Volunteer to Review AiC Award Applications

We Need YOU! 

NCWIT receives thousands of AiC award applications each year; this year, NCWIT expects to receive 25 percent more. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to identify outstanding, aspirational technologists by sharing their insight into the world of computing. Sign up now, and download this flyer to share the opportunity to volunteer with colleagues and peers!


Why Should I Volunteer?

  • Reviewing is convenient. Volunteer application reviewers complete application reviews at their own pace, and spend an average of three hours reviewing. Review whenever you have a free moment—at lunch, after work, anytime.
  • Reviewing contributes towards required corporate volunteer hours. (Check with your company to see if being a volunteer application reviewer qualifies as required corporate volunteer hours.)
  • Reviewing is rewarding. Not only will you be inspired by the next generation of technologists, but you can also participate in the AiC Award Application Reviewer Challenge to become eligible to receive prizes! (You can keep track of your progress on the Reviewer Dashboard, once you sign up).

When Can I Volunteer?

NCWIT Collegiate Award Preliminary Round Application Reviews Close February 26, 2021.

NCWIT Collegiate Award LogoThe NCWIT Collegiate Award honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary. Conferred annually, the award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact. 

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (Award for AiC) Application Reviews are Currently Closed.

Award for AiC Logo

The Award for AiC honors 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions.

National Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Educator Award Application Reviews Open February 17, 2021.

The National AiC Educator Award publicly celebrates up to three outstanding educators whose work embodies the best of the AiC Educator Award. The AiC Educator Award identifies exemplary formal and informal educators who play a pivotal role in encouraging 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary to explore their interest in computing and technology.
  • No technical background is required to review applications.
  • To get started, submit this short form online.
  • Additional Resources // Get inspired by past National AiC Educator Award winners: Jeff Solin, Buffy Smith, and Catherine Tabor.

I Need Assistance.

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