Minnesota Aspirations in Computing – Get Engaged!
Calling all individuals and businesses to lend your support to young women in Minnesota to become our next, best technology talent. The Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) program seeks sponsors, virtual mentors, summer internship providers, skill development partners, and volunteers for many other meaningful engagement opportunities.
To learn more about the nearly 10-year-old partnership, visit https://mnstateitcoe.org/aspirations-in-computing-awards/
Each year, Minnesota’s female high school students with a technology affinity participate in the year-round program. Many of the program participants submit an application to be honored at the national and state level for their prowess, passion, and technology practices. There are 79 Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Affiliates throughout the nation. Minnesota typically places in the top 5 for submissions.
Participation interest and recognition success is due in large part to the strong ecosystem in Minnesota that provides excellent opportunities for high school students to grow their technology confidence and competence. A high percentage of the 40-45 top-tier honorees selected annually become interns for Minnesota businesses and enter a talent pipeline in dire need of greater gender, racial, and ethnic diversity.
It takes a concerned and caring community to make a difference for young women preparing to make an impact as a young technologist and future leader. Please get involved! To discuss how you and your organization can become engaged, contact Russell.Fraenkel@metrostate.edu.