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IOU STEM Sports through NCWIT

NCWIT and Wisconsin seek 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. 

Who is eligible to apply?

The competition for the 2012 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is open to any U.S. high-school-level female (grades 9-12).

When is the competition and how do I apply?

Applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2011, and must be submitted online a no later than 11:59 PM ET on October 31, 2011.  Winners will be announced December 9, 2011.

Girls can apply for either the Wisconsin Affiliate Award or the National Award or both. 

National award-winners are selected from across the country and the Wisconsin Affiliate Award competitions are selected from within Wisconsin.  All girls at all computing levels are encouraged to apply-we'd like to recognize aspirations, not just accomplishments!

Why should I apply?

Winners get cool prizes - such as a laptop, iPad or a Kindle, gadgets, and scholarships, and can join a community of like-minded technical women.

Got questions?

Contact Joe Kmoch at

Bernell Hooker

Bernell Hooker is the Founder and CEO of Images of Us (IOU) Sports; a non-profit organization that empowers girls and women through education and sports. "Think of yourself as an athlete. I guarantee you it will change the way you walk, the way you work, and the decisions you make about leadership, teamwork, and success." - Mariah Burton Nelson