NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Competition
Hosted by: National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT)
Visit our Booth:
- Saturday, February 27, 2021, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, February 28, 2021, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 6, 2021, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 7, 2021, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
A Career in Tech Offers Job Security, High Salaries, and Meaningful Work
8th Graders: Explore the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Competition and get ready to apply next year!
For someone choosing to start to study computing now, the prospect of finding a job in the field is extremely good. By 2026, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts 3.5 million computing-related job openings in the U.S. However, far too few people are being trained to fill those jobs. How old will you be in 2026?
Compared to other major occupational groups, computing tends to pay very well. The median annual pay for computing occupations is approximately $76,000 a year, more than for any other occupational group, except management. What would you do with extra money if you had a job that paid really well?
Technology professionals work on creative teams to develop cutting-edge products and solutions. They are at the forefront of solving health problems, improving the environment, keeping us connected, and more. If you could solve any problem in your community, what would you focus on?
NCWIT AiC Award Recognitions
AiC Award Recognitions offer three distinct awards that honor aspirations, abilities, technical accomplishments, and influential guidance.
Who can apply?
- 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary
- students who are enrolled in a post-secondary institution (community college, college, or university) with a major or minor in a computing or engineering discipline, and also self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary
AiC Competition opens in September 2021, it is designed to be inclusive to all different levels of engagement in STEM
What's on the application?
- We ask about your experience with technology and future plans in STEM related studies
- Information around the activities you are involved with either at home or in school
- Questions about your access to computing and technology resources
NCWIT Aspirations video highlighting the program's scope via a similar program from the Wisconson Affiliate. Check out the Austin Affiliate site and bookmark the page so you can submit an application next year when you are in 9th grade!