This weekend, two Shawnee Mission students will be honored for their accomplishments in computing and technology. Both are recipients of the honor for the second time.
Lindsey Chiu, a senior at Shawnee Mission South High School and an Engineering Signature Program student, and Hannah Poe, a Shawnee Mission South junior, are recipients of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing.
They are being acknowledged in a virtual award ceremony later this week for their outstanding aptitude and interest in technology and computing, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.
“With technology jobs projected to grow faster than all other job sectors in the next decade, it’s imperative that we nurture the computing aspirations of women, who will make up half the professional workforce,” Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of NCWIT shared in a statement. “This award allows us to recognize and encourage talent that might otherwise be overlooked.”
Honorees receive a glass trophy and items provided by NCWIT. The award was created to encourage computing aspirations among young women, introduce them to leadership opportunities in the field, and generate visibility for women’s participation in technology fields.