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.

Did You Know?

November 29, 2011
Wireless Access Point

Did you know that some neuroscientists -- concerned that research may be used to justify sexism -- may actually be refusing to acknowledge the existence and impact of sex differences?

Did You Know?

November 22, 2011
CSEd Week logo

Did you know that at many schools, computer science is fast becoming the hottest major on campus? According to Network World, "The nation's best undergraduate computer science programs are bracing for a record number of applications this fall, as more high school seniors are lured by plentiful jobs, six-figure starting salaries and a hipster image fostered by the likes of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg."

Did You Know?

November 17, 2011

Did you know that new research has found a correlation between use of video games and higher scores on measures of creativity?  A study of nearly 500 12-year-olds found that the more kids played video games, the more creative they were in tasks such as drawing pictures and writing stories. Technology use measured through other gadgets — such as cell phones, the Internet, and computers (other than for video games) -- was unrelated to creativity, the study found.