NCWIT Collegiate Award Deadline Approaching

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The NCWIT Collegiate Award honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary. Conferred annually, the award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact. Past projects include: software and app development, machine learning, big data, bioinformatics, cybersecurity, space, and more.

The multi-tiered award structure includes Winner and Honorable Mention.

For more information please see https://www.aspirations.org/recognitions/AiCCollegiateAward

The 2021 NCWIT Collegiate Award will be conducted in two rounds: Preliminary and Finalist.

Preliminary Round

Students may apply online, beginning on September 1, 2020, and submit completed applications no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

Endorsement from a project advisor is REQUIRED and due no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Finalist Round

Applicants representing three categories will be selected from the Preliminary Round to participate in the Finalist Round:

  1. freshmen, sophomores, and two-year college students
  2. juniors and seniors
  3. graduate students

Students selected for the Finalist Round will be invited to complete their application online, beginning on December 8, 2020, and must submit no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, January 22, 2021.

A recommendation letter from a project advisor is REQUIRED and due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, January 29, 2021.

The NCWIT Collegiate Award is sponsored by Qualcomm and Amazon with additional support from Palo Alto Networks.