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It's summertime, and we're thinking about ... JOBS.

July 2, 2012

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It's summertime, and we're thinking about ... JOBS. 

We know we're not alone. Whether you love it or hate it, whether you're taking a vacation from one or looking for one, jobs matter. Jobs drive our economy and signal our health and wealth. Innovation spurs jobs, and jobs spur innovation. Our job is often a hallmark of who we are, how we define ourselves. 

Women in Big Data

June 24, 2012
BigBoulder

NCWIT was fortunate this week to have a seat in the audience at the first Big Boulder conference, hosted by local startup Gnip, which brought together some of the best minds in the business to discuss trends and ideas in big data.

NCWIT Has a New Website!

June 21, 2012

At the risk of mentioning the obvious ... we've launched a new website! We're very excited to share this new site with you, and here are some of the great new features you'll find here.

Did You Know: Turing Centenary, Interdisciplinary Classrooms, and Sponsors

June 19, 2012

Did You Know? is a brief round-up of information and news that crossed NCWIT's radar this week that we think might be of interest to you. Practices or content of the news presented are not vetted or endorsed by NCWIT.

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2012 Nebraska & SW Iowa Affiliate Award

June 5, 2012
Award Winners

The first Nebraska and SW Iowa Affiliate Award recognized six winners and three runners up as well as a high school educator for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology on April 13, 2012.  The event was held in the Peter Kiewit Institute Atrium at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.   

A Woman's Place Is in Technology

June 4, 2012
Award Winners

They are high school students, and already masters of technology. Girls attending high schools in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, they excel at building websites and writing code, robotics and creating software, animation and bioengineering. For their work -- and their potential -- Bloomberg honored these 22 high school students for their achievements in technology at a May 17 ceremony in the Company’s New York City headquarters.

First Tennessee NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

May 21, 2012
Ruthe with Award Winner

As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, Tennessee Tech University (TTU) Computer Science department, an Academic Alliance member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) has recognized 28 high-school women for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology. This was the first time the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing competition was held for the state of Tennessee and it will be held annually hereafter.

Did You Know: Women CIOs, Raspberry Pi, Coursera

May 19, 2012
Summit Attendees

Did you know that the NCWIT Summit in Chicago happens next week? For those of you who are not able to join us, we hope you'll tune into the live stream video, made possible thanks to support from NCWIT Investment Sponsor, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. We'll be live-streaming the main Summit events including keynotes, workshops, and panels, and we'll archive the footage as well for later viewing.

Did You Know: Brogramming, Harvard, Stereotype Threat, & Male Influencers

May 3, 2012
Wireless Access Point

We know that stereotype threat can negatively impact the performance of those perceived to be less capable of particular endeavors, but did you know that stereotype threat can actually hinder the performance of those who supposedly excel at the endeavor, too?Researchers at the University of Illinois found that children's exposure to broad generalizations associating the abilities of a particular social group – say, boys or girls — to "natural talent"  led the children to perform worse on a

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