NCWIT's Member Activity and Change Tracker (ACT)

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  • Status 
    Not yet started
    Sandra Lavallee

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    May 16, 2016
    Target Completion Date 
    August 11, 2017
    Goal statement 
    Invite young girls interested in tech by inviting middle school girls from the Lakes Region area (Laconia, Meredith, Belmont, Winnisquam, Frankin, Prospect Mtn, Moultonborough, Bristol) to attend a week long camp to learn web programming.

    Meta

    Organization 
    Lakes Region Community College
    Department 
    Computer and Design Technologies
    City 
    Laconia
    State 
    NH
    Activity Description 

    Teach HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript in a fun atmosphere by having games, pair programming, and swag bags.

    Goal tag(s) 
    Outreach
    Organization Type 
    Associates degrees and certificate programs only
  • Status 
    In progress
    H. Paul Haiduk

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    May 16, 2016
    Target Completion Date 
    May 18, 2020
    Goal statement 
    Goal is simply to move from fewer than 5% female students in CS to 25% female students in CS by 2020. We plan to accomplish this by conducting outreach events, forming an ACMW chapter, and engaging current females to become mentors to high school students via the programs offered via Aspirations in Computing.

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    Organization 
    West Texas A&M University
    Department 
    Engineering and Computer Science
    City 
    Canyon
    State 
    TX
    Activity Description 

    TBD

    Goal tag(s) 
    Recruiting
    Outreach
    Mentoring
    Advising/Counseling
    Raising Awareness
    Teaching
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status 
    Completed!
    Robert Beck

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    November 19, 2015
    Target Completion Date 
    November 19, 2015
    Goal statement 
    The Tech Trek to media and fashion corporations in NYC is designed to show women they can pair their passions with technology and have a meaningful and successful career.

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    Organization 
    Villanova University
    Department 
    Computing Sciences
    City 
    Villanova
    State 
    PA
    Activity Description 

    Undergraduate women majoring in business, computer science or computer engineering were invited to travel to New York City to visit the Condé Nast and Estée Lauder offices. Presentations showed the ways that technology is shaping the future of the beauty and media industries. The students met with executives and Villanova alumnae to learn about their current roles and career paths.

    Goal tag(s) 
    Raising Awareness
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status 
    Completed!
    Robert Beck

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    January 30, 2016
    Target Completion Date 
    January 30, 2016
    Goal statement 
    This one-day event will give women the opportunity to: imagine a technology-based career, increase participation in technology, share successes and failures, and network across schools, disciplines and generations.

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    Organization 
    Villanova University
    Department 
    Computing Sciences
    Activity Description 

    A locally run conference, organized by Sue Metzger from the School of Business, in collaboration with the Department of Computing Sciences, formatted somewhat like a mini-Hopper.

    Goal tag(s) 
    Recruiting
    Outreach
    Mentoring
    Raising Awareness
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status 
    Not yet started
    Colleen Lewis

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    October 4, 2015
    Target Completion Date 
    January 15, 2016
    Goal statement 
    I'd like to get our students involved in open source projects as a way of expanding students' access to mentors and summer opportunities.

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    Organization 
    Harvey Mudd College
    Department 
    Computer Science
    City 
    Claremont
    State 
    CA
    Goal tag(s) 
    Retaining
    Mentoring
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status 
    In progress
    Kate Lockwood

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    September 25, 2015
    Target Completion Date 
    September 25, 2016
    Goal statement 
    I plan to use the ACT tool to regularly update progress on my goals

    Meta

    Organization 
    NCWIT
    Department 
    Engagement Team
    State 
    MN
    Goal tag(s) 
    Organizational Change
    Raising Awareness
  • Status 
    Completed!
    Robert Beck

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    February 16, 2015
    Target Completion Date 
    May 6, 2015

    Meta

    Organization 
    Villanova University
    Department 
    Computing Sciences
    City 
    Villanova
    State 
    PA
    Activity Description 

    VWCS has established a plan for ongoing student leadership. In Spring 2015 the group held three meetings: one on February 16 to get to know each other better, one on March 16 (just before Fall registration began) to help each other with class selection, and one on April 20th in conjunction with the College of Professional Studies programs, where two engineers from Verizon (Courtney George and Damika Harris) talked about their experiences in the tech field. All meetings have been very informative and helpful.

    Goal tag(s) 
    Retaining
    Outreach
    Mentoring
    Raising Awareness
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status 
    Not yet started
    Cathy Hawley

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    October 1, 2015
    Target Completion Date 
    March 31, 2016
    Goal statement 
    Expand to more people plus engage at least one other camp.

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    Organization 
    Return Path
    Goal tag(s) 
    Outreach
    Mentoring
    Evaluating
    Raising Awareness
    Teaching
  • Status 
    Not yet started
    Barbara Hewitt

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    October 30, 2015
    Target Completion Date 
    November 4, 2019
    Goal statement 
    Host San Antonio University Women in Tech symposium -Tour of some IT organizations -Lunch -Keynote -Ideas

    Meta

    Organization 
    Texas State
    Department 
    Health Information Management
    City 
    New Braunfels
    State 
    TX
    Activity Description 

    We have hosted three symposiums so far. We reached over 200 female university students at the three events.
    The even begins with lunch, a CIO who talked about her journey, a speaker on promoting oneself, a panel of women working in IT talk about their careers and work-life balance, and then a career fair.

    Goal tag(s) 
    Retaining
    Outreach
    Mentoring
    Advising/Counseling
    Raising Awareness
    Teaching
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status 
    Not yet started
    Rita Powell

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    September 15, 2015
    Target Completion Date 
    December 31, 2015
    Goal statement 
    Small colleges need assistance connecting with industry professionals to visit their campus and meet with students to discuss careers.

    Meta

    Organization 
    NCWIT- ESC
    Goal tag(s) 
    Outreach
    Mentoring
    Advising/Counseling
  • Status 
    Not yet started
    Lissi Clayborn

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    May 21, 2015
    Target Completion Date 
    December 31, 2015
    Goal statement 
    Wendy/Ruthe I think this is a resource the community can develop based on current resources.

    Meta

    Organization 
    NCWIT K-12 Alliance
    Alliance 
    Goal tag(s) 
    Reducing Unconscious Bias
    Raising Awareness
    Teaching
  • Status 
    In progress
    Kate Pickle

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    July 14, 2015
    Target Completion Date 
    July 14, 2015
    Goal statement 
    Provide young MS and HS girls with an opportunity to see the Big Dream documentary and engage with female CS/IT professionals at Microsoft.

    Meta

    Organization 
    Science Club for Girls
    Alliance 
    City 
    Cambridge
    State 
    MA
    Activity Description 

    Partnering with Microsoft NERD Center to present. Inviting girl serving organizations from around the area to attend with their participants, along with local AiC awardees and runners up. Girls will have opportunity to engage with female professionals, and NCWIT information will be shared on CS careers.

    Goal tag(s) 
    Recruiting
    Outreach
    Raising Awareness
    Organization Type 
    K-12 Serving Organization
  • Status 
    Completed!
    Colleen Lewis

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    May 21, 2015
    Target Completion Date 
    May 21, 2015
    Goal statement 
    Spread the word about CSTeachingTips.org - a website providing curated tips for teaching computer science. These tips can help instructors better serve their students and thereby make the field more accessible.

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    Organization 
    Harvey Mudd College
    Department 
    Computer Science
    City 
    Claremont
    State 
    CA
    Activity Description 

    Please visit CSTeachingTips.org to get tips for teaching CS!

    Goal tag(s) 
    Recruiting
    Retaining
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status 
    Completed!
    Rachelle Kristof Hippler

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    August 15, 2014
    Target Completion Date 
    December 15, 2014
    Goal statement 
    Students in our pilot CS Principles course prepared and presented PSA posters during CS Education Week. Topics ranged from net neutrality to RFID tagging to steganography. Non-CS majors found something that was important enough to them to share with the campus community.

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    Organization 
    Bowling Green State University Firelands
    Department 
    Computer Science
    City 
    Huron
    State 
    OH
    Goal tag(s) 
    Teaching
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status 
    In progress
    Gloria Childress Townsend

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    January 1, 2014
    Target Completion Date 
    May 28, 2015
    Goal statement 
     Our NNW goal is to increase graduating females by 10% to 33%, because our average over 25 years is 23% graduating seniors.  Before joining Pacesetters, our three-year average slipped to 18%, with an actual headcount average of 5 women per class.  After using our NNW strategy (and supporting strategies) our 2017 percent is 42%, and our headcount is 23. DePauw's student body size is approximately 2300, so 1% of student body will graduate with a degree in pure computer science in 2017!

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    Organization 
    DePauw University
    Department 
    Department of Computer Science
    City 
    Greencastle
    State 
    IN
    Activity Description 

    The "content preview", is a strategy in which we send an invitation to all first-year women (immediately preceding registration) and offer to teach the concepts necessary to complete the first CSI laboratory. We work through the laboratory, using female role-models (who are upper-class student majors) as individual instructors for each small group of first-year women.

    Goal tag(s) 
    Recruiting
  • Status 
    In progress
    Tracey Lanham

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    May 21, 2015
    Target Completion Date 
    May 21, 2017
    Goal statement 
    AspireIT Camps are affordable to host and a great opportunity to build relationships with local middle and high schools! Experience growth from year to year from easy advertising techniques. One classroom for a couple of hours on a weekend can provide young girls a wealth of opportunity.

    Meta

    Organization 
    Hodges University
    Department 
    Fisher School of Technology
    City 
    Fort Myers
    State 
    FL
    Activity Description 

    Un-Poster Session for the NCWIT Summit

    Goal tag(s) 
    Outreach
    Mentoring
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status 
    In progress
    Byong Lee

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    August 11, 2014
    Target Completion Date 
    May 19, 2016
    Goal statement 
    To double the number of majors by the end of AY 2015-2016 and to increase the graduation rate.

    Meta

    Organization 
    Bennett College
    Department 
    Mathematics and Computer Science
    Goal tag(s) 
    Recruiting
    Retaining
    Advising/Counseling
    Teaching
    Organization Type 
    Other
  • Status 
    In progress
    Pamela J. Silvers

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    May 16, 2015
    Target Completion Date 
    May 16, 2015
    Goal statement 
    In identified STEM programs the number of female students at A-B Tech increased from 12% to 19%. This "unposter" shares strategies A-B Tech implemented for developing marketing materials that appeal to all students.

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    Organization 
    Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
    Department 
    Computer Technologies
    City 
    Asheville
    State 
    NC
    Goal tag(s) 
    Recruiting
  • Status 
    Completed!
    Sharon Burlingame

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    May 1, 2015
    Target Completion Date 
    May 21, 2015
    Goal statement 
    Introduce participants to the NCWIT Activity & Change Tracker. Explain & illustrate how it can be used to stay motivated and engaged throughout the year.

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    Organization 
    Pellissippi State Community College
    Department 
    Business and Computer Technology - CSIT Program
    Activity Description 

    Distribute instructions; guide participants to visit site; have a brief search & identify contest;guide partipants through adding new activity and commenting on this one.

    Goal tag(s) 
    Organizational Change
    Evaluating
    Raising Awareness
    Teaching
  • Status 
    Completed!
    Shira L. Broschat

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    May 15, 2015
    Target Completion Date 
    May 15, 2015

    Meta

    Organization 
    Washington State University
    Department 
    School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    City 
    Pullman
    State 
    WA
    Goal tag(s) 
    Outreach
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees

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