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Upcoming Conferences and Special Events

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected 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.
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Deadline: November 5, 2020 by 11:59 pm
Columbia University: Programs for HS Students Academic Year Immersion
When: Saturdays and/or Sundays October 17 - December 20, 2020
Who: Designed for academically exceptional HS students, 9-12
Description: Our instructors come from varied backgrounds and specialize in areas not traditionally covered in a high school setting: from Conservation Biology and Sustainability to Comedy Writing Intensive to Neuroscience and the Law. Students will not only delve into these diverse fields; but also, by networking and engaging with our leading experts, they can better understand the path required to carve out a career in these areas, giving them a headstart in pursuing their future aspirations. Click here for program flyer
Deadline: September 30, 2020 (Application fee waiver code: HSIM220)
UC Santa Barbara: Social Justice Faculty Lecture Series

Immigration Policy from 1965 to the Present
Dr. John Park, Professor, Asian American Studies
September 23, 2020 at 4 PM PST | Register now!

Hungry for Justice: Chicana/o Studies, Social Movements, and Activism--Turning the World Upside Down
Dr. Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval, Department of Chicanx Studies
September 30, 2020 at 4 PM PST | Register now!

The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks
Dr. Kathleen Foltz, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
October 7, 2020 at 4 PM PST | Register now!

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke
Dr. Jeffrey Stewart, Department of Black Studies
October 21, 2020 at 4 PM PST | Register now!

Whose Grief?: The Surprising Role of Grief Narratives in Creating a Just Society
Kara Mae Brown, Writing & College of Creative Studies
October 28, 2020 at 4 PM PST | Register now!

MOVE: Multicultural Online Visit Experience with the University of Richmond
When: October 15 & 16, 2020
Who: HS Seniors who self-identify as a member of a historically underrepresented population (African American, Asian American, biracial/multiracial, Latino/a, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander) -OR- is interested in issues of diversity and inclusion
Interest Form due October 1, 2020
HOME: Hopkins Online Multicultural Program
When: Saturday, October 17 & October 24, 2020
Who: HS Seniors
For more information, visit here
Deadline to apply: September 21, 2020
Girls with Impact: Social Impact & Business Academy
Who: Girls aged 12-18
When: 10 week program, September 14 - November 14, 2020 or October 5 - December 14, 2020
For more information: visit here or Program Flyer
iSTEM@ Stevens
Who: HS Seniors
  • Has a strong interest in computer science, cybersecurity, electrical engineering, computer engineering or software engineering as a college program of study
  • Is solutions-oriented, curious and hard-working
  • Has demonstrated exceptional problem-solving abilities not necessarily reflected in grades and test scores
  • Is a self-starter; may have applied for a patent or started a business for an engineering creation or product
  • Is passionate about working on projects and building systems (e.g., apps, web services, engineering prototypes, chemical compounds, mechanical systems, etc.)
  • Has demonstrated a natural talent for rapid prototyping, system design/integration, and attention to detail
For more information, click here
Nominations Due: October 1, 2020
Bryn Mawr College Road Scholar Program
When: September 24, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Social Justice
October 16, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 pm -  Black @ Bryn Mawr
November 12, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Intersectionality
Bryn Mawr's Road Scholar program is designed to support high school seniors who come from historically underrepresented backgrounds, including African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, and First-Generation students.
Click here to register (Due to demand, students can only register for ONE of the events)