Call for Young Women who Excel in IT
South Carolina Affiliate Aspirations Award Recognizes Tech Girls
Columbia, SC – 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.
NCWIT is partnering with IT-oLogy, SC Regional Education Centers and Winthrop University to offer the Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing for the young women of South Carolina. Applications must be submitted online at www.ncwit.org/award no later than 11:59 PM ET, Oct. 31, 2012. For more information, please visit www.it-ology.org.
IT-oLogy is a non-profit collaboration of businesses, academic institutions and other organizations dedicated to growing the IT talent pipeline and advancing the IT profession. IT-oLogy has three major initiatives: Promote IT (K-12 schools), Teach IT (Higher Education) and Grow IT (Professionals and Businesses).
About SC Regional Education Centers
South Carolina has twelve Regional Education Centers across the state designed to create partnerships between education and business. These centers serve as a collaboration of universities, school districts, economic development agencies and businesses with the common goal of developing a more high skilled workforce for South Carolina.
About Winthrop University
Winthrop University is a public, coeducational, comprehensive teaching university with a student body of nearly 6,000 students. To find out more about Winthrop’s 40 undergraduate and 25 graduate degree programs, visit www.winthrop.edu.