Rapid City Stevens senior Haley Erickson received the top place NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing in our area for the third year in a row! The Aspirations in Computing (AiC) award honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award for AiC recipients are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post‑secondary education. To date, more than 12,000 women have been honored with the Award for AiC.
Once Erickson graduates, she plans to attend a four-year university where she wants to earn a major in Computer Science and continue to possibly earn a PhD in Computer Science. Haley hopes to work in Silicon Valley and experience multiple different technology-based companies. Haley enjoys coding with python and creating new virtual things. She says she is very excited to experience the world.
Award programs are hosted in 79 locations nationwide by NCWIT Alliance member organizations — a powerful, national network of universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations working to increase the meaningful participation of girls and women in computing.