Calling all creative coders, hackers, designers and technical young women

NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) and Wisconsin honors young women active and interested in computing and encourages them to pursue their passion for technology. NCWIT and its Wisconsin affiliate seek high-school-level young women to apply for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

The competition for the 2015-16 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is open to any U.S. high-school-level female (grades 9-12). Applications will be accepted beginning September 1, 2015, and must be submitted online at https://www.aspirations.org no later than October 26, 2015.  National award recipients will be announced in December, 2015 and Wisconsin award recipients in January, 2016.

Please check our website http://ncwitwiaspirations.pbworks.com. Information there includes help for girls to prepare their application, a recruiting document answering "What's In It for Me?", a video and other flyers.

Winners get cool prizes, gadgets, and scholarships, can join a community of like-minded technical women and meet IT professionals in WI. National award-winners are selected from across the country and the Wisconsin Affiliate Award competitions are selected from within Wisconsin.  All girls at all computing levels are encouraged to apply-we'd like to recognize aspirations, not just accomplishments! 

The Wisconsin Affiliate award winners will receive an engraved award for both the student and her school and all awardees will receive other valuable prizes including scholarship opportunities to be announced soon.

The Wisconsin Affiliate award sponsors include Alverno College, EMC Inc, Milwaukee Area Technical College, New Resources Consulting, Northwestern Mutual, Society for Information Management and UW-Madison.

Questions? Email ncwit.wi@gmail.com