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  • Blog Post: NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing 2012

    One of the ways that one can help young women with an interest in computing and related fields is to provide recognition for the world they have already been doing. One of the great programs in this regard is the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing . Along with the NCWIT awards listed below, a number...
  • Blog Post: 2011 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

    Calling all digital divas, web chix & coder girls! It’s time to start thinking about the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing . This is a great program which I have been proud to promote though this blog for several years now. These awards honor young women who are active and interested...
  • Blog Post: NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing 2010

    I really like this award program so I am happy to promote it on my blog. The following is from the official announcement. I strongly encourage you to share this opportunity with high school women and with teachers who may be able to suggest it to their students. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing...
  • Blog Post: Program me a story

    I recently came across a blog post titled “ Are Storytellers The Best Programmers ” and it got me thinking. A lot of beginning programming courses use tools like Alice , Scratch or Kodu which are programming tools but which also allow and even encourage creating stories. (NCWIT has a nice case study...
  • Blog Post: NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing 2009/10

    Know some high school women with aspirations in the computing fields? You may want to nominate them for the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award . Sponsored by Bank of America, the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recognizes young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements...
  • Blog Post: The Role Model Problem

    A bunch of my friends are at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing this week. I’m following some of it on Twitter (look for the #ghc09 tag ) and on the Grace Hopper Bloggers blog. I think this is a wonderful event and people I know who go come back all charged up and empowered and with expanded...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links July 6th 2009

    Last week was NECC and boy was I ever busy. On the other hand the places on the Internet were slow in some ways and busy in others. The education Twitter space was all NECC all the time. Many education bloggers were not blogging because they were just too all out busy. Searching for blog posts using...
  • Blog Post: Gotta Have IT

    I stopped by the NCWIT booth at NECC today (it’s a partner booth outside room 147A in the conference center) and they asked me to blog about their Gotta Have IT materials. So of course I am. It’s a really great set of materials and they are really useful for building awareness and encouraging interest...
  • Blog Post: Links For Girls, Links for Career Stuff, and Going Green

    So I got a number of links to links today. OK some are direct to the items but some are to pages with just too many links to copy. Wouldn’t be right. The first big set of links I found at the NCWIT blog post titled 100 Recommended Resources on Gender in S&E (S&E  stands for science and engineering...
  • Blog Post: Talking Points – Information About IT Careers

    A friend forwarded the following announcement to me the other day. This is a really good resource for high school and middle school students about careers in Information Technology. It’s aimed at girls so don’t tell anyone but I am showing it to boys as well. Check out new Talking Points resource , a...
  • Blog Post: NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing 2008

    I received this announcement through Facebook the other day. If you know a girl with aspirations in computing and Information Technology tell her about this. Pass it on to your Guidance Department as well. Online applications are due December 1, 2008 for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing...
  • Blog Post: NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

    NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) is running an award program for high school women in the greater metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, and New York City Sponsored by Bank of America, the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recognizes...
  • Blog Post: Computer Science Research Surveys - Please Help

    One of the problems the whole field of computer science education faces is a lack of good data. Data on a lot of various subjects. Lack of data makes it hard to understand what is going on and how computer science is taught. And in fact there is a lack of information about why students should study computer...
  • Blog Post: What is so scary about programming?

    It seems fitting to talk about scary stories so soon after Halloween somehow. Yesterday I read a very interesting post by Mark Guzdial at the NCWIT Site . In it he talks about running into significant numbers of college students who are terrified of programming. he talks about students trying to drop...
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