Three Abington Senior High School Young Women Win National Women’s Center Awards for Aspirations in Computing

Congratulations to Abington Senior High School students Sarah Joyce, Kelly Jawork, and Samantha Rivera, who were honored by The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) with the Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC).

The Award for Aspirations in Computing helps to identify and build a talent pool for the technical workforce and helps academic and corporate organizations celebrate diversity in computing by honoring young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Award recipients are selected through a lengthy application process based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing; leadership ability; academic history; and plans for post-secondary education.  These young women were honored at the NCWIT Philadelphia Chapter award banquet last week.

The National Center for Women & Information Technology provides a long-term community for female technologists, from K-12 through higher education and beyond, encouraging persistence in computing through continuous engagement and ongoing encouragement at each pivotal stage of their educational and professional development. Thousands of technically inclined girls and women are offered opportunities to learn through computing-related activities, network at virtual and in-person meetups, receive visibility for technical achievements, and grow leadership and entrepreneurial skills by leading computing outreach programs in their local communities. Additionally, they gain exclusive access to scholarships, internships, and job opportunities. All of these benefits are made possible by NCWIT Alliance Members, AiC peers in the network, and adult influencers who serve as volunteers and mentors. This collective investment is making a considerable and sustainable impact on future technology and innovation by increasing women’s meaningful participation.

Mr. David Daubenspeck is the faculty member who sponsored the young women and assisted them in the applications.

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