Did you know that NCWIT member organizations can submit* opportunities to the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AIC) website for Award recipients, educators, parents, and other AIC participants to view? Technology-related opportunities at the local, regional, or national level are applicable submissions. View a list of current opportunities in the form of scholarships, internships, summer camps, undergraduate research opportunities, awards, jobs, and more at www.aspirations.org/opportunities.
Gender Diversity In Startups Might Be More Important Than You Thought
Did you know that while it is no secret that the tech startup community is lacking women, this gender imbalance may actually be impeding startups? David Cohen, founder and CEO of TechStars, delves into this topic and provides tips for combating gender disparity in this Wall Street Journal blog entry.
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.”
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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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.