NCWIT & ACM-W Student Seed Fund

Since 2011, the NCWIT Student Seed Fund has invested $316,250 in more than 157 student-run programs for women in computing at non-profit, U.S. Academic Alliance member institutions nationwide (excluding U.S. territories). Programs have included programming workshops, tech summits, peer mentoring and support, professional training, after-school programs, and the creation of multimedia materials — all aimed at increasing recruitment and retention of women and other underrepresented groups in computing.

 

Create and Expand WiC Groups on Campus

The NCWIT and ACM-W Student Seed Fund offers an opportunity to create or expand ACM-W chapters on college and university campuses.

WiC groups on campus can increase women’s confidence and enjoyment of their technical studies, help reduce feelings of isolation, dispel common myths and stereotypes, and empower students to actively recruit and mentor other women. NCWIT offers a brief guide, which discusses how to get a group started and to build its structure, the importance of maintaining an open and public presence, possible activities, ways to build membership, and the value of affiliating with other groups. View the “How to Create and Sustain a Women in Computing Group on Your Campus” resource.

Past Student Seed Fund Winners

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FAQs

Applications are currently closed. View the Student Seed Fund FAQs for more detailed information about the award, eligibility, and other requirements.

For more information please contact Stephanie Weber, the Student Seed Fund Manager.

Previous Sponsors

NCWIT would like to thank past sponsors for their generous support -- Google.org, Symantec, and ReturnPath.

People Involved: 

Stephanie Weber

Student Seed Fund Manager
NCWIT

Robert Beck

Co-chair Liaison

Maria Gini

Co-chair

Sandra Lavallee

Co-chair

Janyl Jumadinova

Co-chair