NCWIT Selects 2023 Collegiate Award Recipients

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The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Program (AiC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 NCWIT Collegiate Award, celebrating 47 undergraduate and graduate women, genderqueer, and non-binary students from 38 academic institutions nationwide. Conferred annually, the award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact.

The entire NCWIT AiC program platform is supported generously by Apple. AiC also receives support for specific national program elements; the NCWIT Collegiate Award is sponsored by Qualcomm and Amazon.


​​Honorable Mentions


Hena Ahmed
Scripps College
Towards Reproducible Machine Learning: A Sensitivity Analysis of Pseudo-Randomness in ML Models

Drshika Asher
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Horizon Worlds: Features and Moderation-specific Affordances

Kary Cabrera
University of Southern California
Computer Vision for Business Impact: Identifying Objects and Sorting by Color

Lily Chen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Automated Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy with Deep Learning

Alexandra Chin
Wellesley College
Efficacy of a Misconceiving Robot to Improve Computational Thinking in Collaborative Problem Solving

Shide Dehghani
University of California - Berkeley
Extract Flora

Diya Dinesh
Carnegie Mellon University
A Novel Multi-Model Approach to Real-Time Road Accident Prediction and Driving Behavior Analysis using a Fully-Connected Feed-Forward Deep Neural Network and an Object Detection CoreML Model

Ye-un Christina Go
University of Texas - Austin
Post-Facto Calibration of the HETE-2 (High Energy Transient Explorer) Satellite Proportional Counter

Joanna Huang
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Improving Robot-Aided Care of Physically Impaired Individuals

Rrezarta Krasniqi
University of North Texas
A Three-Pronged Approach for Detecting Highly Impactful Quality Concerns in Source Code

Aparna Kumar
Columbia University
Improving SEACells

Paridhi Latawa
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Amanda Liu
University of Maryland - College Park
Debugging Techniques in Professional Programming

Bryn Loftness
University of Vermont
The ChAMP System: An Open-Access Tool for Enhancing Knowledge Discovery and Detecting Digital Phenotypes of Early Childhood Mental Health

Sana Madhavan
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Processing Mindfulness Meditation: An Exploratory Analysis

Christine Mbagwu
University of Maryland Global Campus
High Performance Computing in the Cloud

Lauren McGuirk
Grand Valley State University
Virtual Motion Therapy (VMT)

Sarah Motteler
Rice University
Garden Planner

Jalynn Nicoly
Colorado State University
Virtual Reality Restorativeness

Marian Obuseh
Purdue University
Sensor-based Surgical Data Science and Human Factors in Robotic-Assisted Surgeries

Kim Anh Phung
University of Dayton
Co-AID: Collaboration of Artificial Intelligent Doctors for X-Ray Image Analysis

Lori Porter
University of Louisville
Galaxy Evolution with Simulations and Citizen Science

Tanisha Rajgor
Northeastern University
Deepfake Detection With Haar-Cascades & GANs

Yarianis Rivera
Boston University
The Covid Run Game

Jocelyn Shen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Modeling Empathic Similarity In Personal Narratives

Priyanka Shrestha
Stanford University
Developing a Mechanistic Tensor Decomposition (MTD) for Systems Serology Data

Saumya Suvarna
University of Pennsylvania
Social Media as an Indicator of Declining Mental Health

Quincy Taylor
Brigham Young University - Provo
Understanding Hacktivist Groups through Online Media Posts

Akshaya Venkatesh
University of Illinois - Chicago
Changing Consumer Behavior - A Mobile App to Minimize Food Waste and Maximize Harvest

Keke Wu
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Designing Accessible Visualizations for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

Maya Zeng
California State University - Northridge
Sustainable Origami

Victoria Zhang
Harvard University
Characterizing Quantum Processors Using Discrete Time Crystals

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