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COES to honor high school students, educator for computing accomplishments

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University will recognize 10 high school students and one teacher at its 5th Annual National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) awards breakfast on April 1 in the Ropp Center on the Louisiana Tech campus.

The award recognizes high school women for their computing-related achievements and interests.  Recipients are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history and plans for post-secondary education. NCWIT Recognitions Program Director Ammi Ludwick will be in attendance to take part in the presentation of the NCWIT’s Awards for Aspirations in Computing.

Ludwick works closely with the managers of the NCWIT AspireIT K-12 Outreach Program, the NCWIT Collegiate Award and NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community to increase the depth of the technology talent pool and supports the affiliate teams as they continue to broaden the reach of NCWIT’s message with the Aspirations and Educator Award.

NCWIT seeks to increase women’s participation in technology careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships and internships to aspiring and technically-inclined young women.

The Award for Aspirations in Computing offers both national and local affiliate competitions to generate support and visibility for women’s participation in communities nationwide. In addition to identifying a pool of talented young women, the Aspirations in Computing Award also identifies outstanding educators who play a vital role in encouraging young women to continue their interest in computing and technology.

In addition to honoring students, the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award recognizes educators for their efforts to promote gender equity in computing.

For more information, contact Charlotte Wilkerson at charlott@latech.edu.

Written by Charlotte Wilkerson – charlott@latech.edu