Twenty female students in Michigan will be given Aspirations in Computing Awards at 9:30 a.m. March 1 in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.
The statewide honor is presented by the National Center for Women and Information Technology and recognizes aptitude and secondary education ambitions in female computer science students.
“These young ladies represent the future of technical talent in computer science and engineering in Michigan,” said Laura Dillon, MSU professor of computer science and engineering. “It is thrilling to meet them and become part of their academic and professional development.”
Midland High School teacher Robert Fox also will be recognized with the NCWIT Educator Award for his efforts to promote gender equality in computing.
The Michigan NCWIT awards are sponsored by Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, Oakland University, Atomic Object, Pearson and TechSmith. The complete list of 2014 Michigan Aspirations in Computing Award winners can be found here.