We are honored to announce that Sudo Hoot has been granted a start-up seed fund grant of $3000 by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) and Google.org!
NCWIT is a non-profit organization chartered by the National Sc
ience Foundation (NSF) in 2004. It is a “community of more than 850 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase girls’ and women’s participation in technology and computing.” NCWIT organizes, recruits, retains, and advances women from K-12 to academia to industry by providing support, research, and action.
Google.org has been instrumental and holistic in its dedication to increasing diversity in computing. Since 2010, it has invested more than $40 million to expand after school coding programs, provide teacher training, offer tech resources, and to facilitate global access to CS education. Google launched Made with Code, an initiative that inspired millions of girls to experience the power of code.
ACM-W “supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.”
This grant will allow Sudo Hoot to create an ACM-W chapter on Bryn Mawr’s campus, led by Calla Carter ’18 (Chair) and Rachel Xu (Vice Chair), and supported by faculty advisor, Richard Eisenberg.
In the past academic year, Sudo Hoot has held workshops to help develop students’ technical skills and professional careers in technology. This November, Calla Carter ’18, Rachel Xu ’18, Hannah Kim ’19, Prakhya Malyala ’19, Chloe Sheen ’19, Emily Hsu ’19, and Sarah Kalen ’20 held an introductory web development workshop for twelve middle school girls through TechGirlz with the support of Bryn Mawr’s Civic Engagement Office and a prior award from NCWIT.
As an official ACM-W chapter, Sudo Hoot is excited to continue providing resources and support to help members of both the Bryn Mawr College and greater Philadelphia communities develop technological skills and careers.