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 the NCWIT Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Awards, funded by Google. 

 

The NEXT Awards celebrate past and present ES-UP clients for excellence in recruiting and retaining women in computing education. The awards reflect and reward practices that NCWIT recognizes as having the most significant impact on the long-term goal of increasing the number of women in information technology and other computing-related fields. Winning departments show significant positive outcomes in women’s enrollment and graduation rates, and have excellent potential for building on these gains. Both small and large departments are recognized and encouraged to apply.

We are pleased to announce the 2016 NEXT Awardees!

  • Grand Prize Winner: University of California, Irvine
  • Second Place Winners: University of Texas at Austin and Virginia Tech
  • Honorable Mentions: University of Pennsylvania and University of California, Berkeley

Learn about their outstanding accomplishments here.

 

What are the Awards?

  1. Excellence in Promoting Women in Undergraduate Computing ($100,000): This award is given to an ES-UP Client organization (department or departments, college) that demonstrates a strong commitment to and proven results in recruiting and retaining women into undergraduate computing programs. The Awardee is able to demonstrate: 1) an upward and sustained trend in admissions, enrollment and graduations of women in the targeted majors over the previous five years, 2) a focus on institutional and structural change, 3) the effective use of NCWIT resources related to the ES-UP Systemic Change model given the organization’s particular circumstances, and 4) that the work is the result of a team effort.
  2. Second Place Excellence in Promoting Women in Undergraduate Computing ($50,000): This award is given to two ES-UP Client organizations (department or departments, college) that demonstrate a strong commitment to and proven results in recruiting and retaining women into undergraduate computing programs but has not yet achieved the magnitude of results seen in the first place winner. The Awardee is able to demonstrate: 1) an upward and sustained trend in admissions, enrollment and graduations of women within the targeted majors over the previous five years, 2) a focus on institutional and structural change, 3) the effective use of NCWIT resources related to the ES-UP Systemic Change model given the organization’s particular circumstances, and 4) that the work is the result of a team effort.

For questions about the NEXT Awards, contact es@ncwit.org.

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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