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.
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
Applicants representing three categories will be selected from the Preliminary Round to participate in the Finalist Round:
- freshmen, sophomores, and two-year college students
- juniors and seniors
- 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.