Leading Companies and Universities Boost Number of Women in Technology and Computing

BOULDER, Colo., Oct 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A new program designed to radically improve the number of women in technology and computing is creating accelerated results for its participants, according to an announcement today from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).

Seed Fund Awards $55,000 to Programs That Attract Girls and Women to IT

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) today announced the winners of its second round of Academic Alliance Seed Fund awards. The Academic Alliance Seed Fund was established in 2007 to provide members of NCWIT’s Academic Alliance with startup funds (up to $15,000 per project) to develop and implement projects for recruiting and retaining women in computing and information technology. Funding for the Seed Fund is provided by Microsoft Research.

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