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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Congratulations to Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology Senior,  Maria Morales Salgado, a 2021 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) National award recipient! Maria was selected from over 4,200 applicants from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. overseas military bases, and Canada. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary 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. Maria will be attending Princeton University to study bioengineering and biotechnology. Congratulations Maria! 

Maria is student leader of the Lenovo Scholars program and INTech high school coding program at her school. She has won national coding awards in both programs as Finalist. She now is on the board of the INTech Nonprofit as Student Ambassador. Maria has also taken several engineering and technology courses. She intends on using engineering, science and technology to pursue the Biomedical Engineering Field at Princeton University, Class of 2025, where she won a Full Ride through QuestBridge.

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) provides technical girls and women with ongoing engagement, visibility, and encouragement for their computing-related interests and achievements.

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