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Sep
13

Celebrating 2021 MNAiC Interns and Business Partners

The grand-prize for many Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) top-tier honorees is a summer paid internship provided by program sponsors. This marks the ninth summer where Minnesota’s high school students who identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary were given the opportunity to jumpstart their professional careers, while earning a significant amount of money to help [...]
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Sep
09

Hackathon Event Shines Brightly…..Again!

During August, for the second year in a row, the IT Center and the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing - SPARCS program hosted two-day Bright Ideas Hackathon for students in high school and college freshman who identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary.     We had a such a wonderful turnout!  Five small teams under the guidance [...]
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Aug
03
May
07

Summer Project Ramp Up

Summer Project Ramp Up!
May through August are our busiest months with different projects that allow faculty to engage directly with the Center and assisting us fulfill our mission.
This Summer we have 6 projects, engaging over 20 faculty, with the outcome of all directly benefiting Minnesota State System faculty or students!

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May
04

Minnesota’s High School Computing Stars Honored by General Mills

Minnesota’s High School Computing Stars Honored by General Mills

Technology passion & other achievements helped forty-three female high school students from Minnesota received the special honor of being named Certificate of Distinction recipients. Each young lady was selected by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) and the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Program (MNAiC). Special thanks to sponsor General Mills, who has been a highly engaged Aspirations in Com…

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Apr
28

Students – College & High School Don’t Miss A Gals Guide to the Galaxy

Calling All High School Students – Social Justice Hackathon Saturday, March 13, 2021
10 AM CST – 4:30 PM CST
Price: Free

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Apr
07

Announcing Aspirations Awards Honorees

On the evening of April 14 join in to celebrate the 2021Top-Tier Aspirations in Computing Honorees at a high-quality virtual ceremony from 6:30-7:45pm. This year 116 of Minnesota’s finest students with technology interests and aspirations were selected by national and state review teams to be recognized as Aspirations in Computing honorees.

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Apr
07

Female Tech Talent Abounds in Minnesota High Schools

Female Tech Talent Abounds in Minnesota High Schools – Announcing Award Honorees   Each spring season the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence is delighted to announce the remarkable female technology talent that is flourishing in our state high schools and communities.  This year 116 of Minnesota’s finest students with technology interests and aspirations were […]

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