The National Center for Women & Information Technology to Honor 40 Kentuckians with Pi Day Celebration

Recipients of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing receive scholarship and internship opportunities, entry to a peer-network, and more

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women and educators at the high school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. The Kentucky Affiliate of NCWIT will recognize two educators and 38 high school women on Pi Day, March 14, 2020 at the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville, KY.

Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative is proudly partnering with NCWIT KY to bring this celebration of education and exploration in computing to girls from across the Commonwealth. This year’s awards ceremony will include a trophy presentation with NCWIT’s Eva Bradshaw; a keynote address from Mandy Cox, a Web Developer for CNET CBS Interactive and a volunteer for the Innocent Lives Foundation; and a Pi Day Celebration featuring a raffle for a Raspberry Pi starter kit, lots of pie, and access to the science center’s galleries.

Each year, KY high school women in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to receive recognition for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post‑secondary education. Educators supporting student applications are eligible for NCWIT AiC Educator awards.

Such events, that bring together like-minded girls from across Kentucky, would not be possible without the generous support of our fellow NCWIT Award for AiC sponsors, the Kentucky Science Center, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

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