We’ll see you at GHC, Tapia, AISES, and GSUSA. #NCWITOntheRoad



NCWIT is always on the road, and we want you to know where to find us. This newsletter includes just a few of the places where NCWIT will be through the end of 2017. Come join us, or follow us on Twitter for highlights!


(Note: All times and locations are subject to change. Please verify logistics at the conference website prior to attendance.)

Where Can You Find NCWIT?


September 20-23 // Atlanta, Georgia
Tapis brings together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities to celebrate the diversity that exists in computing.

  • NCWIT Booth #215 // Grand Hall // Be sure to stop by, and say, “hello.”
  • Increasing Diversity in Computing: Sharing of Good Practices // Thursday, September 21 // 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. // Hanover E
    NCWIT President and CTO Terry Morreale will provide an opportunity for representatives from the NSF-funded Broadening Participation in Computing Alliances and other organizations to share their practices about increasing diversity in computing. The panel will begin with an introduction to the following NSF BP Alliances and other organizations: AccessComputing, CAHSI, CMD-IT, CRA-W, ECEP, IAAMCS, NCWIT, and STARS.

Follow along via social media, using #Tapia2017.

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AISES National Conference

September 21-23 // Denver, Colorado
Much of the NCWIT K-12 Staff will head to the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference.

  • NCWIT Booth #711 // Exhibit Hall // Be sure to stop by, and pick up some resources.
  • Student Orientation // Thursday, September 21 // 11:00 a.m. // Room 201
    The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Staff, including NCWIT AiC Program Director Ammi Ludwick and Aspirations Regional Affiliate Manager John Kelly, will conduct a 10-minute presentation on the program. Don’t miss it!
  • Building a Community of Technical Women: The Power of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award in Underrepresented Communities // Saturday, September 23 // 9:30 – 10:20 a.m. // Room 107
    NCWIT AiC Program Director Ammi Ludwick will share how AiC has recognized nearly 10,000 technical women and adopted them into a national community where peers are eager to support one another and encourage the next generation of women to succeed.
  • Build Student Confidence and Engagement in Computer Science through Great Teaching Engagement Practices // Saturday, September 23 // 1:30 – 2:20 p.m. // Room 710
    In this session, NCWIT K-12 Alliance and Strategic Director Leslie Aaronson, alongside NCWIT Research Scientist and EngageCSEdu Director Beth Quinn, will guide an exploration into how instructors can create a more engaging and student-centered classroom, using the NCWIT “EngageCSEdu Engagement Framework.” They will interactively explore how these practices can best be used to work effectively with Native students.

Be sure to follow along via social media using the hashtag: #AISESNC17.

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G.I.R.L. 2017

October, 3-8 // Columbus, OH
Girl Scouts from around the world take the lead by working with high school women across the nation to plan G.I.R.L. 2017, a multi-day event for all girls and those who care about them.

  • NCWIT Booth #685// Hall of Experiences, ChangeMaker Neighborhood // Be sure to stop by, and say, “hello!”

Follow #Girl2017 throughout the event to catch everything, as it happens.

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The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC)

October 4-6 // Orlando, Florida
Inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, GHC is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. And once again, NCWIT will be there!

  • NCWIT Booth // Career Fair // Pick up swag and resources, and learn more about ways to improve your change-leading efforts.
  • Best Practices for Recruiting Diverse Faculty // Wednesday, October 4, 1:30 – 3:20 p.m. // Academic Corner
    With the enrollment surge, universities across the country are hiring. Research shows that having a diverse faculty is key for diverse students to feel like they belong. After setting the context (e.g., how underrepresentation in college overall impacts the computing grad school pipeline), presenters and attendees will use an interactive session to teach best practices for diversity and inclusion in the search process. // Speakers include NCWIT’s CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders, CU Boulder Associate Professor Lecia Barker, and Extension Services Director Dr. Sherri L. Sanders; alongside Tracy Camp, Computer Science Department Head, Colorado School of Mines, CRA-W and Dr. Jodi Tims, Professor and Chair of Computer Science, Baldwin Wallace University.

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{S}Heros: #SmashTheGlass: A Conference For Women in Technology

October 10 // Columbus, Ohio
Men and women will gather at the 2nd annual {S}Heros: #SmashTheGlass to support the growth, advancement, and equality of women in technology and help women to #SmashTheGlass Ceiling.

  • Understanding & Addressing Unconscious Biases in Technical Workplaces // Tuesday, October 10 // The Fawcett Center, Ohio State University
    NCWIT Research Director and Senior Research Scientist Dr. Catherine Ashcraft will discuss how companies can effectively address implicit biases in order to better attract and retain the diverse talent that will drive future innovation.

Remember to share during the event, using #SmashTheGlass.

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IT Leadership Conference

October 18-19 // Lincoln, Nebraska
The IT Leadership Conference explores issues and opportunities for women in IT — from recruiting and developing to retaining future leaders.

  • Getting Beyond the Numbers // Wednesday, October 18 // 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. // Nebraska Innovation Campus
    NCWIT Research Scientist Brad McLain will join Internet2 (I2) and EDUCAUSE to discuss what they are doing to change culture for women in IT.

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