NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund
The current round of the NCWIT Seed Fund proposal submission has closed. Winners will be announced by February 27, 2014 so be sure to check back here to see who won and when the next call for proposals is announced. We look forward to hearing the winners speak about their projects at the Summit 2014.
For more information about the NCWIT Academic Alliance and the Seed Fund Award program, contact the Academic Alliance Program Manager, Kim Kalahar. You can also download a copy of our Frequently Asked Questions.
Round 9 Winners: February 12th, 2013:
Microsoft Research and NCWIT were pleased to announce the 9th round of Seed Fund winners via Press Release
- Auburn University will promote Computer Science (CS) among girls, by creating the Computer Science for All Girls (CS4ALL - G), a collaboration project that builds upon the Auburn University (AU) and Southern Union State Community College (SUSCC)’s successful joint efforts in recruiting and retaining girls and special needs students in computing careers. Project Principal Investigator: Daniela Marghitu.
- Columbia University will use its award to fund the Artemis Project, a five-week, full-day computer science summer program for 20 rising 9th girls attending local schools, taught by four female computer science and engineering undergraduate coordinators and one faculty mentor. Project Principal Investigator: Tal Malkin.
- Livingstone College will provide students whose grades or SAT scores may not have earned them acceptance at other colleges and universities an introduction to technology, via a course that focuses on engaging, project-driven, hands-on activities. Project Principal Investigator: Kathryn Moland.
- Southern Illinois University will create a female-friendly learning environment by building a community in which female students actively engage in learning, research, and service activities. Project Principal Investigator: Nancy Martin.
- The University of California-Berkeley will build upon the best practices in computer science education research to inspire, empower, inform, connect, and mentor women who may pursue computer science. The program recruits UC Berkeley students who have expressed an interest in computer science and have not declared a major. Project Principal Investigator: Amy Tsai
2013 Microsoft Research Seed Fund Winners (L to R): Colleen Lewis (Harvey Mudd College), Kathryn Moland (Livingstone College), Nancy Martin (Southern Illinois University), Krysta Svore (Microsoft Research), Daniela Marghitu (Auburn University). Not pictured: Tal Malkin (Columbia University)
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