AiC Members in the News (March 2020)
In this profile, AiC Community Member Stephanie Angulo reflects on how her career at VSCO, the company behind the popular photo-editing app, allows her to combine her interests in computer science and photography.
“[J]ust to have that support and know that these other women were fighting for the same things that I was, even if they weren’t always present or within sight of my support, was truly inspiring.” // AiC Community Member Jacqueline Deprey explains how being part of a larger community of women in tech has helped her to persevere in computing in this Voice of America story.
“I can really see their passion for learning being ignited through this program. We’re really sparking their inspiration and we’re actually closing the achievement gap.” // In this Denver 7 - ABC News feature, AiC Community Member Maya Hunter talks about how her AspireIT program, Huskie Technopreneurs, is introducing younger girls to the joy of coding.
“We need diversity in computer science. You code what you know. If there are no women involved in a project, the projects tend to contain intrinsic bias.” // In this piece from the El Paso Herald-Post, AiC Community members and educators talk about what it’s like to attend a school where girls aren’t underrepresented in computing and robotics.
“It’s really interesting to think about how we understand language… How is it that computers have such a hard time understanding what we find so easy?” During her time at MIT, AiC Community Member Christine Soh combined her interests in linguistics and computer science to develop tools to help diagnose childhood speech impairments. Learn more about her projects in this profile.
With many schools transitioning to at-home learning, online communities are more important than ever. This month, several Award for AiC recipients were celebrated for their accomplishments in local media outlets. We spotted Qingqing Zhao; Leah LaVerde; Alicia Thoney; Vaidehi Srinivas; Educator Kimberly Burton-Regulski; four students from Middleton, WI; six students from Brookfield, Wisconsin; and six students from Edina, Minnesota.