Strategic Partners

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National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has supplied competitive grant funding to NCWIT through the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), including CISE-1203206, 0813956, 0413538, EHR-0533580, and 1203198.

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Microsoft is committed to reaching out to underserved communities and to developing long-term relationships with professional, educational, and non-profit organizations that serve those communities. Microsoft has been supporting NCWIT's work since 2004, making a significant contribution to the national computing educational pipeline (K-12 through post-secondary). Microsoft and Microsoft Research have supported many initiatives to increase women's participation in technology across the K-12 education pipeline and into the IT workforce. Its programmatic support includes the Academic Alliance Seed FundAspirations in Computing, and TECHNOLOchicas.

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Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses, and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. Bank of America has received numerous accolades for its workforce diversity and inclusion programs, including those from Working Mother, Black Enterprise, and Hispanic Business magazines. Bank of America has provided significant financial and in-kind support to NCWIT and is the national sponsor of the Award for Aspirations in Computing.

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Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful - for everyone. They also believe that everyone has the right to become an active creator of the technology that is revolutionizing the world. Through their pre-university outreach programs, they aspire to expose students of all backgrounds, and particularly girls, to the opportunities and excitement of careers in computing. Google aspires to recognize international diversity. The company utilizes the best talent by hiring employees of diversity to enhance different ideas and perspectives to improve the search engine's services and products. Google sponsors several NCWIT programs, including Aspirations in Computing, EngageCSEdu, and Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP).

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Intel believes the next generation of innovators should be more diverse by gender, race, ethnicity, geography, ability, and social class. Recognizing that no one organization has the solution to society's most critical issues, the Intel Foundation supports strategic funding of evidence-based, data-driven collaborative solutions that advance the inclusion of socially marginalized and disadvantaged groups, creating pathways toward a more just society with opportunities for all. Intel and the Intel Foundation have supported NCWIT programs since 2006. Supported programs include the K-12 Alliance, Aspirations in Computing, and AspireIT.

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Whether it is by inventing breakthrough medicines and vaccines that address critical areas of growing, global medical need; improving access to health care; protecting the environment; or engaging employees; Merck is committed to making the world a better place today and for generations to come. Merck and the Merck Foundation's support of NCWIT started with Counselors for Computing (C4C) in 2010 and continues with the national scale up of this critical program.

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AT&T's 133-year history of innovation is a story about people from all walks of life and all kinds of backgrounds coming together to improve the human condition. It is their diversity, coupled with an inclusive culture that welcomes all points of view - which makes them who they are: a great place to work, a desired business partner and a committed member of the communities they serve. "A diverse workforce and inclusive culture are essential to AT&T. They allow us to attract and retain the best and the brightest to develop the most innovative products and solutions to meet our customers' needs." -Randall Stephenson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. AT&T sponsors the NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award and the Aspirations in Computing Educator Award.