West Hartford Public Schools Computer Science is proud to announce NCWIT Awardees for the 2020-21 school year.
The award, powered by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), recognizes 9th-12 grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, as part of an effort to encourage a diverse range of students to choose careers in technology.
Award recipients were selected from more than 4200 applicants from all 50 US States, Washing DC, Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, US overseas military bases, and Canada for their outstanding aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education.
Each recipient will receive recognition and prizes; induction into the AiC Community of nearly 20,000 technical individuals who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary; access to resources, scholarships, and internship opportunities; and more.
To find out more about how NCWIT convenes, equips, and unites change leader organizations to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women - at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and historically marginalized identities - in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development, click here: ncwit.org.