Aspirations in Computing News

    • “In addition to showing my brothers and sister that you can have whatever you want if you believe in God and have faith, I’ve always charged myself with being the change I wish to see in the community -- right now that change is the technology industry.” // We’re not surprised to see AiC Community Member Khalia Braswell listed here
    • "What does a student coding in a white mask have in common with a New Zealand man struggling with
    • “Proud of our Champions of Change -- folks who prove that, here in America, there's no more powerful role than that of citizen.” // President Obama celebrated the Champions of Change last week, including many of our AiC Community Members. We are proud of all the great work that they do! 
    • “Being a Black Muslim woman, my narrative has always been reflected in politics, but not necessarily in the way that I’d like it to be. I got really into politics and picked it up as a minor.
  • Congratulations to AiC Community Member Lucie le Blanc who was recently awarded the "Women In Tech Award" by the Westchester County Association, which celebrates the leadership, creativity, and innovation of women in science and technology. Congrats, Lucie! 

  • AiC Community Member Trisha Prabhu's presented her anti-bullying app ReThink on Shark Tank on the season premier and reeled in Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner for a joint investment of $100,000! ReThink is an app that stops cyberbullying before the damage is done by encouraging teens to rethink posing an offensive message on social media before hitting the send/post button.

  • AiC Community Member Katherine Liu and Stanford student / Facebook product designer is sharing the strategies and resources she used to build her own design curriculum for helping out the next woman pursuing design. This post was shared with permission and was originally posted on Medium.com.

  • After attending the awards ceremony as an Affiliate Award runner-up for the 2015 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, AiC Community Member Atalanta Stoeke was inspired to continue pursuing the vast opportunities within the program. Persistence paid off as Atalanta, now a sophomore at Apple Valley High School in Minnesota, was recently announced as an Affiliate Award recipient for the 2016 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

  • AiC Community Member Blakeley Hoffman is a Computer Science and Mathematics major at the University of South Carolina in Columbia who, after seeing Disney’s Zootopia wondered if a little Disney magic might help shed some light on the issue of imposter syndrome.

  • AiC Community Member Brittany Greve, along with fellow AiC Community Members Noran Omar and Angela Diep from The Young Women's Leadership School (TYWLS) of Astoria, joined Andrea Chaves, their teacher and 2015 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award winner, for a special ceremony at the White House honoring Andrea as a Champion of Change for Computer Science Education. Brittany shared their experience at the White House with us.

  • AiC Community Member Caeley Looney is a sophomore currently pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She has been a member of NCWIT's Aspirations in Computing Community since her senior year in high school, and has been involved with a number of other organizations trying to bridge the gender gap in STEM since she started college, including SHE++ and ProjectCSGirls.

  • AiC Community Member Ayushi Sinha recently organized “Behind the Screen” for local middle school girls. The free event taught attendees how to 3D print using Tinkercad and OpenScad as well as take part in presentations with high school girls and women who work with 3D printing and technology. Ayushi shared her “Behind the Screen” experience with us.

  • HackMIT, a hackathon by MIT, was an amazing experience! Although my team didn't place, I seriously enjoyed my first hackathon, bonding with my NCWIT team, and learning so much in just one weekend. The team was originally formed when Sabrina asked the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Community if anyone wanted to apply to HackMIT and join her team (the Fearless Four). AiC Community Members Pia, Emily, and I immediately teamed up with Sabrina.

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