2021 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award Winners

Mike Rudolph, an AP computer science and AP physics teacher at Heritage High School, is one of 150 educators recognized by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT). Out of over 300 nationwide applicants, there were 78 regional affiliate winners of the Aspirations in Computing Educator Award and 72 honorable mentions. Each regional affiliate award winner receives recognition at a regional affiliate award event, increased visibility in their school district and community, NCWIT resources and promotional items, an engraved award, eligibility to apply for up to $750 in professional development funds, and a $250 electronic Visa gift card.

One of the requirements to apply for this award is to endorse a student’s Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) application. The following Heritage students were selected as award winners this year:

  • Kylie Auerbach, a junior, is an Affiliate Winner (second year in a row to win a AiC award)

  • Julianna Dickman, a senior, is an Affiliate Honorable Mention

  • Katherine French, a senior, is an Affiliate Winner

  • Kathryn Schultz, a senior, is an Affiliate Rising Star

Along with winning these awards, these students are now part of the NCWIT organization and have access to scholarships, internships, and networking opportunities.

Congratulations to all these award winners for their outstanding work!