In a special ceremony on May 7th, the Ontario National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Awards were presented at the Smith School of Business satellite campus in downtown Toronto. 36 female identifying secondary school students were celebrated for their inspiring accomplishments and contributions to the tech field. The organization partnered with Queen’s School of Computing Professor Wendy Powley in administering the awards. Congratulations to all the winners!
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honours and recognizes grade 9 through 12 students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their 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.– National Center for Women & Information Technology