BANK OF AMERICA AND NCWIT GIVE COMPUTING AWARD TO HIGH SCHOOL WOMEN

March 6, 2009

32 Women Nationwide Recognized for Computing Aspirations

As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Bank of America will recognize 32 high school women for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology.  

The young women from across the United States are winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, which recognizes high school women for their computing-related achievements and interests.  They will be honored at a Technology Stars of the Future Technology Showcase & Awards Ceremony on March 7, 2009.

“Encouraging young women’s interest in technology careers is critical. Our workforce needs their creativity and their innovation,” said Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of NCWIT.  “Bank of America’s support for this award helps us recognize and encourage talent that might otherwise be overlooked.”

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing was created to highlight the computing aspirations of young women, introduce them to leadership opportunities in the field, and generate visibility for women’s participation in technology fields. The award-winners, chosen among 379 applications from 38 states, are being acknowledged for their outstanding aptitude and interest in technology and computing, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.

Following are the 2009 winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing:

Sky Adams

     

Santa Barbara, CA

     

Dos Pueblos High School

Lauren Cagley

     

Charlotte, NC

     

Providence Day School

Jessica Chen

     

Diamond Bar, CA

     

Diamond Bar High School

Tiffany Chen

     

Brea, CA

     

Troy High School

Willa Chen

     

Canton, MI

     

Canton High School

Mailee Chue

     

Lenoir, NC

     

Caldwell Career Center Middle College

Ann Conway

     

Belmont, MA

     

Montrose School

Kacyn Fujii

     

Cupertino, CA

     

Menlo School

Alexis Gill

     

Jacksonville, FL

     

Edward H. White Senior High School

Jennifer Greene

     

Hackensack, NJ

     

Bergen County Academies

Garima Gupta

     

Jacksonville, FL

     

Stanton College Prep High School

Erin Hanson

     

Glen Burnie, MD

     

Glen Burnie Senior High School

Natalie Hildebrandt

     

Littleton, CO

     

D'Evelyn Senior High School

Catherine Hu

     

Scarsdale, NY

     

Horace Mann School

Rachel Johnson

     

Acworth, GA

     

Kennesaw Mountain High School

Emily Kuo

     

Chicago, IL

     

University of Chicago Lab School

Klaudia Leja

     

Chicago, IL

     

Northside College Prep High School

Jiashan Liang

     

Westford, MA

     

Westford Academy

Caroline Lichtenberger

     

Libertyville, IL

     

Libertyville High School

Andrea Lincoln

     

Woodside, CA

     

The Harker School

Ekaterina Nepomnyashchaya

     

Bellevue, WA

     

Bellevue High School

Elisa Pacheco

     

Charlotte, NC

     

Olympic High (METS)

Anika Petach

     

Boulder, CO

     

Fairview High School

Mayra Alejandra Reyes

     

Miami Springs, FL

     

Miami Springs Senior High School

Gabriella Snyder

     

South Hadley, MA

     

The MacDuffie School

Julia Sterling

     

Brooklyn, NY

     

Stuyvesant High School

Jessica Stringham

     

Oregon City, OR

     

Oregon City High School

Marian Styer

     

Fair Oaks, CA

     

St. Francis High School

Kristine Thompson

     

Evergreen, CO

     

Conifer High School

Jessica Vincent

     

Dahlonega, GA

     

Lumpkin County High School

Sarah Williams

     

Rockwall, TX

     

Rockwall High School

Lucia Xiong

     

Southlake, TX

     

Carroll Senior High School

About NCWIT

NCWIT is the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a non-profit coalition of over 170 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and nonprofits working to improve U.S. innovation, competitiveness, and workforce sustainability by increasing women's participation in IT. NCWIT's work spans K-12 and higher education through industry and academic careers. NCWIT members include ACM, Anita Borg Institute, AT&T, Avaya, Bank of America, Bryn Mawr, Catalyst, Cisco, CRA, Duke, Girl Scouts of the USA, Georgia Tech, Google, Harvard, HP, Intel, IBM, Kauffman Foundation, Marriott, MIT, Microsoft, Motorola, NSF, University of Texas at El Paso, Pfizer, Princeton, Qualcomm, Sally Ride Science, Spelman College, Stanford University, Sun Microsystems, University of Colorado, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Irvine, University of Washington, Wal-Mart, and many more. Find out more at www.ncwit.org.