Jan 19, 2022 By Victoria Grdina
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is honored to recognize the 2022 NCWIT Collegiate Award Finalists, including sophomore Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management student Bridget Peterkin.
Conferred annually, the award honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate women, genderqueer, or non-binary students.
Selected based on their technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact in the preliminary round applications, the finalists represent 59 academic institutions across the country. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishment of Bridget Peterkin from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for technical contributions to “Smart-Bandage Android App."
About NCWIT: The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of nearly 1,500 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women— at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development. 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.
About Aspirations in Computing: NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) changes what’s possible for women, genderqueer, and non-binary people in technology from K-12 through career by offering the kind of encouragement that combats isolation, enables long-term persistence, opens doors, and changes lives. AiC uses program elements that spark interest in computing (AspireIT); recognizes and celebrates women, genderqueer, and non-binary students’ technical aspirations and abilities, as well as the educators who support them (AiC Award Recognitions); and, provides an expansive, supportive network (AiC Community).
The Collegiate Award is sponsored by Qualcomm and Amazon with additional support from Palo Alto Networks.
Congratulations to Bridget Peterkin on this outstanding achievement!