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Help out the National Center for Women & Information Tech

The National Center for Women & Information Technology has a nation-wide award for high-school age girls called the Award for Aspirations in Computing, and they need help reviewing the applications. You don’t need technical knowledge to review them, there are detailed instructions provided, and most reviewers spend only 2-5 hours at their own pace. More info on being a reviewer here. As the website says, “Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing offers both a national and local “affiliate” competitions to generate support and visibility for women’s participation in communities nationwide.” We think encouraging students of any gender in their interest in science and technology is important, but this award aims to support girls at a critical age when they are most likely to downplay their interest in these topics due to social and cultural pressure, which makes it a great cause in our eyes.

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