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NCWIT Aspirations in Computing

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University is the proud regional affiliate for the state of Arizona in partnership with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing (AiC) award. The NCWIT AiC program 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.

NCWIT and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering accept applications for the Aspirations in Computing Award and Educator Award each year. The new application opens on September 1, 2020 and closes on November 5, 2020.

Applicants that apply by the early deadline of October 15th will be invited by NCWIT National to an exclusive event on October 22nd with guest speaker, Gemma Busoni. 

Informational Sessions

Want to learn more about the AiC application process and award structure? This one-hour webinar is dedicated to explaining the relationship between NCWIT and the Arizona Affiliate, the application process, and the award structure within Arizona. This webinar is open to all interested applicants, parents, and teachers/school administrators promoting the program. Please click on the dates below to register. 


Tuesday, September 8th, 4:00-5:00PM (MST)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 4:00-5:00PM (MST)

Thursday, October 8th, 4:00-5:00PM (MST)

Thursday, October 22nd, 4:00-5:00PM (MST)

Tuesday, November 3rd, 4:00-5:00PM (MST)

Aspirations in Computing Award

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade 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. 

The multi-tiered award structure includes Winner, Honorable Mention, Rising Star, and Certificate of Distinction designations at National and Regional Affiliate levels. Regional winners in Arizona can win scholarship funds to attend the Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU!

Aspirations in Computing – Educator Award

The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Educator Award identifies exemplary formal and informal educators who play a pivotal role in encouraging 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary to explore their interest in computing and technology. The award recognizes these educators for their efforts to promote gender equity in computing

Questions? Please contact Nina Loughman at