The NCWIT Academic Alliance has partnered with Symantec to offer the NCWIT Student Seed Fund, a $1,000 award given to student-run programs and initiatives that promote increased participation of women in computing and IT programs. The award is available to student organizations residing in an institution that is a US university and a member of the NCWIT Academic Alliance; free membership in the Academic Alliance can be obtained by having a faculty member complete this Membership Request Form. The award is given to organizations whose initiatives align with NCWIT’s mission by proposing activities, events, or other programs that will recruit, retain, and support women in technology- and computing-related majors. (An institution can receive only one award per campus institution per year.)
This year, PWiCS has received $1000 from this fund to support our outreach initiatives! We would like to thank NCWIT and Symantec for their generous grant, and Professor Martonosi for letting us know about and writing a letter of support for our application. As you may have already heard, we will host various events including Java workshops at Splash, web programming and Scratch workshops with Girl Scouts, and hardware workshops at Community House. Come join us at those events!