Opportunities For Students

TEALS provides students across the country with computer science curriculum that helps them build a solid foundation of computational thinking, problem solving, and programming. To take the next step, TEALS is dedicated to helping students identify opportunities to apply that knowledge and experience first-hand how technology can play a role in their future education and career. Explore and discover a range of student opportunities in computer science and technology.

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National – Aspirations in Computing Award

Program Description:

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their 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. Since 2007, more than 17,000 students have received an Award for AiC.

The multi-tiered award structure includes Winner, Honorable Mention, Rising Star, and Certificate of Distinction designations at National and Regional Affiliate levels, serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, all U.S. overseas military bases, and Canada. Regional Affiliate 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 influence and meaningful participation of girls and women from every community.

Type: Competition

Program Date(s): Awarded on 2/28/2022

Application Deadline: 11/5/2021

Age/Grades: High School

Eligibility Requirements: Women, genderqueer, or non-binary students in grades 9 through 12 are welcome to apply. Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements outlined below will be considered for both the National and Regional Affiliate Awards:

They are 13 years of age or older at the time of account creation.
They attend a school in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or on a U.S. overseas military base.
They are not an NCWIT employee and have no immediate family relationship with employees, extended staff, contractors, or board members of NCWIT (including spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren, and persons residing in the same household).
In addition to the aforementioned eligibility requirements, to be considered for a National Award (National Winner or National Honorable Mention designations), the applicant must meet the additional criteria:

They are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or individual who meets the requirements of the substantial presence test.
They have a U.S. Tax Identification or Social Security Number.

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CA – Unite-LA

Program Description:

Unite-LA is kicking off the New Year with several internship opportunities available to students through our Tech Pathway Program! We partner with a wide array of Los Angeles Tech Companies to help students gain experience and knowledge working with experts in the field. We have internship positions in multiple pathways including; Business Development, Design and Visual Media Arts, Information Technology and Software development.

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Los Angeles

Application Deadline: 12/31/2021

Age/Grades: MS/HS

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to be considered for an internship, interested students must complete the following:

1. Complete a profile on our internship platform by clicking here.
2. Submit the UNITE-LA Common Application in the portal
3. Upon completing the application, you will be invited to a virtual mock interview (we mock interview all our students before referring them to our companies just to make sure they are ready for an internship, if for whatever reason they are not, we will work with them to get there!)
4. Once the interview is completed, you will have access to view all open internships in our Guided Compass platform and indicate which companies you are most interested in!”

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National – Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation

Program Description:

Come compete in the World’s Largest Robotics Competition!

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation has a mission to Inspire students, one robot at a time.
Website: https://www.roboticseducation.org/.
Start a Team: https://www.roboticseducation.org/season-starter/

What truly sets us apart from other robotics competitions:
Affordability – lowest cost of entry of all high end robotics competition platforms that include the engineering design process, building, programming and driving

Approachability – the only robotics competition platform that has a “Student Centered” model in which we create a competitive environment where not only is technical mentorship not needed, it’s not allowed!

Workforce Development – the only robotics competition that gives FREE curriculum, lesson plans and certifications to the teachers/coaches/students (For teachers/coaches, this is seen as the most important piece to them)

Type: Competition

Program Date(s): Year-round

Age/Grades: MS/HS

Cost: Cost: Robotics kit cost depends on age, $150/team season registration, $50/team/event registration

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