Yesterday, I told our Groupies: I feel give-y today. Is there anything you’d like me to promote for you? Wendy Pastrick (Twitter) of WIT fame replied, “Today I tweeted a link for an award given out to High School aged girls who are interested in computing. That would be awesome to promote!” Yes, it would.
Wendy, your wish is granted.
The NCWIT [National Center for Women & Information Technology] Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing offers both a national and local “affiliate” competitions to generate support and visibility for women’s participation in communities nationwide. We are proud to announce 16 Affiliate Award programs serving 19 states and US territories in the 2010/2011 round, including Puerto Rico.
Applications are now open through Friday, October 15, 2010.
So if you know of a young lady who is already an IT go-getter – or a high school that may have such a lady - send her this link…if she wins, she’ll get cash, a laptop, a trip, and an award!
Jen McCown, Woman in Technology