I have been encouraging students to apply for the NCWIT Award every year. I’ve been lucky to have 3 winners among my students so far. This year, I have many more students, so I’m hoping many more applicants. If you have female students interested in technology and Computer Science, you should encourage them to apply. Just applying gives students access to a fantastic organization that supports young women in their pursuit of careers that involve computing. That support is crucial, especially as they move on to colleges where the percentage of women in CS or Engineering might be low. And beyond that, to careers in tech where again, the percentage might be dismally low.