Former NCWIT Awards

NCWIT & ACM-W Student Seed Fund

The NCWIT Student Seed Fund invested $316,250 in more than 157 student-run programs for women in computing at non-profit, U.S. NCWIT 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.

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NCWIT EngageCSEdu Engagement Excellence Awards

The NCWIT EngageCSEdu Engagement Excellence Awards, recognized faculty who made a difference in their introductory computer science classrooms through excellent and engaging curriculum, contributing the best of the best to the EngageCSEdu collection—hundreds of materials for introductory computing courses that are peer reviewed and searchable by topic, programming language, and more.

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NCWIT Symons Innovator Award

The NCWIT Symons Innovator Award promoted 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 hoped to inspire others to pursue IT entrepreneurship, and increase awareness about the importance of women’s participation in IT innovation and business.

The award was named for Jeanette Symons, founder of Industrious Kid, Zhone Technologies, and Ascend Communications, whose pioneering work made her an inspiration to many. 

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Reel Women in Technology (Reel WiT) Award

The Reel Women in Technology (Reel WiT) Award recognized the best portrayal of leading women in technology from a program (e.g. documentary, tv show, film, YouTube, etc.) who serve as role models for girls and women with computing aspirations while disrupting the stereotypes of female ingenuity in technology fields.

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