NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards

Congratulations to the 2020 Rhode Island recipients of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing!

 

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a national non-profit organization that works to increase the meaningful participation of girls and women in computing.  The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors 9th-12th grade students (who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary) and encourages them to pursue their passions in computing and technology. Award recipients are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, tenacity in the face of barriers, and plans for post‑secondary education.

 

Rhode Island Affiliate Winners

  • Arouney, Woonsocket Career & Technical Center
  • Bailey, Smithfield Senior High School
  • Emily, Narragansett High School
  • Jaiden, William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School
  • Katherine, Central Falls Senior High School
  • Katie, Smithfield Senior High School
  • Kendra, Smithfield Senior High School
  • Meghan, West Warwick High School

Rhode Island Affiliate Honorable Mentions

  • Aiza, East Greenwich High School
  • Jessica, North Kingstown High School
  • Margaret, Newport Area Career & Technical Center
  • Paula, Portsmouth High School
  • Quincy, Middletown High School
  • Rosella, Smithfield Senior High School
  • Seanna, Burrillville High School

Rhode Island Affiliate Rising Stars

  • Brianna, Woonsocket Career & Technical Center
  • Madison, Smithfield Senior High School
  • Naiya, Chariho High School

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Educator Award honors educators for their encouragement of high school women’s interest and participation in technology pursuits.

Educator Award Winner

  • Samantha Desmarais, Central Falls Senior High School

Educator Honorable Mention

  • Wendy Valente, North Kingstown High School