I don't always read my Systers mail. It accumulates in a mailbox until I have the time to indulge myself in its wealth of information, insights, encouragement and opportunities for women, about women, by women. During one such binge a year ago, I came across a brief post announcing a new grant, the Hello Tomorrow Fund, created by Avon.
NCWIT has added another Program-in-a-Box to our resource library: Computer Science-in-a-Box: Unplug Your Curriculum. This box introduces fundamental building blocks of computer science to K-12 students -- without using computers! Computer Science-in-a-Box is designed primarily for use with kids ages 9 to 14, and its activities teach students how computers work by explainng critical mathematics concepts such as number systems, algorithms, and logic.
Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) is embarking on a critical research project to measure the perceptions of career opportunities for women in technology, and to collect insights on women’s experiences, motivators, and career preferences in technology and potentially the cable industry.
Fewer and fewer women are joining the IT field these days -- the official statistic is that there's been a 70 percent decline in the number of undergraduate women choosing to major in Computer Science between 2000 and 2005 -- and NCWIT is working to understand why that is and reverse the downward trend.