AiC Members in the News (May 2020)

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  • AiC Community Member Angel Wang’s determination to overcome challenges has given her the skills and strength to achieve both academic and personal success. Read her inspiring story in this profile.
  • “Those are the experiences that mold you and help you to become a better, more resilient person.” // In this profile, AiC Community Member and TECHNOLOchica Patricia Garcia shares about the key moments that have shaped her tech journey.
  • “She didn’t let anyone hold her back and didn’t ever stop doing what she loved, no matter what she gained or lost from it.” // In this article, six AiC Community members from Minnesota share about the Black history-makers who have inspired them to pursue their dreams. 
  • AiC Community Members Molly Cantillon and Melanie Herbert started the nonprofit organization GirlTechBoss to empower girls to pursue STEM and entrepreneurship. Now, they’re reaching hundreds of people through their online content and in-person events. Learn more here.
  • “Students at Northwest have been gaining recognition in computer science locally and nationally the last few years, and it’s evident why when you look at the inspiring teachers we have.” // Get to know 2020 National NCWIT AiC Educator Award Recipient Catherine Tabor in this profile
  • In this video, AiC Community Member Leah Marville talks about her AspireIT program, AppDevelopHer, and explains how others can apply for an AspireIT grant, as well as other opportunities available through NCWIT and Aspirations in Computing.

Shoutouts:

As the school year comes to a close under extraordinary circumstances, our AiC Community members are still out there, finding creative ways to use their tech skills for good. We spotted these mentions in local news outlets across the nations: Sathvika Narasimhan; Amy Gong; Avantika Naik; seven students from Helena, Montana; five students and two educators from Moore Norman Technology Center in Norman, Oklahoma; three students and one educator from Escondido, California; seven students from Cambridge, Massachusetts; and two students from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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National Award

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