Congratulations to Ann Larson (Winner) and Nikeson Frederique (Honorable Mention), Rhode Island’s 2023 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Educator Award recipients!
Ann and Nikerson were selected from more than 140 applicants from 43 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada. The AiC Educator Award identifies exemplary formal and informal educators who play a pivotal role in encouraging 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students to explore their interest in computing and technology. The award recognizes these educators for their efforts to promote gender equity in computing. Since 2011, nearly 1,000 educators have been recognized and have received more than $236,000 in professional development funding.
They will be recognized, along with the high school student award recipients, at an awards ceremony hosted by Rhode Island College on April 19.