MHS Student Wins National Award for Computing

MHS Student Wins National Award for Computing
Posted on 01/18/2017
NCWIT StudentsMason High School senior Emily Wang was named a National Award winner for the National Center of Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) 2017 Aspirations in Computing. ​Mason High School students ​Nidhi Iyanna, Keerthi Sekar, Annie Wang and Jenny Wan​ ​were four of ten Ohio students to receive honorable mentions.​

​"​It has been a nice progression ​since sophomore ​year," said Emily Wang, who won the state award in tenth grade, national honorable mention as a junior, and culminated with the National Award this year. Wang plans to major in computer science in college.

There were more than 3,500 applications​, ​and only 11 girls from Ohio were chosen​. 

"With women only being 18​ percent of the population working in the field of Information Technology,​ ​this is a testament ​to what Mason City Schools is doing to bridge that gender gap," shared MHS Computer Programming/Mathematics/ Networking teacher Greg Kummer.

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) provides a long-term community for female technologists, from K-12 through higher education and beyond, encouraging persistence in computing through continuous engagement and ongoing encouragement at each pivotal stage of their educational and professional development.
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