First Tennessee NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

May 21, 2012
Ruthe with Award Winner

As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, Tennessee Tech University (TTU) Computer Science department, an Academic Alliance member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) has recognized 28 high-school women for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology. This was the first time the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing competition was held for the state of Tennessee and it will be held annually hereafter.

Did You Know: Women CIOs, Raspberry Pi, Coursera

May 19, 2012
Summit Attendees

Did you know that the NCWIT Summit in Chicago happens next week? For those of you who are not able to join us, we hope you'll tune into the live stream video, made possible thanks to support from NCWIT Investment Sponsor, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. We'll be live-streaming the main Summit events including keynotes, workshops, and panels, and we'll archive the footage as well for later viewing.

Did You Know: Brogramming, Harvard, Stereotype Threat, & Male Influencers

May 3, 2012
Wireless Access Point

We know that stereotype threat can negatively impact the performance of those perceived to be less capable of particular endeavors, but did you know that stereotype threat can actually hinder the performance of those who supposedly excel at the endeavor, too?Researchers at the University of Illinois found that children's exposure to broad generalizations associating the abilities of a particular social group – say, boys or girls — to "natural talent"  led the children to perform worse on a

Did You Know?

April 24, 2012

Did you know that African American women, though considered a "double-minority," aren't necessarily penalized the same way as either women or African American men when it comes to leadership? While cultural norms expect white men to be assertive and aggressive leaders, black men and white women often experience backlash for that kind of behavior in the workplace.

Did You Know?

April 13, 2012

Sweden and Gender Equity: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Colorado Aspirations in Computing Celebration!

April 10, 2012
Award Winners

The Colorado Award for Aspirations in Computing recognition ceremony takes place this weekend, and if you're in the area we invite you to join us!>

DATE: Saturday, April 14, 2012

TIME: 5PM - 8PM (doors open at 4 PM)

PLACE: Westin Hotel, Westminster, CO

Did You Know: NCWIT Has a Job Search Tool!

April 6, 2012

Did you know that NCWIT now has a job search tool that lets people search for jobs with NCWIT members?

This new tool is easy to use, unique to NCWIT members, and a win-win for both employers and candidates: members get more publicity for their open positions, and candidates get to see that our members support the recruitment and retention of women.

Did You Know?

March 26, 2012

The "Matilda Effect"

Did you know that although recent research on women and scientific awards found that women won 78% more awards than they did 20 years ago, they still have a ways to go? 

Aspirations in Paradise - Puerto Rico

March 21, 2012
Award Winners

Last night we held the Puerto Rico Award for Aspirations in Computing in partnership with the Georgia Tech College of Computing.  In classic Georgia Tech fashion, the event was fabulous.