Where does a sense of belonging come from? How does confidence grow? For nearly 20,000 technical high school and college women, Aspirations in Computing (AiC) has been key to answering these questions. This welcoming, supportive community is the largest of its kind. With proven methods, NCWIT changes what’s possible for women in technology by offering the kind of encouragement that conquers isolation, builds in long-term motivation, opens doors—and changes lives.
AiC uses prestigious awards, scholarships, internships, and professional opportunities to amplify voices, build identity, reward persistence, and recognize fortitude as women increase their technical, entrepreneurial, and leadership skills. Awarded a 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (https://paesmem.net), fully 90 percent of past AiC award winners report a college major or minor in a science, technology engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field.
AiC serves 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all U.S. military bases overseas.