The National Science Foundation (NSF) has supplied competitive grant funding to NCWIT through the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), including CISE-1203206, 0813956, 0413538, EHR-0533580, and 1203198.
Microsoft has been supporting NCWIT's work since 2004 and is an active Strategic Partner. Microsoft and Microsoft Research have supported many initiatives to increase women's participation in technology across the K-12 education pipeline and into the IT workforce. Its programmatic support includes the Academic Alliance Seed Fund and the Aspirations in Computing program.
Merck's products cover a broad range of areas, including heart and respiratory health, infectious diseases, sun care and women's health. And they focus their research on conditions that affect millions of people around the world - diseases like Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer - while building strengths in new areas like biologics. While they work to develop innovative therapies, they also work hard to make sure they're affordable. Merck sponsors NCWIT's Counselors for Computing (C4C) program.
Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses, and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. Bank of America has received numerous accolades for its workforce diversity and inclusion programs, including those from Working Mother, Black Enterprise, and Hispanic Business magazines. Bank of America has provided significant financial and in-kind support to NCWIT and is the national sponsor of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful - for everyone. They also believe that everyone has the right to become an active creator of the technology that is revolutionizing the world. Through their pre-university outreach programs, they aspire to expose students of all backgrounds, and particularly girls, to the opportunities and excitement of careers in computing. Google aspires to recognize international diversity. The company utilizes the best talent by hiring employees of diversity to enhance different ideas and perspectives to improve the search engine's services and products. Google sponsors several NCWIT programs including NCWIT Aspirations in Computing and NCWIT Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP).
Intel is known as a leader of innovative technology. Intel is committed to employing diversity to create market-driving products and technology designed to make a difference. Intel supports the Award for Aspirations in Computing, AspireIT, and the pipeline of future tech talent they nurture. Along with HP, Intel was involved in NCWIT's Image Strategist staff position and provided support to the K-12 Alliance, which is working to advance the image and teaching of computing at the K-12 level. The Women at Intel Network (WIN) is a valuable resource to expose members to a diverse group of individuals and ideas. WIN aims to establish an environment where expansion of the company is growing and learning is continuous.
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