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How Does the Lack of Diversity in Tech Limit the Technologies We Use? (Slide Deck)

How Does the Lack of Diversity in Tech Limit the Technologies We Use? (Slide Deck)

Technology products and services must serve all populations equitably, which is not currently the case. Without diversity at the innovation table, technology will continue to…

2021 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Poster (11″x17″)

2021 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Poster (11″x17″)

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them…

NCWIT Tracking Tool

NCWIT Tracking Tool

The NCWIT Tracking Tool is an online evaluation tool to help academic departments evaluate efforts for recruiting and retaining undergraduate students, by collecting and charting enrollments (i.e.,…

NCWIT-HigherEd: An NCWIT Community of Practice

NCWIT-HigherEd: An NCWIT Community of Practice

NCWIT hosts a moderated group email list, NCWIT-HigherEd, to support a year round “community of practice” for NCWIT Alliance member representatives. The NCWIT-HigherEd group email list…

BPCNet: Get Support for the NSF Broadening Participation in Computing Plan Requirement

BPCNet: Get Support for the NSF Broadening Participation in Computing Plan Requirement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is committed to addressing the lack of diversity in the computing workforce by encouraging practices and programs that focus on…

NCWIT Engagement Practices Framework

NCWIT Engagement Practices Framework

The NCWIT Engagement Practices Framework outlines actions faculty can take in their classrooms and beyond to help broaden participation in computing. It is organized around…

Counselors for Computing (C4C) Tips to Get Started with VR

Counselors for Computing (C4C) Tips to Get Started with VR

Consider these tips and messages as you share virtual reality (VR) with your students.

Caminos que se cruzan 24″x36″ Poster (C4C Intersecting Pathways Poster in Spanish)

Caminos que se cruzan 24″x36″ Poster (C4C Intersecting Pathways Poster in Spanish)

Este poster grande para imprimir (24″x36″) proporciona información sobre los diferentes caminos que pueden seguir las estudiantes para hacer su carrera en computación. El poster…

Women in Tech: The Facts (2016 Update)

Women in Tech: The Facts (2016 Update)

One of NCWIT’s most popular reports has been updated for 2016. See what’s changed and what hasn’t. Women in Tech: The Facts brings together the…

One-Pager: K-12 Alliance

One-Pager: K-12 Alliance

Get a one-page overview of the NCWIT K-12 Alliance, including outcomes, testimonials, and ways to support its work.

The Color of Our Future: An Online Conversation Series on the Empowerment and Inclusion of Black Women & Girls in Tech

The Color of Our Future: An Online Conversation Series on the Empowerment and Inclusion of Black Women & Girls in Tech

In honor of Black History Month (February 2020) and Women’s History Month (March 2020), NCWIT celebrates the contributions of Black women and girls in computing…

By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Check out the most compelling statistics on women’s participation in computing on a single page.

C4C Intersecting Pathways Poster (24″x36″)

C4C Intersecting Pathways Poster (24″x36″)

This large printable poster (24″x36″) provides information about various paths students can take to get to a career in computing. The poster includes specific steps…

Powertilt: Examining Power, Influence, and the Myth of Meritocracy Within Technology Teams

Powertilt: Examining Power, Influence, and the Myth of Meritocracy Within Technology Teams

This report is stage one in the development of a “powertilt” assessment tool that leaders can use to identify and dismantle “powertilt” phenomena – that…

Top 10 Ways to Engage School Counselors as Allies in the Effort to Increase Student Access to Computer Science Education and Careers

Top 10 Ways to Engage School Counselors as Allies in the Effort to Increase Student Access to Computer Science Education and Careers

School counselors are eager to direct students to viable education and career opportunities. Consider these key points for collaboration as you plan to meet with…

NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C) Resource Booklet

NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C) Resource Booklet

NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C) is pleased to provide this booklet, filled with information and resources you can use to support ALL students as they explore Computer…

Evaluation Tools

Evaluation Tools

NCWIT provides these tools in the hopes that you will find them useful as a starting point for your own evaluations. Along with survey questions,…

NCWIT Scorecard: The Status of Women in Computing [2020 Update]

NCWIT Scorecard: The Status of Women in Computing [2020 Update]

The NCWIT Scorecard shows trends in girls’ and women’s participation in computing in the U.S. over time, providing a benchmark for measuring progress and identifying…

Virtual Classroom Décor for Computer Science and Tech Educators

Virtual Classroom Décor for Computer Science and Tech Educators

Inspired by teachers creating Bitmoji virtual classrooms, NCWIT has assembled a set of interactive elements to help teachers make all students feel welcome and to…

Learning From Young Women: A Multi-year NCWIT Research Study

Learning From Young Women: A Multi-year NCWIT Research Study

Why do some women persist in computing and others don’t? The NCWIT “Learning from Young Women” study was a longitudinal mixed methods research project that explored…

Learning About Intersectionality: Videos That Spark Discussion

Learning About Intersectionality: Videos That Spark Discussion

Let’s Talk About Gender, Race, and Identity Use this slide deck, with its short videos (~3 min) and discussion questions, to learn about the complexity…

“Changing the Narrative About Aging, Tech, and Innovation” by Janine Vanderburg | Presentation Slides

“Changing the Narrative About Aging, Tech, and Innovation” by Janine Vanderburg | Presentation Slides

Additional Resources and References Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition—thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness…

Tech Culture Interrupted

Tech Culture Interrupted

“Tech Culture Interrupted” is an engaging and provocative conversation between NCWIT social scientists (Dr. Catherine Ashcraft and Dr. Brad McLain) and a variety of special…

¿Qué camino en computación es el adecuado para mí?

¿Qué camino en computación es el adecuado para mí?

Encuentra el camino más adecuado para tu vocación. Esta tarjeta con puntos de conversación explica cómo los intereses y talentos en materia de computación se…

Which computing pathway is right for me?

Which computing pathway is right for me?

This resource, co-branded by the six founding PACE (Partnership for Advancing Computing Education) organizations, explains how computing interests and talents line up with different undergraduate…

Top 10 Ways to Recruit Underrepresented Students to Your Undergraduate Computing Program

Top 10 Ways to Recruit Underrepresented Students to Your Undergraduate Computing Program

Recruit strategically to attract a diverse range of students to your undergraduate computing program.

Moving Beyond Computer Literacy: Why Schools Should Teach Computer Science

Moving Beyond Computer Literacy: Why Schools Should Teach Computer Science

Computer Science (CS) — not computer literacy — underlies most innovation today, from biotechnology to geoscience to national security. Computer science teaches students design, logical…

¿Por qué deberían los jóvenes considerar carreras en computación y tecnología de la información?

¿Por qué deberían los jóvenes considerar carreras en computación y tecnología de la información?

Spanish version of Why Should Young People Consider Careers in Computing and Information Technology? ¿Qué debe decirle a un joven acerca de las carreras de TI?…

Why Should Young People Consider Careers in Computing and Information Technology?

Why Should Young People Consider Careers in Computing and Information Technology?

What should you tell a young person about IT careers? How can they prepare now for a career in IT? Created for school counselors by…

NCWIT 101: Introduction to Diversifying Undergraduate Computing Programs

NCWIT 101: Introduction to Diversifying Undergraduate Computing Programs

This self-guided course is designed for computing and information technology faculty and administrators who are beginning work on diversifying undergraduate computing programs or are trying to…

Intersectionality in Tech 101

Intersectionality in Tech 101

Intersectionality is a critical and necessary concept to develop effective programs to broaden the participation of women and girls in computing. This resource provides a…

One-Pager: NCWIT

One-Pager: NCWIT

Get a one-page overview of NCWIT, including organizational strategies, structures, and impacts.  

Creating Inclusive Computer Science (CS) Programs for Youth Training Webinar

Creating Inclusive Computer Science (CS) Programs for Youth Training Webinar

How can library staff attract girls to their coding and maker programs? This webinar by NCWIT Senior Research Scientist Lecia Barker and Homer, Alaska Youth Services…

Guide to Inclusive Computer Science Education: How educators can encourage and engage all students in computer science

Guide to Inclusive Computer Science Education: How educators can encourage and engage all students in computer science

Knowledge of computer science (CS) is fundamental to students’ future careers. This guide provides educators with context and concrete steps to build and expand inclusivity…

NCWIT Messaging Toolkit for Members

NCWIT Messaging Toolkit for Members

NCWIT has developed a new messaging platform that emphasizes the creative potential for organizations that invest in fostering a culture where girls, women, and underrepresented…

Inclusive Environmental Assessment Guide

Inclusive Environmental Assessment Guide

The design and décor of the physical spaces where people work contain signals about who does and who does not belong there. When we view…

You Can Actively Recruit a Diverse Range of Girls into High School Computing Classes: A Workbook for High School Teachers

You Can Actively Recruit a Diverse Range of Girls into High School Computing Classes: A Workbook for High School Teachers

This workbook will help educators and influencers understand the research-based reasons why a diverse range of girls are less likely to take computing courses in…

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