Local Students Eligible for National Award for Aspirations in Computing

Hodges University News

For the second consecutive year, Hodges University has partnered with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) to offer the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing to the young women of Southwest Florida. The award recognizes high school young women for their computing-related achievements and interests as part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in information technology and computing. The NCWIT Award Program is made possible through a generous grant from the Motorola Foundation.

“Hodges University is proud to offer this prestigious award in partnership with NCWIT and local partners such as Arthrex,” said Professor Tracey Lanham, Program Chair of the CIT Programs and Aspirations in Computing Southwest Florida Regional Award Coordinator. “This award supports the young women in our local community and provides them with the guidance and support system that they need to stay engaged in technology as a viable and lucrative career”

Deadline for submissions for the award is November 2, 2014. Students interested in applying for the award are directed to www.aspirations.org.

A total of 20 award-winners will be selected from high schools in the area, and every applicant will be considered for the national NCWIT award. Applicants will be judged on these qualities: Outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology and computing, strong leadership skills, good academic history and plans for post-secondary education.

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