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2011 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

 

March 2011

As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and the University of Colorado, the Colorado School of Mines and the Colorado Coalition for Gender & IT recognized 26 Colorado high-school women for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology. These young women were Colorado Affiliate winners of the 2011 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, which recognizes high school women for their outstanding aptitude and interest in technology and computing, leadership ability, academic history and plans for post-secondary education. An award celebration was held recently at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is a national competition with regional affiliates, created to encourage the computing aspirations of young women, introduce them to leadership opportunities in the field and generate visibility for women's participation in technology fields. The award is sponsored at the national level by Bank of America, and at the regional affiliate level by Microsoft, Google and Motorola.

The following are the Colorado Affiliate winners for 2011:

  • Jennifer Anderson
    Fairview High School, Boulder
  • Kelsea Anderson
    Pagosa Springs High School, Pagosa Springs
  • Taylor Andrews
    Monarch High School, Louisville
  • Madison Bennett
    Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver
  • Nicole Blake
    Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver
  • Sara Boatman
    Colorado Virtual Academy, Northglenn
  • Erinn Cash
    Prairie View High School, Henderson
  • Shivani Chauhan
    Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch
  • Danica Cox
    Swink Jr.-Sr. High School, Swink
  • Molly Echave
    Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction
  • Nicole Fry
    Windsor High School, Windsor
  • Sabrina Garcia
    Antonito High School, Antonito
  • Ellyn Green
    Heritage High School, Littleton
  • Alyssa Hamlet
    Chaparral High School, Parker
  • Kristen Kagiyama
    Green Mountain High School, Lakewood
  • Hannah Klamerus
    Pine Creek High School, Colorado Springs
  • Elizabeth Mahon
    Poudre High School, Fort Collins
  • Monica Mishra
    Peak to Peak Charter School, Lafayette
  • Mahek Modi
    Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch
  • Kristen Nelson
    Overland High School, Aurora
  • Melodi Oliver
    Skyline High School, Longmont
  • Tanya Petach
    Fairview High School, Boulder
  • Tanya Schulz
    Skyline High School, Longmont
  • Hannah Thomas
    Central High School, Grand Junction
  • Jannine Vela
    Frederick High School, Frederick
  • Hannah Weidman
    Centaurus High School, Lafayette
2011 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Winners

The Colorado Affiliate of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing was led by Professor Kenneth Anderson of the University of Colorado Boulder; Cyndi Rader, senior lecturer at the Colorado School of Mines; and Mary Ann Roe, co-director of the Colorado Coalition for Gender & IT. The 2011 awards ceremony was made possible by generous donations from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Computer Science and Mathematics Division of the Colorado School of Mines.

NCWIT is a non-profit coalition of 250 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and nonprofits working to increase women's participation in IT and computing. NCWIT helps organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers; provides statistics, research, and best practices; and serves as a national voice of awareness and advocacy for the increased participation of girls and women in IT and computing.

 
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