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As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) seeks to recognize high school women with outstanding achievements and aspirations in computing and technology through the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

The Northern California Affiliate is proud to host this award for thirty-one northern California counties extending from Sacramento north.

We encourage women in grades 9-12 to apply.

National Award
NCWIT seeks high-school-level young women to apply for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing! The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women active and interested in computing and encourages them to pursue their passion for technology.

National awrard winners receive:

  • $500 in cash
  • A laptop computer
  • An engraved award (for both the student and her school)
  • An expenses-paid trip to the national Award ceremony (for the student and her parent/guardian) on March 10, 2013



Also presented was the Educator Award.


Important Dates


Application Open Date: Sep 15, 2012
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2012
Endorsement Deadline: Nov 07, 2012
Award Event Date: March 30, 2013


Eligible Counties in the Northern California

Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba

Award Event

The 2013 awards will be presented during our event on March 30, 2013.

Awards Event Schedule

Time Event Location
9:50am-10:10am Students, Parents, and Educators arrive 1003 Kemper Hall
10:10am-10:20am Welcome and Introductions 1003 Kemper Hall
10:20am-10:30am Icebreaker 1 1003 Kemper Hall
10:30am-10:50am Lab Tour – Motion Capture Lab 272 Hoagland Hall
10:55am-11:15am Lab Tour – IEL 1067 Bainer Hall
11:20am-11:40am Lab Tour – KeckCAVES Earth and Physical Sciences Building
11:45am-12:00pm Icebreaker 2 1003 Kemper Hall
12:00pm-12:20pm Lunch 1003 Kemper Hall
12:20pm-12:55pm Presentations 1003 Kemper Hall
  • Harry H. Cheng, Director of C-STEM Center
  • Ruthe Farmer, NCWIT
  • Alexa Adams, 2010 National NCWIT Award Winner
12:55pm-1:10pm Undergraduate Admissions 1003 Kemper Hall
1:10pm-1:30pm Small Groups – Parents & Students 1003 Kemper Hall
1:30pm-2:30pm Presentation of Awards & Photos 1003 Kemper Hall


To apply for the 2013 Northern California Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing, please visit the NCWIT Affiliate Award website.