Covid-19 Announcement

The Kentucky Aspirations team is monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it develops in Kentucky and is working closely with the Kentucky Science Center to take the necessary precautions and preparations. At this time, we are planning to move forward with the event on Saturday. We are implementing a No Handshake policy and are asking participants to be mindful of personal hygiene and food safety during the event.
As this is a rapidly developing and serious situation, and your attendance may have serious impacts on the health of yourself and your loved ones, we respect that you may not be able to attend.
We are asking that everyone re-RSVP in order to get an accurate count for catering and a listing of attendees to help ensure that everyone receives their full prize packages.
Should the situation change, we will provide updates as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Awarding Her Aspirations

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Awards honors 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions.

March 14, 2020
1:00 – 5:00 PM

 

Kentucky Science Center
Louisville, Kentucky

2020 NCWIT KY Aspirations in Computing Awards Ceremony

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Awards honors 9th-12th grade students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions.

 

The Kentucky Affiliate of NCWIT Awards Ceremony for their outstanding aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education.

EVENT INFO & AGENDA

WHEN:

Saturday, March 14, 2020
1:00 – 5:00 PM

WHERE:

Kentucky Science Center 4th Floor
727 W. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

PARKING:

The parking area is located directly behind the Center, at the intersection of River Road and Eighth Street, under I-64. Parking is $8 daily, pay at automatic teller on exit.

Due to construction, Kentucky Science Center’s parking lot is not currently accessible via 8th Street. Detour signs are posted for access via 9th Street to the alley behind The Frazier History Museum. Access via River Road/Washington Street is not affected. For the most convenient entrance, we recommend turning right upon entering the parking lot and using the pedway to access the building. View a map of the closures here.

1:00 PM WELCOME

 

Elizabeth Farnsworth
KY Affiliate Coordinator

River Room
1:10 PM ABOUT NCWIT

 

Eva Bradshaw
NCWIT Aspirations in Computing RAM

River Room
1:20 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

Mandy Cox
Web Developer, CNET CBS Interactive
Volunteer, Innocent Lives Foundation

River Room
2:00 PM AWARD PRESENTATION River Room
3:00 PM GROUP PHOTO East Room
3:15 PM PI DAY WITH KGSC

 

Attendees are invited to mingle and explore the Science Center Galleries.
Pie served in the East Room

River Room, East Room, and Gallery
5:00 PM WRAP UP River Room

 
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Attendees can enter a drawing for a Raspberry Pi starter kit courtesy of the KGSC Leadership Team.

Covid-19 Response from Venue

Kentucky Science Center is closely monitoring the COVID 19 situation and remains in contact with the Mayor’s Office and the Louisville Metro Public Health department.  We are fortunate that Dr. Sarah Moyer, Director of the Health Department, is on KSC’s Board of Directors.  While this is a fast-moving situation, your safety and wellbeing is our priority.  We are committed to responsible, prudent actions during this time.  Special cleaning emphasis will be given to high-touch points, such as doorknobs, faucet handles, light switches, door touch plates, and counters.  In addition, our exhibits and loose parts have always had a special cleaning emphasis as they are high touch areas.

 

 

Workplace Cleaning Protocols

We have reviewed our cleaning protocols and procedures, which are robust and designed to provide a safe, clean environment.  While Property Care, Operations and Education are primarily responsible for ensuring the public spaces are clean, we all share in the responsibility.  Be aware and vigilant, and immediately notify your supervisor of any issues or concerns.  The MOD is also available for immediate response following our normal procedures.  We are taking every measure possible, and existing protocols meet all suggested requirements, to ensure a safe environment.

 

  • According to the CDC, special cleaning emphasis should be given to high-touch points, such as doorknobs, faucet handles, light switches, door touch plates, and counters.  In addition, our exhibits and loose parts have always had a special cleaning emphasis.  Property Care, Operations and Education have protocols in place for these.  The frequency of these activities is being reviewed to ensure the high-touch points and exhibits are disinfected at least daily.

 

  • We currently use a maximum economy neutral disinfectant, as the primary cleaning agent.  This is used throughout our facility.

 

  • Disinfectants are also used on all exhibit surfaces throughout our facility, ensuring all high-touch points are disinfected daily.

 

  • Our facility has 26 hand sanitizers in the public spaces.  These are available for use by everyone.  Our protocols require frequent checks to make sure they are adequately stocked.

 

While this is a fast-moving situation, we will get through it together.  Your safety and wellbeing is our priority.

Please direct additional questions to ky.ncwit@gmail.com

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