7 WHS Girls Receive NCWIT Aspiration Awards
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Awards Committee selected seven Waukee High School students as 2014 Iowa Competition Affiliate Award Winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. Anna Ruble, Anna Shapiro, Emma Hester, Malia Griffin, Alexia Stock, Morgan Seemuth, and Sydney Ehlinger were recognized for their computing-related aspirations and for their demonstrated, outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing; solid leadership ability; good academic history; and plans for post-secondary education.
NCWIT works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation, and increased business performance. Increasing the number of women in technology and computing also has potential for improving the design of products and services to better serve a more diverse population and increase economic and social well-being by providing more women with stable and lucrative careers.