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Indiana Affiliate Award Celebration Wednesday, January 19, 2011 OneAmerica Auditorium. Welcome. Maureen Biggers Associate Dean for Diversity and Education School of Informatics and Computing Indiana University Gene Berry

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Indiana Affiliate Award Celebration

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

OneAmerica Auditorium

welcome
Welcome

Maureen Biggers

Associate Dean for Diversity and Education

School of Informatics and Computing

Indiana University

Gene Berry

Vice President and Chief Information Officer OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc.

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Bobby Schnabel

Dean

School of Informatics and Computing

Indiana University

keynote speaker
Keynote Speaker

“Why You’re Cool”

Laurie McRobbie

Indiana University’s First Lady and Adjunct Faculty

School of Informatics and Computing

Indiana University

award introduction
Award Introduction

Ruthe Farmer

Director of Strategic Initiatives

National Center for Women & IT

Mission: To increase women’s meaningful participation in computing & IT.

ncwit award for aspirations in computing
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
  • Recognizes high-school young women for their computing-related achievements and interests.
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Demonstrated computing and IT aspirations & aptitude
    • Demonstrated leadership ability
    • Academic history
    • Plans for post-secondary education

These outstanding young women were selected from a pool of 93 applicants from across Indiana.

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Affiliate Stats

18 Affiliates

20 States

250 Winners

100 Runners-up

National Stats

906 Applicants

35 Natl. Winners

24 States

148 Runners-up

award presentations
Award Presentations

Suzanne Menzel

Senior Lecturer of Computer Science

School of Informatics and Computer Science

Indiana University

Sriram Mohan

Assistant Professor

Dept of Computer Science & Software Engineering

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

nupur bhatt
Nupur Bhatt

Park Tudor School

Class of 2012

Indianapolis, IN

Nupur became interested in technology after taking a computer science class where she created a two-dimensional scrolling game and is considering attending college to study biotechnology.

susanna bowen
Susanna Bowen

The Indiana Academy

Class of 2011

Muncie, IN

Susanna has been interested in computers since she was very young and intends to study computer science and mathematics in college.

rebecca chen
Rebecca Chen

Park Tudor School

Class of 2012

Indianapolis, IN

Rebecca spent over 120 hours programming the World of DOOM computer game, she plans to study computer science in college, and credits her parents and Mr. Ritz, her teacher for inspiring her interest in computer science.

geralyn dierfeldt
Geralyn Dierfeldt

New Albany High School

Class of 2011

New Albany, IN

Geralyn and her classmate Derek Edwards took 2nd place at the Indiana Technology Fair and as a result of the Indiana Aspiration Awards, she plans to pursue a career in computing.

amy faust
Amy Faust

Mount Vernon High School

Class of 2012

Fortville, IN

In addition to working on many projects involving technology with her father since 1st grade, Amy, is involved in cheerleading, track & field, student council, yearbook and the National Honor Society and maintains a 4.0 GPA.

jasmine freeman
Jasmine Freeman

Northrop High School

Class of 2011

Fort Wayne, IN

Jasmine will always be grateful to her teacher Mr. Gibson for inspiring her interest in computer programming and is planning to attend Purdue University to become a computer programmer and psychiatrist.

kristin haehl
Kristin Haehl

West Lafayette High School

Class of 2012

West Lafayette, IN

Kristin created an interactive math game for elementary students and is thankful for her teacher Mr. Watson, who has supported her aspirations in computer science and her parents for pushing her to be the best student she can be.

katie hedges
Katie Hedges

Eastern Howard High School

Class of 2011

Greentown, IN

Katie attended the Women in Engineering Summer Camps at Purdue University and as a result would like to develop applications for phones and other technology that people use on a daily basis.

victoria humphreys
Victoria Humphreys

Penn High School

Class of 2012

Mishawaka, IN

Victoria was inspired to work with technology at the age of 5 by the family’s first computer and, in her words, she "has restored a completely trashed computer to working order.”

brittany kaiser
Brittany Kaiser

New Albany High School

Class of 2011

New Albany, IN

Brittany’s mother introduced her to computers at an early age and she has loved them ever since, and as a result, she placed 2nd in the Marion County Technology Fair for a program that assists doctor’s offices in collecting and storing patient information.

megan kirkbride
Megan Kirkbride

Penn High School

Class of 2011

Mishawaka, IN

Megan has been to 7 foreign countries and says her family has had a big influence on encouraging her to learn everything she can about computing, because of all the opportunities available in the technical field.

holly markovich
Holly Markovich

Munster High School

Class of 2013

Munster, IN

Holly’s parents and science teachers encouraged her to pursue computing by showing her the fun in science and she considers her 7-year involvement with FIRST Lego League to be her greatest technical accomplishment and is also proud of placing 5th in the optics event for the 2010 Science Olympiad National Tournament.

sarah parker
Sarah Parker

Crown Point High School

Class of 2011

Crown Point, IN

One of Sarah’s two jobs is working at On-Site Computer, as a computer technician, she has always enjoyed tinkering with computers and would like to major in computer science at IUPUI.

emily peed
Emily Peed

Ben Davis University High School

Class of 2012

Indianapolis, IN

Emily earned the nickname "Mama IT" from her classmates; she plans to attend college to study programming.

samantha quinn
Samantha Quinn

Thomas Carr Howe High School

Class of 2011

Indianapolis, IN

Samantha is the first Quinn family member to graduate high school, she wants to continue her education with a double major in computer science and business, she desires a career with NASA, she thanks her Mom for all the support she has given and getting her out of bed each morning and her brother for pushing her to be where she is today.

trisha shanahan
Trisha Shanahan

Lake Central High School

Class of 2011

Saint John, IN

Trisha would like to major in computer science and graphic design in college with a career goal to be a web designer.

krystal nicole stutts
Krystal Nicole Stutts

Pike High School

Class of 2011

Indianapolis, IN

Krystal was captivated by the sheer idea of computer animation and the software involved in producing Pixar films and would like to become a computer engineer with Pixar.

lindsey watterson
Lindsey Watterson

Southwestern Middle/High School

Class of 2011

Hanover, IN

Lindsey has programmed a computer game at Rose-Hulman’s Operation Catapult and plans to obtain a degree in software engineering from Rose-Hulman.

victoria weisenberger
Victoria Weisenberger

Delta High School

Class of 2011

Muncie, IN

Victoria plans to study electrical engineering in college and will be competing in the Super Mileage Challenge in April, where competitors will design and construct a vehicle that reduces dependency on gasoline and oil.

ella wildemann
Ella Wildemann

Columbus North High School

Class of 2011

Columbus, IN

Ella credits her teacher for fostering her interest in computing and plans to study mechanical engineering in college and aerospace engineering in graduate school.

educator award presentation
Educator Award Presentation

Ruthe Farmer

Director of Strategic Initiatives

National Center for Women & IT

educator award recipient
Educator Award Recipient

Rodrigo J. Anadon started in the Business Department at Penn High School in November of 2000.  He has been using computers since 1983 and enjoys coding.  He graduated from Notre Dame and IUSB with a bachelor\'s and master\'s.  He is a proud member of the Computer Science Teacher Association (CSTA) and has joined the MSDN Academic Alliance to better serve his students.  He currently enjoys troubleshooting computers, assisting staff with technology, and spending free time with his beautiful wife, Deanne and his three children (Nicholas, Alex, and Nina).

Rodrigo Anadon

Penn High School

Mishawaka, IN

closing remarks
Closing Remarks

Gail Farnsley

Director, Lafayette Statewide Technology

Visiting Professor, Computer & Information Technology

Purdue University

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