University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing

Arkansas Affiliate 

Applications now OPEN!!!

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (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. This multi-tiered competition includes recognition at the local and national levels.

Any U.S. high school woman in grades 9 through 12 with a U.S. Tax Identification or Social Security Number is eligible to apply if she attends a high school in the U.S. or is a U.S. citizen attending a high school in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or on a U.S. military base and has no immediate family relationship with employees, extended staff, contractors or board members of NCWIT.

Students can apply online at https://www.aspirations.org/participate/high-school  no later than 11:59 p.m. on November 5, 2018.

Award for AiC recipients are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post‑secondary education.

Jennifer Ford - J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.Each Affiliate award winner receives recognition at an award event, an engraved award for both her and her school, scholarship and internship opportunities, access to a peer network of technical young women in the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community (sponsored by Bloomberg), and various other prizes — computing resources, gadgets, sponsor swag, and more. Additionally, each National award winner receives $500 in cash, a laptop computer, a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina in March 2017, and networking opportunities with Bank of America employees.

The ITRI will hold it's 9th dinner to recognize the winners of the Arkansas Affiliate National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing competition as part of the 2019 Women in Information Technology Conference. The celebration dinner will be held be on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm, in Willard J. Walker Hall, seminar room 203 at the University of Arkansas.

 

 

The 2017-2018 Arkansas Affiliate NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award winners and honorable mentions 

 

2018 AIC IMG_0309b

 

National Honorable Mentions & Arkansas Affiliate Winners

Yaritza Chavez - Springdale High School
Zoie Keys - Lake Hamilton High School
Anne Li - Central High School (Little Rock, AR)

Arkansas Affiliate Winners

Mckenzie Bernardini - Conway High West (Arkansas)
Meghan Bledsoe - Springdale High School
Julia Defoor - Sheridan High School (Arkansas)
Bine Domnick - Springdale High School
Kenzie Glass - Arkansas School for Math Sciences and the Arts
Lissette Martinez - Springdale High School
Christine Muoghalu - Lake Hamilton High School
Haley O'Donnell - Riverview High School
Faith Pearrow - Bentonville High School
Dianne Perez - Bentonville West High School A
lekhya Pidugu - Central High School (Little Rock, AR)
Samantha Quintero - Springdale High School
Teion Sanders - Springdale High School
Indu Sen - Springdale High School
Hetvi Shah - Little Rock Central High School
Makenzie Spurling - Mount Ida High School

Arkansas Affiliate Honorable Mentions

Anecya Poole - Conway High West (Arkansas)
Gabriela Solis - Springdale High School
Maryfrances Umeora - Valley View High School
Sarah Vogel - Springdale High School 

Arkansas Affiliate Educator Awards

Kimberly Raup - Conway High West (Arkansas) --- Winner

Susan Shaw - Mount Ida High School --- Honorable Mention

 

Pictures from the event


taken by Ryan Versey, Program & Constituent Relations Outreach Coordinator in the Sam M. Walton College of Business for The Office of Diversity and Inclusion

 

 

Event Archive

Pictures from the event 

 

2016 - 2017 NCWIT Affiliate Award Winners:

2017 Arkansas Aspirations in Computing Award Recipients

 

M. Bledsoe – Springdale High School – National Honorable Mention
C. Gschwend – Home Schooled – National Honorable Mention
K. Kay – Home Schooled – National Honorable Mention
M. Valle – Springdale High School – National Honorable Mention

Y. Chavez – Springdale High School
A. Fisher – Mountain Home Career Academics
I. Gosserand – Rogers High School
A. Li – Little Rock Central High School
L. Martinez – Springdale High School
A. Mejia – Springdale High School
J. Moore – Springdale High School
C. Nakhiengchanh – Springdale High School
M. Olsen – Fayetteville High School
N. Pradhan – Bentonville High School
L. Standridge – Springdale High School
J. Tang – Conway High West
H. Thomas – Fayetteville High School

Arkansas Affiliate Honorable Mentions!

M. Bernardini – Conway High School
L. Guardado – Springdale High School
K. Kwasny – Springdale High School
H. O'Donnell – Riverview High School
N. Sotelo – Bryant High School

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award!

J. Perez – Springdale High School - Winner
R. Edwards – Riverview High School – Honorable Mention

 

 

Pictures from the event 

 

2015 - 2016 NCWIT Affiliate Award Winners:

 2015 - 2016 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award Winners

Back Row, left to right

Kaitlyn Baldwin - Bryant High School
Kyndall Delph - Central High School
Alyssa Ferri - Fayetteville High School
Madison Belew - Bryant High School
Eric T. Bradford - ITRI
Kimberly Kay - Home Schooled
Aracely Nunez - Springdale High School
Claire Green - Harber High School

Front Row, left to Right

Benda Quails - Bryant High School, Educator of The Year

Anna Holleman - Springdale High School (Repeat Winner)
Michelle Valle - Springdale High school
Stephanie Figueroa - Springdale High School
Caroline Gschwend - Home Schooled
Nadine Webb - Springdale High School
Madison Galloway - Harber High School

Not Pictured

Michelle Smith - Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science, and the Arts (Repeat Winner)
Emily Dicataldo - Tri County Technology Center

 

 

 

2014 - 2015 NCWIT Affiliate Award Winners:

 2014 -2015 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award Winners

Back Row, left to right

Bridget Quinn - National Center for Woman & Information Technology (NCWIT)
Morganne Johnston - Bentonville High School
Sabrina Shepherd - Bentonville High School
Eric T. Bradford - ITRI
Kaitlin McKenzie - Springdale High School (National Runner up)
Michelle Smith - Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts

Front Row, left to Right

Kelsey Leonard - Bryant High School
Anna Holleman - Springdale High School
Kaele Summers - Springdale High School
Courtney Crawford - Mountain Home High School Career Academics
Jacquelyn Meissner, Educator of The Year - Mountain Home High School

Not Pictured

Caitlyn Hallet - Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts
Aundrea Pedraza - Bryant High School

 

 

 

2013-2014 Affiliate Award Winners

2013-2014 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Winners

Left to Right:

Bailey Smith - Jenks High School, Jenks, Ok
Sarah Chen†- Bentonville High School, Bentonville, AR
Sabrina Shepherd - Bentonville High School, Bentonville, AR
Kaitlin McKenzie - Springdale High School, Springdale, AR
Keeley Napier, Springdale High School, Springdale, AR

Not pictured:

Fumbi Chima - Keynote Speaker, Vice President of Global Technology Services and Strategic Partnerships, Walmart Stores, Inc.

Ann Ware - Teacher of the Year, Bald Knob High School, Bald Knob, AR

 

2012-2013 Affiliate Award Winners

2012 -2013 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Winners

Left to Right:

Katie Ertz - NCWIT
Virginia Conanower - Teacher of the Year, Bentonville High School, Bentonville, AR
Adren Hall - Har-Ber High School, Springdale, AR
Mayra Martinez - Springdale High School, Springdale, AR
Kathy Dai - Southside High School, Ft. Smith, AR
Meg Greenhouse - Keynote Speaker, Vice President, Strategy, Innovation, Governance and Communications, Walmart Stores, Inc.

 

 

2011-2012 Affiliate Award Winners

2011 -2012 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Winners

Left to Right:

Tara Holland - Conway, AR
Teighler Fabian - Searcy, AR
Karla Lara - Springdale, AR
Nicole Biddinger - Bartlesville, OK
Haley Boatright - Springdale, AR

 

2010-2011 Affiliate Award Winners

2010 - 2011 NCWIT Aspiration in Computing Award Winners

Katherine Alvarega -Springdale, AR
AR Raya Clay - Monticello, AR
Meggie Hardy - Siloam Springs, AR
Autumn Rouse - Bryant, AR
Morhea Sorgnard - Broken Arrow, Ok
Amanda Wadley - Bentonville, AR

 

Contact Eric T. Bradford at ebradford@walton.uark.edu or 479.575.5291. 

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