NCWIT Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Awards

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NCWIT’s Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP) provides customized consultation to academic departments to help improve their strategic recruitment and retention of women students in their majors. To recognize the achievements of these outstanding departments, NCWIT has established -- with funding from Google.org --the NCWIT Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Awards.

These awards recognize ES-UP client departments that have shown significant positive outcomes in women’s enrollment and graduation rates, and have excellent potential for building on these gains. The awards reflect and reward practices that NCWIT recognizes as having the most significant impact on our long-term goal of increasing the number of women in information technology and other computing-related fields.

We are pleased to announce the 2015 NEXT Awardees!

GRAND PRIZE

Department of Computer Science & Engineering
 

SECOND PLACE (tie)

School of Informatics and Computing
 
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

University of Pennsylvania
Departments of Computer and Information Science, 
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
and Electrical and Systems Engineering
 
University of Texas at El Paso
Departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Civil Engineering

 

Applications for the 2016 Awards open August 3, 2015.

Find out more about the application process by visiting our Learn More About the NEXT Awards webpage.

 

For questions about the NEXT Awards, contact the ES-UP Program Manager, Emmy Soyka.

Learn more about Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP) and about NCWIT promising practices and other resources.

 

 

People Involved: 

Lucy Sanders

CEO and Co-founder
NCWIT

Beth Quinn

Director of Extension Services
NCWIT

Emmy Soyka

Extension Services Program Manager
NCWIT

Lecia Barker

Senior Researcher
University of Texas

Joanne M. Cohoon

Senior Researcher
University of Virginia

Leisa Thompson

Extension Services Director of Research & Consulting
NCWIT