According to a recent post in the Greensboro News & Record, the Greensboro Branch of the American Association of University Women recognized 12 North Carolina students with 2020 Aspirations in Computing Virtual Awards. They are: Kimberly Brown and Christa Simaan, Northwest Guilford High School; Roma Desai, Rithika Jonnalagadda and Sanvi Korsapathy, The Early College at Guilford; Amelia Irvin, Ragsdale High School; Riya Kannan, Western Guilford High School; Sydney Lucas, Northern Guilford High School; Lillian McNeal, Weaver Academy; Maggi Mugi and Suhani Ramchandra, STEM Early College; and Ananya Sharma, Grimsley High School. Also recognized were Rising Stars Alicia Bao, STEM Early College; Lori Brown, The Early College at Guilford; Emily Headden, Northern Guilford High School; and Trisha Raj, Northwest Guilford High School.
The awards are sponsored by the National Center of Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), a national nonprofit helping more than 1,100 organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers by providing support, evidence and action. NCWIT is affiliated with Appalachian State University's Aspire IT camp for girls, led by Dr. Lashmi Iyer, a professor of Computer Information Systems and director of the Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics program in the Walker College of Business.
Learn more about Aspire IT at innovate.appstate.edu.