AiC Members - In the News (February 2019)

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  • “I want to continue to improve access to computing education for people like me at every level, from K-12 through higher education.” // In this op-ed piece, AiC Community Member and #CSforAll Accessibility Advocate Meredith Boyce calls out the systemic barriers to disabled women’s participation in computing.

  • “To me, a computer scientist embodies kindness, resilience, and aspiration.” // In this post, AiC Community Member Stephanie Younger reflects on how inclusive computing programs helped prepare her to combat systemic bias and start her own coding workshops for Black women and girls. This post, originally published in 2017, was re-shared in honor of Black History Month.

  • This article profiles AiC Community Member Rian Walker and her personal transformation from a young student pursuing dreams of programming in spite of great odds, to an inspirational role model for others. Go here to discover how she learned from her mentors, then became one herself.

  • When AiC Community Member Caeley Looney first walked into a Girl Scouts robotics activity in middle school, she had no idea she was embarking on a journey that would lead her to become a rocket scientist. In this article, she shares some of the challenges she faced along the way - and how the support of the Aspirations Community helped her keep going.

  • “There's always something to learn, [and] there's always somebody out there ready to teach you something.” // In this Fox4 Kansas City feature, Chyanne Sandoval-Williams talks about the importance of positive, visible, tech-savvy role models for young people from underrepresented groups.

  • “Technical literacy is just as important as math and English, and everybody can benefit from a computer science course, regardless of their intended major.” // Check out this profile of AiC Community member Megan Goulet.

Many members of the AiC Community are getting noticed for their achievements! This month, we spotted features in various local news outlets, shining a spotlight on Amrita Lakhanpal, Breanna Widner, Kamryn Ohly, Miryam Reid, Angelica Comahig (and also here), Alice Le, three community members from Stamford, Connecticut, and four community members from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Congratulations, everyone!

Aspirations Community: 
National Award

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