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UTEP Recognizes High School Students for Achievements in Computer Science

NCWIT Award Winnners
NCWIT Award Winnners (left to right): Marianna Pena,
Elizabeth Gonzalez, Amber Gullatte, Andrea Magana,
Roya Edalatpour, Noor Muhyi
The University of Texas at El Paso recently hosted an awards ceremony for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing for the Texas Region at UTEP’s College of Engineering.

NCWIT is the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a coalition of nearly 200 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits that works to increase women's participation in information technology (IT) and hopes to inspire more women to choose careers in IT. The Aspirations Award is for girls only and focuses on recognizing students and collaborating with colleges such as UTEP to continue their efforts.

At the recent Awards Ceremony, 6 local students were recognized for their efforts in the field of Computer Science. The El Paso area 2010 winners were Amber Gullatte, Chapin High School; Roya Edalatpour, Harmony Science Academy; Elizabeth Gonzalez and Andrea Magana from Mission Early College High School; Marianna Pena, Immanuel Christian School; and Noor Muhyi, Las Cruces High School. Amber Gullatte was also named as one of thirty National Finalists in the NCWIT competition. The Aspirations in Computing Award is sponsored by NCWIT and the Motorola Corporation. For more information about NCWIT visit