Four Lower Merion High School students recently earned accolades from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) in their annual Awards for Aspirations in Computing (AiC). Seniors Annie Liang and Eugenia Feng and juniors Fiona Rae and Teresa Lu-Romeo were each recognized based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access and plans for post-secondary education.
Liang garnered a National Honorable Mention, which is given to high-achieving students selected to represent the rich diversity of applicants, while Lu-Romeo received a National Certificate of Distinction, awarded to students who have significantly demonstrated interest and aptitude for computing. Certificate of Distinction honorees are selected on the basis of solid experience that indicates that they merit recognition and entry into the AiC Community. Feng and Rae both received Regional Affiliate Winner awards, which are bestowed upon students who have significantly demonstrated interest and aptitude for computing.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 1,240 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women's participation in computing and technology. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers.