2016 NEXT Award winners
We are pleased to announce the 2016 NEXT Awardees!
Awards will be presented at the 2016 NCWIT Summit on May 17, 2016.
The NEXT Awards celebrate past and present Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP) clients for excellence in recruiting and retaining women in computing education, falling into three categories: Grand Prize, Second Place, and Honorable Mentions. For detailed information about the eligibilities for each award, please visit www.ncwit.org/nextawards; for more information about ES-UP, please visit www.ncwit.org/extensionservices.
The Collaborative Team at UC Irvine includes Dr. Sharnnia Artis, Ms. Antigone Blackwell, Dr. Amelia Regan, Ms. Neha Rewal, Dr. Debra J. Richardson, and Dr. Nalini Venkatasubramanian; the Team’s Extension Services consultant is Dr. Elsa Macias.
- Second Place winners receive up to $50,000 each for demonstrating a strong commitment to and proven results in recruiting and retaining women into undergraduate computing programs but has not yet achieved the magnitude of results seen in the first place winner. The 2016 NEXT Award Second Place winners include the University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Department of Computer Science.
The Collaborative Team at UT Austin includes Ms. Tiffany Grady Buckley, Dr. Lori McNabb, and Dr. Bruce Porter; the Team’s Extension Services consultants are Dr. Jennifer Goodall, Dr. Igor Ryabov, and Ms. Michelle Slattery.
The Collaborative Team at Virginia Tech includes Ms. Libby Bradford, Mr. Greg Farris, Dr. Scott McCrickard, and Dr. Barbara G. Ryder; the Team’s Extension Services consultant includes Dr. Cathy Brawner.
- Honorable Mentions include the University of Pennsylvania Departments of Computer and Information Science, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and Electrical and Systems Engineering; and the University of California, Berkeley Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.