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2014-06-24 23:01:57

Young women serve as “near-peer” technology role models and reduce the effects of stereotype threat. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) today announced a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America Commitment to Action, valued at $3.71 million dollars, to engage 10,000 middle school girls in learning computing concepts. The announcement was made at the CGI America meeting in Denver. NCWIT’s Commitment to Action will...

2014-05-19 23:01:03

Organizations Lending Voices to 10th Anniversary NCWIT Summit Include Apple, AT&T, The Clinton Foundation, DevelopHer, Google, HP, Microsoft, and Rapt Media Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) (http://www.ncwit.org), a non-profit focused on increasing women’s participation in technology, today announced that Apple, AT&T, The Clinton Foundation, DevelopHer, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Rapt Media are...

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...

2013-07-16 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...

2012-01-08 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...


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