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MACAA Awards Ceremony!

December 22, 2010
ITA/MACAA

This year ITA Software sponsored the Massachusetts Affiliate of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. This was ITA’s first year being the lead sponsor of the award and it was Massachusetts’ first year hosting an affiliate award program.

Did You Know?

December 17, 2010
Woman shouting

We know from research on entrepreneurship that success often correlates with the strength of one’s network, and that male and female entrepreneurs have differing access to networks; but did you know that this is also true of faculty? New research from an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) reveals the degree to which the “complex structure” of university interactions influences female faculty’s ability to succeed in their careers.

Did You Know?

December 10, 2010
Woman shouting

The Kauffman Foundation’s Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Foundation announced this week that it was launching a Women in Science and Engineering Business Idea Competition, designed to recruit highly educated and creative women with world-changing ideas consider entrepreneurship and commercialization of those ideas. Co-sponsored by Astia, the competition ends January 15, 2011, and the prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to TED 2011.

CSEdWeek - Pledge Highlights: Community and Career Leaders

December 9, 2010
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Good morning, and welcome to day five of CS Ed Week(December 5-11)!

On Monday, we highlighted some pledges from teachers and others in the education community.  Yesterday, we showcased what some students are doing this week for Computer Science Education Week.  Next up?  Let's see what community and career leaders are doing to participate. 

CSEdWeek - Pledge Highlights: Students

December 8, 2010
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Good morning, and welcome to day four of CS Ed Week(December 5-11)!

Yesterday, we highlighed some pledges from the teachers and others in the education community. Today, we'd like to showcase what some students are doing this week for Computer Science Education Week!

CSEdWeek - Pledge Highlights

December 7, 2010
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Good morning, and welcome to day three of CS Ed Week (December 5-11)! We thought we'd take this opportunity to highlight some of the pledges we've seen so far. Today, we feature pledges from teachers and the education community.

Want to get involved? Check out the CS Ed Week website for more information, and sign the pledge here!

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) 2010

December 5, 2010
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Hello, and welcome to CSEdWeek 2010! Computer Science Education Week  is a "call to action" to make computer science education a priority for students in the 21st century. Congress designated the week of December 5-11 a national week of awareness, events, activities, information-sharing, and community  that will elevate the importance of computer science education for everyone in the United States. Everyone can participate!

How?

Did You Know?

December 3, 2010
Woman shouting

Do you read the Gotham Gal blog? Its author Joanne Wilson is an alumna of the Silicon Valley tech world, has worked in publishing, and is married to venture capitalist Fred Wilson.

Did You Know?

November 19, 2010
Woman shouting

Recommendation Letter #1

To Whom it May Concern: I’m writing to recommend so-and-so for a job. Over the years, so-and-so has proved sympathetic and helpful, always taking direction well and maintaining relationships.

Recommendation Letter #2

To Whom it May Concern: I’m writing to recommend so-and-so for a job. Over the years, so-and-so has proved confident and outspoken, always influencing others and initiating tasks.

Girls in Tech - Upcoming Mentorship Program

November 15, 2010
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Girls in Tech recently announced the launch of a new Mentorship Program, which will seek to provide "integrated, engaging and educational high-touch workshops for young girls ages K-12." Components will include summer camp programs, "labs" that teach entrepreneurship and business concepts, software and basic tech classes, and a leadership program.

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