The University of New Hampshire STEM Discovery Lab at Manchester is proud to announce the 2019 recipients of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The award, sponsored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), recognizes high school women for their computing-related achievements and interests as part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology.
A total of 41 high school award recipients, one collegiate finalist and two educator recipients were selected from high schools across New Hampshire 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 award recipient will receive a personalized award recognizing her future goals in computing and technology and recognition at a ceremony at UNH Manchester on March 30.
“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.
“The STEM Discovery Lab is proud to be the New Hampshire affiliate coordinator of this prestigious award,” says STEM Discovery Lab coordinator Emily Kerr. “These young women are leaders and mentors for the next generation of women in tech.”
The mission of the STEM Discovery Lab is to engage with local communities to provide STEM education access and opportunities to volunteers, educators, and youth. We work in partnership with University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension to create challenging, hands-on learning in STEM and language arts.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 850 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s participation in computing and technology. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. Find out more at www.ncwit.org.
For more information, please contact Emily Kerr, UNH STEM Discovery Lab coordinator.
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