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2014-04-14 23:11:56

$5,000 Awarded to Computing Professors for Their Outstanding Efforts to Support Women and Minority Undergraduates Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and AT&T today announced the recipients of the 2014 NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award, which recognizes computing professors for their outstanding mentorship, high-quality research opportunities, and efforts to encourage and advance undergraduates (particularly...

2014-02-11 23:27:36

$50,000 Awarded to Pilot Programs that Recruit and Retain Women in Computing Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Microsoft Research today announce the winners of the NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund, which provides U.S. academic institutions with start-up funds to develop and implement initiatives that recruit and retain women in computing and technology fields of study. Since 2007, NCWIT and Microsoft Research have...

2013-09-26 23:26:07

IIE-led WeTech Consortium brings together innovative partners, sets $10 Million goal. WeTech will train women and girls, build networks and offer professional opportunities across Africa, India and the United States, developing the skills needed to fuel technological and economic growth. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 At the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting this week, the Institute of International Education announced the launch of Women Enhancing Technology...

2013-09-24 16:27:59

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstRain, the leader in big data analytics for enterprise sales and marketing teams, today announced that its CEO Penny Herscher will speak on the role of women in technological advancements in manufacturing at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. In existence for nearly 20 years, the Grace Hopper Conference is the largest technical conference for women and is designed to support and showcase contributions of women in...

2013-07-16 23:19:35

Partnership with NCWIT supports student-led programs on college campuses. Boulder, Colo. (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Symantec are awarding $10,500 in seed funding to 14 student-run projects that work to increase the numbers of women studying computer science and information technology. Since 2010, the NCWIT Student Seed Fund, sponsored by Symantec, has distributed $43,250 in funding to 70 student-run projects at universities...

Nerd Stereotype Deters Women From Computer Science
2013-06-25 09:27:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Stereotypical images of “computer nerds” commonly put forward by television and movies can have a chilling effect on women entering the field of computer science, according to new research from the University of Washington. However, when these images are downplayed in the print media, women express more interest in further education in this field, the researchers said. Despite years of effort, it has long been difficult to...

2012-10-03 10:25:37

BALTIMORE, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThoughtWorks, the custom software experts, is a gold sponsor at the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, which starts today. The theme of this year's conference is "Are We There Yet?" and the agenda is filled with many thought-provoking sessions ranging from domain to technology centric. "Our involvement at the Grace Hopper Conference is one of the highlights of the year for me, personally and professionally," says...

2012-01-08 13:00:00

$50,000 Awarded to Pilot Programs That Encourage Participation of Women Boulder, Colo. (PRWEB) January 08, 2012 TheNational Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Microsoft Research today announced the winners of the most recent NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund, which provides U.S. academic institutions with start-up funds to develop and implement initiatives that recruit and retain women in computing and technology fields of study. Since 2007, NCWIT and Microsoft...

2011-04-27 10:00:00

DENVER, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaWest, a leading provider of colocation and managed services, announced today its active involvement with the National Center for Women In Technology (NCWIT), a coalition of over 250 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase the participation of girls and women in computing and IT. ViaWest is a founding member of the Entrepreneurial Alliance and an active member of the Workforce...

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2011-02-09 12:45:00

A joint research project between the University of Alberta's Faculty of Education and the Department of Computing Science has found that, for high-school girls, the fun is in making video games, not just playing them. Computing science professor Duane Szafron and fellow U of A researchers Mike Carbonaro, Jonathan Schaeffer and Maria Cutumisu say that women in computing science are rare, but their study shows that if you want to get more females interested in computing science, you have to...