores this question and its important implications in this Marketplace interview.