High School Girls: Apply for NCWIT’s Aspirations in Computing Award

NCWIT 2018 Awards West TN Affiliate

I want to make you aware of an awards program open to high school girls who are active and interested in computer science and technology. The Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) offers both a national and regional competition to increase young women’s participation in computing nationwide. Award for AiC recipients are chosen for their

Technovation Challenge: Where Girls Become Tech Entrepreneurs

Technovation Challenge

According to the National Women’s Business Council, women-owned businesses account for 36% of all privately-held, non-farm companies in the U.S., up 27% from 2007. These statistics are positive and encouraging; however, it is commonly known that women lag behind men in the number of tech startups created and key technical roles held in companies. With technology being

What’s New in 2017 for Digital Media Academy’s All-Girls Summer Camps

Digital Media Academy

Knowing that women are underrepresented in STEM today, I am a strong advocate for increasing women’s participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). I believe one of the best ways we can do that is by proactively engaging girls at a young age with programs that will spark their interest and build confidence. By

Imagine, Create and Play With Roominate’s Construction Toys for Girls

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My younger daughter (10 years) is someone who likes to do art projects, enjoys building little habitats in shoeboxes, and likes to read and write creatively. When a friend sent me a link to a story about a new company started by two female engineering graduate students from Stanford who were creating engineering toys for

Why Your Daughter Should Be Part of a Robotics Team

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It’s no surprise that girls thrive when they’re part of a robotics team. The extremely popular FIRST Robotics program appeals to girls not only for the robotics and engineering experience gained but because it allows them to work in a team-oriented environment. Having worked with many engineers over the years, I am keenly aware of