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Notre Dame student receives NCWIT award for aspirations in computing
Posting Date: 05-21-2013
Notre Dame San Jose High School senior Lauren Fahey

Notre Dame San Jose High School
senior Lauren Fahey


Notre Dame San Jose High School senior Lauren Fahey has received the 2013 Bay Area NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The award, sponsored by Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), recognizes high school women for computing-related achievements as part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology.
A total of 25 award winners and 25 runners-up were selected from high schools in the Bay Area for their outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology and computing, leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.
“Encouraging young women’s interest in technology careers is critical: our workforce needs their creativity and their innovation,” said Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of NCWIT.
“I was excited to receive this award,” Lauren

said. “It means a lot because I’ve been heavily involved in robotics for the last four years. Robotics is still very male-dominated. We’re lucky at Notre Dame because girls hold every position and, since we’re a small team, we all get to participate in all areas.”
Lauren is graduating this month and will attend San Jose State University to major in mechanical engineering. “Notre Dame is proud to have one of our young women receive this prestigious award,” said Principal Mary Beth Riley.
“It speaks to the strength of our STEM offerings and our robotics program, both of which continue to grow. It also illustrates one of the benefits of an all-girls education, where young women have opportunities they may not have in a co-ed environment.”

 
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09-09-2014 - Bishop Patrick J. McGrath welcomes 2014-2015 School Year
09-09-2014 - A note from the Superintendent
09-09-2014 - Catholic school staffs in DSJ gather for annual Convocation, Mass
09-09-2014 - St. Katharine Drexel Initiative continues collaboration with SCU on Blended Learning
09-09-2014 - Implementing Common Core curriculum in DSJ Catholic elementary schools
09-09-2014 - DSJ schools granted accreditation by WCEA/WASC
09-09-2014 - St. Martin of Tours Parish celebrates 100 years
09-09-2014 - Bellarmine adds Mississippi Delta to Immersion program
09-09-2014 - Saint Francis High faculty & staff serve
09-09-2014 - St. Nicholas grads get new adventures in outdoor learning
Highlights
Sections - Columns
Making bad situations worse in the Middle East

News - Nation/World
Faith, prayer sources of strength for slain U.S. journalist, his family

Iraq’s persecuted Christians are true, bold witnesses of Christ

Special collection for refugees in Mideast countries

News - In The Church
Pope Francis’ one-day trip expected to give Albanians hope, healing

Archbishop Sheen’s sainthood cause suspended indefinitely

Sections - Spanish News
Honran y reconocen a Lupita Vital otorgándole el premio Fr. Allan Figueroa Deck en el Instituto Hispano Jesuita de Teología en Berkeley, CA

Alumnos graduados en julio pasado del Instituto Hispano

Sections - Catholic Schools
Saint Francis High faculty & staff serve

Implementing Common Core curriculum in DSJ Catholic elementary schools

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath welcomes 2014-2015 School Year

A note from the Superintendent

Catholic school staffs in DSJ gather for annual Convocation, Mass

St. Katharine Drexel Initiative continues collaboration with SCU on Blended Learning

DSJ schools granted accreditation by WCEA/WASC

Sections - Young Adults
St. Leo Church youth event, Sept. 19

News - In The Diocese
Diocese of San Jose sponsors prayer event for victims of violence

Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign starts Sept. 15

Catholic Charities announces retirement of Chief Development Officer Magi Young

Lupita Vital receives award at Instituto Hispano

Sections - Art & Life
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Calvary’

Sections - Marriage Minute
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