News On the Radar: 4/30/16

April 30, 2016

Here is a brief round-up of information and news that crossed NCWIT's radar recently and which we think will be of interest to you. The practices or content of the news gathered (while not endorsed or vetted by NCWIT) is meant to spark new conversations and ideas surrounding the current diversity statistics and trends in the tech workforce. We encourage you to add your two cents on this month's topics in the comments below.

Carla Brodley Announced as the 2016 NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Award Recipient

April 15, 2016

Dr. Carla Brodley, currently the Dean of the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University (NEU), is the recipient of the 2016 Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award.

President Obama Announces Computer Science For All

January 30, 2016

This morning, the entire NCWIT community has reason to celebrate. President Obama just made a historic call to action that provides all students access to computer science education through policy and financial support. We encourage everyone to amplify and support this announcement within their networks using the hashtag #CSforAll. You can also follow NCWIT social media channels and @whitehouse on Twitter for updates.

Diversity in Cybersecurity for Superior Outcomes

January 12, 2016

The following guest post was given at the White House Office of Science and Technology for the Cybersecurity event on December 3, 2015 by the Honorable Paula Stern, Chairwoman of The Stern Group, Inc. and an NCWIT Policy and Media Consultant.

Community College Students Offer a Wealth of Valuable Experience

December 16, 2015