Skepticism Around MOOCs, Male Mentors, Retaining Female Tech Talent, and Award Recipients and K-12 Members

September 30, 2013

Many Professors Are Skeptical of MOOCs

Did you know that Inside Higher Ed recently released the Faculty Attitudes on Technology report? The report is based on Gallup’s survey of 2,251 professors. Generally, results indicate high levels of skepticism about the merit of MOOCs. Only one in five faculty members agree with the statement: “Online courses can achieve learning outcomes equivalent to those of in-person courses.”

Vote for NCWIT to Receive a $25,000 Chase Community Giving Grant During Denver Startup Week

September 16, 2013

NCWIT is one of 13 Colorado-based non-profits included as part of the Chase Community Giving campaign at Denver Startup Week (DSW). On Friday, September 20, six candidates will be named as recipients of a $25,000 Chase Community Giving grant.



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AspireIT Summer Program Blog Post + Press Roundup

August 28, 2013

This summer, NCWIT launched a new pilot program, NCWIT AspireIT, that addresses the lack of women in technology by actively engaging middle school girls with computing. NCWIT AspireIT pairs female high school and college computing students with local colleges and K-12 education non-profits to create and run technology outreach programs for middle school girls. NCWIT AspireIT is supported by Intel, Northrop Grumman, and Google.

Who’ll Run the World? Girls! And Robots.

August 28, 2013

Today's guest post is from Sruti Modekurty. Sruti is a 2012 National Award Runner-Up and 2012 Northern California Affiliate Award Winner of our Award for Aspirations in Computing. She is a graduate of Mira Loma High School in Sacramento, California, and is currently a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University where she is pursuing a major in electrical and computer engineering. Sruti has been involved in FIRST and VEX robotics since 7th grade, and with her teams has participated in five World Championships.

Robots, Glitter, and a New Spin on STEM

August 26, 2013

Today's guest post is from Savannah Loberger, a 2013 National Award Winner and 2011 Oregon/SW Washington Affiliate Award Winner of NCWIT's Award for Aspirations in Computing. This summer, Savannah ran a STEM and computer science camp for middle school girls as part of our pilot AspireIT program. She is a 2013 graduate of Hillsboro High School, and will attend Oregon State University in the fall of 2013.

#AspireIT in Oregon: FACT Camp

August 22, 2013

Naomi Shah is a 2013 National Award for Aspirations in Computing Runner-Up and 2013 and 2013 Oregon and SW Washington Award winner. She is a 2013 graduate of Sunset High School in Portland, Oregon, and will be a freshman Stanford this fall and will be pursuing science and engineering fields as possible majors.

Illinois AspireIT Program: GEMS (Girls Engaged in Math & Science)

August 20, 2013

This guest post was written by Briana Chapman, an NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recipient and leader of one of our pilot AspireIT programs, addressing the lack of women in technology by actively engaging middle school girls with computing.

White House Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion Event Press & Recaps

August 19, 2013
Last month, we attended and participated in the White House's Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion event. The event recognized individuals for their extraordinary work around expanding technology opportunities for young learners, especially minorities, women and girls, and others from communities historically underserved or underrepresented in tech fields.