Did You Know?

February 16, 2012

Gender Stereotypes in Dallas Schools

Did you know that last week Dallas public schools bussed thousands of boys to a movie screening of "Red Tails" -- which tells the story of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen pilots, who during World War II became the first black aviators to serve in the U.S. Military -- but excluded girls? A spokesman for the Dallas Independent School District said officials took only boys to see "Red Tails" because space at the movie theater was limited; leaders of the district also "thought boys would enjoy the movie more than girls." Some female students were shown a different movie instead, "Akeelah and the Bee," about an 11-year-old girl who competes in a national spelling bee.

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing El Paso - Las Cruces Affiliate

February 10, 2012
Award Winners

On February 10, 2012, the NCWIT El Paso/Las Cruces Affiliate Award Event was held at the University of Texas at El Paso’s Chemistry and Computer Science Building. During this ceremony, the winners and runners-up of the award were recognized for their achievements and provided with their respective rewards. The winner of the educator award, Mr. Ismail Turel, was also revered in this event. Amongst the winners were Andrea Rivera, who was also a was a national winner, and Noor Muhyi, who not only was a national winner, but was also selected to participate at the White House Science Fair.

Back at the White House!

February 8, 2012
Award Winners

For the second time in as many months, winners of NCWIT's Award for Aspirations in Computing were at the White House this week for the second White House Science Fair

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Winners Visit the White House

January 12, 2012
Champions of Change

On December 9, 2011, I joined five other winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing at the White House, in an event honoring the Girls and Women in STEM Champions of Change. This event celebrated people, businesses, and organizations who recruit and retain girls and women in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Did You Know?

January 10, 2012

Did you know that LEGO is spending $40 million to market its new product line for girls?

Lucy Sanders and the U.S. Innovation Advisory Board

January 6, 2012
Women in tech

Last year, NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders was appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce Innovation Advisory Board. This board was formally established as part of the 2010 America COMPETES Act, to guide a study of U.S. innovation and competitiveness that would help inform job creation and global economic and technological success. 

Apple Scholarship for Select Students and Alumna!

December 22, 2011

Apple is pleased to offer an iPhone Scholarship of $10,000, coupled with a summer internship, to five computer science students and alumna from a select list of universities and to winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing! 

Did You Know?

December 6, 2011

Fake It to Make It?

Did you know that men are more likely to overstate their abilities than women?

It's CS Ed Week!

December 4, 2011
CSEd Week logo

It's Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek)!

CSEdWeek, December 4-10, 2011, raises awareness about the impact of computing on innovation and economic growth, as well as the need to bolster computer science education at all levels.

Grace Hopper Conference Meetup

December 2, 2011
Award Winner

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the Grace Hopper Conference in Portland, Oregon. It was a great opportunity to meet students, professionals, parents, teachers, and supporters – all in the field of computing! We had the chance to attend numerous info sessions ranging from topics like applying to graduate school to creating a start-up. Additionally, there were two inspiring keynotes given by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.