1292_ 10/8/12 - The National Center for Women in Information Technology [NCWIT], is a national learning community of 300 organizations - that's corporations, non-profits and universities working together to increase women's meaningful participation in computer science and IT, and ultimately create an innovation workforce for the United States. We're talking with Ruthe Farmer, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NCWIT, about the Award for Aspirations in Computing which is open [Oct 1 thru Nov 30] to all high school girls in the United States. It is an award to recognize girls' aspirations, interests and aptitudes in technology, computing, web design - any girl who has an inkling that she might be into technology - that's who we're looking for. Super star, rock stars. We're looking for all girls that have an interest because we're a community of young women working together, to encourage and support each other in exploring this interest. The applications are open online. They apply at www.AspirationsAward.org and they have until October 31st to get their applications submitted. The winners get prizes and award events. The national winners get $500, a laptop and a trip to an awards gala that Bank of America puts on in North Carolina, that is like the Oscars - it is awesome! Ruthe tell us NCWIT is on target to recognize 1,000 girls in 55 events across the nation. That's up from 30 events last year - this is really growing. For example, last year here in Colorado, we had sponsorship from Google, ViaWest, Chase Bank, as well as the University of Colorado and the School of Mines ...Listen for much more...
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