ETR Associates Joins NCWIT Bay Area Affiliates

ETR Associates has joined the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Bay Area Award for Aspirations as a competition sponsor. Jacob Martinez, Project Coordinator for the ETR Associates Watsonville TEC (Technología-Educación-Comunidad) project will sit on the NCWIT San Francisco Bay Area planning committee.

NCWIT seeks to recognize young women who have outstanding achievement and aspirations in computing and technology. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is a national award that was created to acknowledge the computing aspirations of high school age women, introduce them to leadership opportunities in the field, and generate visibility for women's participation in computing-related pursuits.

NCWIT expanded the Award for Aspirations in Computing at the local level through an affiliate system. The San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate is composed of corporations, nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions that share the common goal of encouraging more young women to aspire to a career in computing and technology. Applicants who apply for the Bay Area Affiliate Award will also be invited to apply for the National Award. Award recipients will be selected for their outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.

The NCWIT Bay Area Affiliate Award is sponsored by the following organizations: Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering, ETR Associates, Girls Inc. of the Island City, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, MOUSE Squad Student Tech, NSBE Alumni Extension -- Silicon Valley Chapter, Palo Alto Unified School District, SDForum Tech Womens Program, San Jose State University, and Techbridge.

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