Aspirations in Computing
The Aspirations program is supported nationally by Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Northrop Grumman, and the Symantec Corporation. AiC serves 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all U.S. military bases overseas. Find out more at www.aspirations.org.
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. This multi-tiered competition includes recognition at the national level (sponsored by Bank of America) and at the local level (sponsored by Microsoft). Applications for the 2016 Award for Aspirations in Computing are open from September 1 to October 26, 2015 (8:00 p.m. EDT). Find out more at www.aspirations.org/participate/high-school.
The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award (sponsored by AT&T) publicly celebrates high school educators who encourage girls’ interest and participation in technology pursuits. Educator Award recipients form a national community of peers, share practices, and empower other educators to encourage the participation of girls in computing. Applications for the 2016 Aspirations in Computing Educator Award are open from September 1 to November 9, 2015 (8:00 p.m. EDT). Find out more at www.aspirations.org/participate/educators.
The NCWIT Collegiate Award (sponsored by HP) honors the outstanding technical accomplishments of undergraduate women at the junior level or above by recognizing specific technical projects as the culmination of the students’ undergraduate computing career. Find out more at www.aspirations.org/participate/collegiate-award.
Aspirations in Computing Community
The Aspirations in Computing Community (sponsored by Bloomberg) is a phenomenal network for technical women who receive benefits such as private invitations to virtual and in-person meetups, visibility for technical achievements, computing outreach programs in local communities for growing members’ leadership and entrepreneurial skills, hands-on activities for exploring computer science concepts, exclusive access to scholarships, internships, and job opportunities. Find out more at www.aspirations.org/participate/college-students.
AspireIT K-12 Outreach Program