NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Round 10 NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund Award. The winning organizations and the descriptions of their projects are listed below. We look forward to hearing the winners speak about their projects at the Summit 2014.
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Round 10 Winners: February 2014:
Microsoft Research and NCWIT were pleased to announce the 10th round of Seed Fund winners via Press Release
- College of St. Scholastica will provide professional development for faculty teaching at The College of St. Scholastica, assisting them in instilling a growth mindset among students in the Computer Science/Computer Information Systems (CS/CIS) major and associated concentrations, as well as pre-engineering courses at the College of St. Scholastica. Project Principal Investigator(s): Jennifer Rosato
- Georgia Gwinnett College will implement The Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) Women in IT Boot Camp. The boot camp is a weeklong workshop that will provide 24 rising female IT sophomores with an opportunity to gain a head start in programming. Project Principle Investigator(s): Sonal Dekhane, Kristine Nagel, & Nannette Napier
- South Carolina Technical College System will implement the Triple A (AAA) Academy for 10-14 females enrolled in IT programs. The initiative is a one-week pilot program that promotes ability, acuity, and audacity in IT-related fields. Project Principle Investigator(s): Salandra Bowman & Stephanie Frazier
- Tufts University will design a curriculum and accompanying set of hardware and software tools that teaches computational thinking and engineering through the design and construction of tangible, programmable electronic musical instruments that youth can use for live performance. Project Principle Investigator(s): Benjamin Shapiro
- The University of Arizona and their MIS department will team with industry to make students in CS and MIS aware of diversity issues, with a special focus on gender, preparing them to be leaders and managers who are equipped to both counter the problems and leverage the benefits of diversity. Project Principle Investigator(s): Paulo Goes & Gondy Leroy
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