Did You Know?

July 15, 2011
NCWIT Scorecard

Did you know that the NCWIT Scorecard isn't just a set of statistics on girls, women, computing, and IT; it also provides a terrific explanation for why women's participation matters? Did you know that the Scorecard gives you tips for how you can make a difference, and is available in multiple easy-to-use formats?

Tech Talent Wars, Superstar Performers, and Women

July 12, 2011
Foosball Girls

There's a meme floating around the web about the talent war and the competition for "star" performers.  A piece at the NY Times recently discussed the trend of buying startups in order to capitalize on their founders' talents, with Mark Zuckerberg saying that “someone who is exceptional in their role is not just a little better than someone who is pretty good. They are 100 times better.

Did You Know?

July 8, 2011

Did you know that Google's Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) program is sponsoring workshops at more than 60 locations this summer? CS4HS brin gs computer science professional development and computational thinking workshops to middle and high school educators through three-day workshops, and gives them the tools and networking opportunities to succeed both inside and beyond the classroom. Google provides the funding for CS4HS (about $15-20K) to universities and the universities (often in conjunction with local Google employees) develop the curriculum.

Opening new doors!

July 6, 2011
Award Winner

As a winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Educator Award in Puerto Rico, I would like to thank everyone at NCWIT and at Google for the opportunity they are bringing to teachers and young women to really make the difference. Thanks to the Award, many doors were opened to me.

Did You Know?

July 1, 2011

Did you know that U.S. schools with a majority of African-American students are twice as likely to have teachers with little experience as majority white schools in the same district? Recently released demographic data from approximately 7,000 school districts, released by the Department of Education, shed light on the differences in U.S. educational opportunities and resources.

Did You Know?

June 24, 2011
Woman at Work

Did you know that a recent study of doctors in ICU environments finds that having a physician "co-pilot" can reduce the patient mortality rate by 50 percent?

Did You Know?

June 17, 2011

Did you know about the women-in-medicine debate going on over at The New York Times? Last weekend, Dr. Karen Sibert wrote an essay decrying the number of women doctors who work part-time, alleging that by doing so these women are short-changing both patients and their presence in the profession.

Did You Know?

June 10, 2011

Did you know how the state of the economy is impacting computer science education in Washington state?

Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women

June 7, 2011
Woman at Work

Last call: Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women applications due June 30! 

Ernst & Young currently is accepting applications for its Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program. You can apply or nominate a dynamic woman entrepreneur at, now until June 30th. 

Links and Media from the NCWIT Summit

June 6, 2011
Summit Speaker

We had a great time at our annual NCWIT Summit last month in New York City, and for all of those who attended - we hope you did, too!

We've started collecting all of the links and photos that have been posted so far, and wanted to share that here. Updated information and more resources (videos, more photos, etc.) will be added when they're made available.