As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), IT-oLogy, SC Regional Education Centers and Winthrop University are seeking applications from young women with outstanding achievements and aspirations in computing and technology for the NCWIT SC Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing.
“Encouraging young women’s interest in technology careers is critical: our workforce needs their creativity and their innovation,” said Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of NCWIT. “This award helps us recognize and encourage talent that might otherwise be overlooked.”
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing was created to acknowledge the computing aspirations of young women, introduce them to leadership opportunities in the field and generate visibility for women’s participation in computing-related pursuits.
The SC Affiliate Award prize package will include an iPad for winning students. Visit www.ncwit.org/award for details. An awards event will be held at IT-oLogy in Columbia on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM ET, Oct. 31, 2012.