In an effort to encourage young women to pursue careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology Indiana Affiliate recognized Joy Huang and Gayatri Balasubramanian of Carmel High School for their accomplishments in computing and technology.
A special awards banquet was held last week to recognize their ingenuity in technology, in the Auditorium of OneAmerica, downtown Indianapolis. The women are winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, which recognizes high school women for their computing-related achievements through a competition that kicks off annually in the fall.
Of the young women from more than 50 different high schools in Indiana who submitted an application, Huang and Balasubramanian each received $250 dollars and scholarship offers from colleges across Indiana.
“With technology jobs projected to grow faster than all other job sectors in the next decade, it’s imperative that we nurture the computing aspirations of women, who will make up half the professional workforce,” said Lucy Sanders, CEO and co-founder of NCWIT. “This award allows us to recognize and encourage talent that might otherwise be overlooked.”