The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested in efforts to address the lack of diversity in the computing workforce by funding the development of effective practices and programs that focus on the underrepresentation of women, Hispanics, Black/African Americans, Native Americans, and persons with disabilities. As an NSF funded BPC Alliance, NCWIT offers scalable, evaluated, and packaged programs and resources that Principal Investigators (PIs) and their departments can leverage within their CISE research grant submissions.
Relevant NCWIT Programs
Aspirations in Computing (AiC)
Ninety percent of past Award for AiC recipients report a major or minor in a STEM field while in college — 80 percent in computer science or engineering.
Since 2013, more than 8,000 girls have received an estimated 240,000 instruction hours through 300 AspireIT programs in 40 states.
Counselors For Computing (C4C)
In 2017, C4C staff and counselor consultants produced or presented at 52 events in 18 states, reaching 4,477 counselors for a potential reach to 1,119,250 girls.
Since launch, nearly 38,000 materials have been accessed; and, more than 6,300 materials have been downloaded.
Extension Services (ES)
For 2012-16 ES clients who received customized consultation, new enrollments of women grew by 75 percent over four years, while new enrollments of men grew by only 38 percent.
If you are a BPC Alliance PI, and have questions about NCWIT programs or resources, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org