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Mustang Robotics Programmer Wins NCWIT National Honorable Mention Award for Aspirations in Computing

Updated: Feb 20, 2021

1 of 400 recipients selected from high schools across 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, and all US overseas military bases

On January 2021, Otay Ranch High School Student, Shannon Yeow, has received the NCWIT National Award for Aspirations in Computing Honorable Mention. The award, powered by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), recognized 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing interests, as part of an effort to encourage a diverse range of students to choose careers in technology.

Students were chosen for their outstanding aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education. Some of her most technical accomplishments is qualifying for the VEX World Championship twice. In the future, she hopes to study computer science and work for the space industry.

Each recipient will receive recognition and prizes, induction into the AiC community of nearly 20,000 technical individuals; access to resources, scholarships, and internship opportunities; and more.

"Encouraging young women's interest in technology careers is critical: our workforce needs their creativity and unique perspectives to produce technology that is as broad and innovative as the population it serves," said NCWIT CEO and co-founder Lucy Sanders.

Congratulations Shannon for this accomplishment!

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