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As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) seeks to recognize high school women with outstanding achievements and aspirations in computing and technology through the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

The Northern California Affiliate is proud to host this award for thirty-one northern California counties extending from Sacramento north.

We encourage women in grades 9-12 to apply.

National Award
NCWIT seeks high-school-level young women to apply for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing! The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women active and interested in computing and encourages them to pursue their passion for technology.

National awrard winners receive:

  • $500 in cash
  • A laptop computer
  • An engraved award (for both the student and her school)
  • An expenses-paid trip to the national Award ceremony (for the student and her parent/guardian) on March 10, 2012


2012 Winners

Faith Oakes Rebecca Harrison Sruti Modekurty
Cheyanne Harris

Also presented was the Educator Award presented to Chris Schlesselman, a Physics and Engineering Teacher and C-STEM CREST Fellow from the Hiram Johnson High School of Sacramento City Unified School District, for his work in encouraging young women to pursue computing related STEM post secondary study.

Chris Schlesselman


Important Dates


Application Open Date: Sep 15, 2011
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2011
Endorsement Deadline: Nov 07, 2011
Award Event Date: April 28, 2012


Eligible Counties in the Northern California

Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba

Award Event

The 2012 awards will be presented during the Awards Ceremony on April 28, 2012.

Awards Event Schedule

Time Event Location
10:00am-10:30am Welcome and Introductions 1062 Bainer Hall
10:30am-12:00pm Lab Tours UC Davis Campus
  • Integration Engineering Laboratory, Professor Harry H. Cheng
  • More to be announced
12:00pm-1:30pm Luncheon and Presentations 1062 Bainer Hall
  • Lauren Von Roenn, NCWIT
  • Harry H. Cheng, Professor and Director of C-STEM Center
  • Alexa Adams, UC Davis student, 2010 National NCWIT Award Winner
  • Kevin Gucwa, Director Assistant of C-STEM Center and PhD Candidate
  • More to be announced


To apply for the 2012 Northern California Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing, please visit the NCWIT Affiliate Award website.