Programs & Campaigns

 

Aspirations in Computing

The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing program is a sweeping national talent development initiative for young women in computing and information technology, from kindergarten through graduate school. The Aspirations program is supported nationally by AT&T, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Northrop Grumman, and Symantec. Find out more at www.aspirations.org.

 

AspireIT K-12 Outreach Program

NCWIT AspireIT connects high school and college women with K-12 girls interested in computing. Using a near-peer model, program leaders teach younger girls fundamentals in programming and computational thinking in fun, creative environments that are supported by program partners from the NCWIT community. The relationship between the program leaders and their program partners fosters mentoring with technical professionals, increases young women’s confidence in their computing abilities, and develops valuable leadership skills.

Applications for NCWIT AspireIT Round 4 are now open!

Counselors for Computing (C4C)

Counselors for Computing (C4C) provides school counselors with up-to-date information and resources they can use to guide students toward education and careers in computing. Download the one-page information sheet.

EngageCSEdu

Engage your intro students, share your course materials, and support diversity.

Engage your students with computer science (CS) course materials contributed by CS faculty, evaluated by experts, and based on alignment with evidence-based retention practices.

Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs

NCWIT Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP) provides customized consultation to undergraduate departments of computing to help them develop high-impact strategies for recruiting and retaining more women students.

NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund

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The NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund awards NCWIT's Academic Alliance members at non-profit, U.S. institutions with start-up funds (up to $10,000 per project) to develop and implement initiatives for recruiting or retaining women in computing and IT. To date, 43 member organizations have received a total of $505,450 to grow their technology-related outreach program. We thank Microsoft Research for their support of the Seed Fund.

Applications for 2016 are now open

We are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for 2016 (Round 12) of the NCWIT Seed Fund is now open. Winners will be recognized at the May 2016 Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. To apply, simply submit your online application (including a PDF upload of your chair’s or dean’s letter of support) by clicking “signup” here:

Applications and letters of support are due on November 1, 2015, by midnight MT. Winners will be notified by February 29, 2016. For more details (including proposal content and deadlines), please view our Seed Fund 2016 Call for Proposals and FAQs.

 

NCWIT EngageCSEdu Engagement Excellence Awards

NCWIT has established the NCWIT EngageCSEdu Engagement Excellence Awards, funded by Google, to recognize faculty who are making a difference in their introductory computer science classrooms through excellent and engaging curriculum, contributing the best of the best to the EngageCSEdu collection.

NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award

The NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award is given in memory of Mary Jean Harrold and David Notkin, in honor of their outstanding research, graduate mentoring, and diversity contributions. The award recognizes faculty members from non-profit, U.S. institutions who combine outstanding research accomplishments with excellence in graduate mentoring, as well as those who advocate for recruiting, encouraging, and promoting women and minorities in computing fields.

Applications for 2016 are now open

We are pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for 2016 (Round 3) of the Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award is now open. Winners will be recognized at the May 2016 Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Members of the Academic Alliance (AA) are asked to nominate faculty members at non-profit, U.S. institutions who have combined outstanding research accomplishments with excellence in graduate mentoring and who have served as advocates for recruiting, encouraging, and promoting women and minorities in computing fields.

To nominate someone, including self-nominations, simply

Nominations are due on November 4, 2015, by midnight MT. Winners will be notified by March 11, 2016.

Read our Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award 2016 Nomination Call & FAQs if you would like to see the short information you will be asked in the online form. Also included are eligibility details, information requested from the nominee, and important deadlines of this award.

 

NCWIT Student Seed Fund

The NCWIT Student Seed Fund has awarded $83,250 to 110 student-run programs with funds to recruit, retain, and support women in computing. These groups have provided outreach, mentoring, peer support, training, and professional development opportunities to more than 3,700 elementary middle-school, high-school, undergraduate, and graduate students. 

Spring 2015 Winners Announced May 2015

NCWIT Symons Innovator Award

The NCWIT Symons Innovator Award promotes women’s participation in information technology and entrepreneurship by honoring an outstanding woman who has successfully built and funded an IT business. By recognizing women IT entrepreneurs, the NCWIT Symons Innovator Award hopes to inspire others to pursue IT entrepreneurship, and increase awareness about the importance of women’s participation in IT innovation and business.

NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award

The annual NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award recognizes Academic Alliance representatives at non-profit, U.S. institutions for their outstanding mentorship, high-quality research opportunities, recruitment of women and minority students, and efforts to encourage and advance undergraduates in computing-related fields.

Applications for 2016 are now open

We are pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for 2016 (Round 5) of the NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award. Winners will be recognized at the May 2016 Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Members of the Academic Alliance (AA) are asked to nominate faculty members who conduct research with undergraduate students which embody the objectives of NCWIT: individual or team research experiences, including undergraduate women, leading to student accomplishment and professional success. To nominate someone, simply

Nominations are due on October 18, 2015, by midnight MT.

Read our URM 2016 Call for Nominees and FAQs if you would like to see the short information you will be asked in the online form. Also included are eligibility details, information requested from the nominee, and important deadlines of this award.

 

Pacesetters Program

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NCWIT Pacesetters is a unique fast-track program where company and university leaders work together to increase their organization’s number of technical women at an accelerated pace.

Previous Winners - NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award

The NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award is given in memory of Mary Jean Harrold and David Notkin, in honor of their outstanding research, graduate mentoring, and diversity contributions. The award recognizes faculty members from non-profit, U.S. institutions who combine outstanding research accomplishments with excellence in graduate mentoring, as well as those who advocate for recruiting, encouraging, and promoting women and minorities in computing fields.

Read more about the award and inaugural recipient Nancy Amato here.

Sit With Me

Sometimes you have to sit to take a stand. Sit With Me invites you to validate and recognize the important role women play in creating future technology by taking a small but symbolic action: sit in a red chair and share your story. Pull up a chair and listen to stories from others; men, women, technical and non-technical, as they sit in the red chair.