Aspirations in Computing

We are so excited to see the large increase in applicants this year and the diverse talent in computing and information technology among the young women of Mississippi. There were so many great applications!

The awards event for 2018 was held Saturday, April 14, in conjunction with the Mississippi State University New Narrative Festival.  Mr. David Abney, Mississippi native and CEO of United Parcel Service was our guest speaker!

Congratulations to our 2018 awardees!

National Honorable Mention and Mississippi Winners

Helen P., Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

Rimika B., Madison Central High School

Savannah T., Our Lady Academy

Mississippi Winners

Abigail C., Long Beach Senior High School

Abigail C., Ocean Springs High School

Alexis, Long Beach Senior High School

Amy P., Madison Central High School

Anecia F., Long Beach Senior High School

Anna W., Starkville High School

Annalisa R., New Hope High School

Ashling O., Long Beach Senior High School

Aubrianna C., South Panola High School

Brianna B., Long Beach Senior High School

Cadee H., Long Beach Senior High School

Caitlyn B., Long Beach Senior High School

Cassie J., Starkville High School

Emily K., Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

Emily R., Madison Central High School

Frida N., Northwest Rankin High School

Hanna H., Heritage Academy

Kalyn A., Columbus High School

Kari O., Starkville High School

Katherine B., Northwest Rankin High School

Katherine L., Long Beach Senior High School

Kathryn Walters, Starkville High School

Kayley P., Long Beach Senior High School

Kijuanah L., Choctaw Central High School

Kravon W., Choctaw Central High School

Kyiesha S., Long Beach Senior High School

Kyla H., Long Beach Senior High School

Lakelyn T., Long Beach Senior High School

Mackenzie F., Long Beach Senior High School

Madison F., Long Beach Senior High School

Maha A., Northwest Rankin High School

MaKayla L., Mize Attendance Center

Megan A., Long Beach Senior High School

Megan W., Long Beach Senior High School

Mercedes P., Choctaw Central High School

Michaela A., Tupelo High School

Nicole B., Long Beach Senior High School

Rachel A., Starkville High School

Raegan H., Long Beach Senior High School

Rayon S., Heritage Academy

Rayven N., Choctaw Central High School

Reagan W., Noxubee County High School

Rhiannon L., Long Beach Senior High School

Ryanna F., Choctaw Central High School

Sadi D., Louisville High School

Shakindra H., Louisville High School

Tara B., Madison Central High School

Virginia B., Long Beach Senior High School

Mississippi Honorable Mention Awardees

Anastasia B., Choctaw Central High School

Ariel B., Long Beach Senior High School

Athena S., Long Beach Senior High School

Aubrey M., Long Beach Senior High School

Caitlyn H., Long Beach Senior High School

Tabitha P., Columbus High School

Tiffani S., Long Beach Senior High School


Read about our 2017 Student and Educator awardees (some of which are shown below) from Mississippi at the NCWIT Aspirations website!  

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Aspirations in Computing is a talent development pipeline initiative of the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) designed to increase meaningful participation of women in computing careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships. Aspirations in Computing is the only national level talent development program for young women in computing and information technology. The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing program engages young women interested in technology and computing. By generating visibility for these young women in their local communities, the program encourages their continued interest in computing, attracts the attention and support of educational and corporate institutions, and emphasizes at a personal level the importance of women's participation in computing and IT. (NCWIT, 2016)

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. The multi-tiered structure includes recognition at the national and local levels, serving all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases. (NCWIT, 2016)