Proud to be a Winner

March 9, 2009
Award Winner

NOTE:NCWIT and Bank of America awarded the 2009 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing on Saturday, March 7 to 32 high-school women from across the country. Below, Kitt Vanderwater -- who was a winner of the August 2008 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing -- writes about her thoughts on being an award-winner.

Be a TechStar!

March 2, 2009
David Cohen

TechStars is a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program that provides early-stage technology entrepreneurs with a summer-long "boot camp" to help grow their companies. TechStars provides a small amount of funding ($12,000-$18,000) for the summer, but the program is really all about focused and intensive mentorship.

The History of Women in Computing

February 14, 2009

On this day, 63 years ago, the world was introduced to the first digital, electronic computer. ENIAC - which stands for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer - was the world’s first operational, general-purpose, digital computer, and it was developed at the Moore School of Electrical E

Educon 2.1: What Does Reform Look Like?

February 13, 2009
Educon 2.1 image

After spending several days at Educon 2.1, I'm confident that though impediments exist, we can establish the education system that our nation requires and that every child deserves.

Educon 2.1: Working Computational Thinking into the Equation

February 12, 2009
Blackcloud image

As I wrote in my first blog about Educon 2.1, a school reform conference with a strong technology bent, I attended a pre-conference workshop called, "Constructing Modern Math/Science Knowledge." As an educator with a strong constructivist bent I was eager to hear Gary Stager, Brian Silverman (Picocrickets), Carolyn Staudt (Molecular Workbench), and others discuss how computers can function as learning material.

Educon 2.1: Eye of the Tiger

February 11, 2009
Educon 2.1 image

From January 23-25 I attended the Educon 2.1 conference in Philadelphia, a conference -- or better, a series of conversations -- focused on reforming education using computing technologies.

The Power of Technology in Action

January 25, 2009
Ruthe Farmer

I was fortunate enough to attend the 44th Presidential Inauguration last week in Washington, D.C. As our new president was speaking and the excitement of the crowd grew, it struck me how well the Obama campaign has used technology to bring about this momentous occasion.

President Obama: Geek-in-Chief

January 20, 2009
President Obama

Welcome, President Obama!

We congratulate you on your historic path to the presidency, and we're excited for you to lead our country into a new era of increased prosperity, strength, peace, wisdom, community, and yes: change.

Tools for Role Modeling

December 30, 2008
Toy Toolbox

I love your mission: how can I get involved?

This is one of the most frequent questions asked of NCWIT by K-12 educators and IT professionals alike. A great way to get involved is to mentor a young, aspiring, female technologist who would benefit from your expertise and wisdom.

New book on women robots, androids, and game avatars

December 17, 2008

My new book, Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eves,  highlights the way software designers,  robotics engineers, filmmakers, artists, and photographers  have been  fascinated by the idea of artificial  women who seem alive.