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05/30/2013

Computer Science Faculty Member Helped to Foster Women's Interest in Computing

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 Five awards were given to high school students across South Carolina who were selected through a competition sponsored by National Center for Women & Information Technology and its affiliates.
 The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing was created to encourage the computing aspirations of young women, introduce them to leadership opportunities in the field, and generate visibility for women's participation in technology fields.

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Marguerite Doman
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop faculty member Marguerite A. Doman participated in the South Carolina Affiliate Aspirations in Computing Awards event this spring to honor high school women who want to learn about computing.

Five awards were given to high school students across South Carolina who were selected through a competition sponsored by National Center for Women & Information Technology and its affiliates. Winthrop was among the affiliates, along with IT-oLogy and the S.C. Regional Education Centers.

One of the high school winners, Royce Cook of North Augusta High School of North Augusta, S.C., was recognized as a national winner, and another Jenny Ulber of Porter Gaud School in Charleston, S.C., was a national runner-up.

Doman, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Quantitative Methods, said the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing was created to encourage the computing aspirations of young women, introduce them to leadership opportunities in the field, and generate visibility for women's participation in technology fields.

Winners are acknowledged for their outstanding aptitude and interest in technology and computing, leadership ability, academic history and plans for post-secondary education.

For more information about future competitions, contact Doman at 803/323-2692 or e-mail her at domanm@winthrop.edu.

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