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Seven CareerTech students honored for computing work

Seven CareerTech students honored for computing work

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The National Center for Women and Information Technology has recognized seven Oklahoma technology center students for their studies in computing and technology.

The seven are among 20 Oklahoma high school girls honored for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology through the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

The 2019 Aspirations in Computing Oklahoma affiliate winners who have been or are concurrently enrolled with an Oklahoma CareerTech program are Hope Chambers, Great Plains Technology Center; Kaysi Hursey, Raelin Lane and Kira Riggs, Moore Norman Technology Center; and Catherine Strevett and Alissa Morgan, Mid-America Technology Center. Grace Green, Moore Norman Technology Center, received an honorable mention.

The NCWIT is a coalition of more than 650 universities, corporations and organizations dedicated to increasing the meaningful participation of women in computing. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing was created to acknowledge the computing aspirations of young women, introduce them to leadership opportunities in the field and generate visibility for women’s participation in computing-related pursuits.

Award-winners were selected for their outstanding aptitude and interest in computing and desire to pursue computing-related studies of occupations.

The Oklahoma affiliate of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is a collaborative effort by volunteers from Oklahoma Engineering Foundation, the University of Central Oklahoma, the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics, Edmond Public Schools and Tulsa Public Schools.

For more information about NCWIT, visit https://www.ncwit.org.

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