NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award Winners

Marymount is proud to announce that four members of our community were honored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). Sponsored by Apple, Bank of America, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, and Symantec, the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing awards honor women in Classes IX-XII who are passionate about computing and technology. Recipients are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post-secondary education.  

Helena L. ’20: Greater New York City Affiliate Winner
Helena is recognized for her long-term interest in design, coding, and technology. She currently serves as co-President of the Student Technology Leadership Team, assistant coordinator of the 2019 STEMxYouth Summit, and assistant coordinator of the National Computer Science Honor Society. Helena also participated in the Columbia Engineering High School Program for Engineers. Currently enrolled in AP Computer Science Principles, Helena explains: “From learning a new machine or software program to being exposed to a new coding language, I find hands-on experiences help me learn better in the classroom.”  

Alana S. ’20: Greater New York City Affiliate Rising Star
Alana is recognized for being a passionate champion of coding at Marymount. She currently serves a Vice President of CODE, the Upper School coding club, and she actively seeks new ways to make coding fun and accessible for her fellow club members. Alana has worked on encryption projects using Python and has built several websites using HTML and CSS. She plans to further study Python and learn more about Swift and iOS App Development.

Alexandra S. ’21: Greater New York City Affiliate Rising Star
Alexandra is recognized for her commitment to STEM both at Marymount and in her local community. She started NYCxSTEM to bring STEM resources to underserved schools in New York City. The mission of her non-profit organization is to raise STEM awareness, particularly among girls, and motivate them to pursue STEM careers. A regular attendee of local hackathons and STEM events, Alexandra has participated in the Global STEM Junior Academy and will attend classes at Upperline Code this spring and summer.

Educators Award
Eric A. Walters, Director of STEM Education: Greater New York City Affiliate Honorable Mention
Mr. Walters is recognized for serving as faculty moderator for CODE and the Student Technology Leadership Team and for working with students to build the National Computer Science Honor Society as well as the STEMxYouth Summit. An Apple Distinguished Educator, Mr. Walters continually seeks innovative learning opportunities for students and supports initiatives that promote STEM education and careers to young women.