Kicking Off the Diversity & Innovation Caucus

July 25, 2007
Diversity and Innovation

There is a new U.S. House of Representatives Caucus focused on Diversity and Innovation, something we are quite happy about. In fact, NCWIT had a hand in its formation.

Noob, and Other Words Worth Thinking About

July 18, 2007
Sharon Vosmek

On a recent Sunday, I was listening to my husband and brother-in-law talk incessantly about World of Warcraft.

Gender Beneath the Surface

July 10, 2007
Lynn V. Marentette

I'm a school psychologist who has been taking computer classes part-time for the past four years. I'm the mother of two daughters, so I have a personal interest in the area of women in technology. Last semester, I took two graduate courses - Human Computer Interaction and Ubiquitous Computing. There were very few female students in my classes, which has been the case in all of the computer courses I have taken. I'm 50 years old, and assumed that things would be much different by now.

NCWIT Heroes

July 3, 2007
David Cohen

Over the weekend, I got the chance to listen to a couple of the NCWIT Heroes interviews that Brad Feld turned me on to a while back. Good stuff.

Gotta Have IT!

June 27, 2007
Gotta Have IT cover

The NCWIT K-12 Alliance deployed its first project this week: we gave away 4,000 Gotta Have IT resource kits at the 2007 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference, sponsored by ISTE, attracts more than 18,000 K-12 educators from around the world. We're eager to distribute the kit to these educators, and to hear more about their needs, concerns, stories and successes, teaching technology in their classrooms.

The Broader Engagement Initiative: Now Accepting Applications

June 20, 2007
Broader Engagement logo

Applications for grants to participate in the SC07 Technical Program under the Broader Engagement Initiative are being accepted through Friday, June 29. The SC Broader Engagement (BE) initiative is aimed at broadening the engagement of individuals from groups that have traditionally been under-represented in high performance computing.

NCWIT and the GI Bill Legislation Rollout

June 12, 2007
Rebecca Miller

It's rare to find a situation when one issue before Congress can be solved or aided by another issue, but that's what has happened in recent months.

A First-timer's Perspective

May 30, 2007
Summit Attendees

On May 15-16, NCWIT held its bi-annual meetings at its home base here in Boulder, Colorado.

XX Chromosomes in Silicon Valley

May 22, 2007
X Chromosome

Every few months, a reporter, blogger, or columnist knocks on meebo's door and invites one or all of us to share our experiences about being an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. We've talked about the early days brainstorming at California Pizza Kitchen, the day our lone meebo server almost melted underneath Sandy's desk, and how we've been fortunate to find fantastic people to join our team.

Fighting for FIRST

May 15, 2007
The Green Grinches


We are the Green Grinches, FIRST robot team 1624 and Girl Scout troop 1201. We began robotics in the sixth grade in the First Lego League (FLL). That year we won third place for most robust design, our second year we won second place for most innovative design, and our third year we won first runner up for the Director's Award (so close to nationals)!!!