Award for Tech-Savvy High School Girls

17 11 2008

girl-on-computerI found this on another blog and it’s good information, so I’m not changing it too much…

Applications are now open for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)/Bank of America Award for Aspirations in Computing. Awardees are selected for their demonstrated, outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing; solid leadership ability; good academic history; and plans for post-secondary education.

Award winners receive $500, a new laptop and a trip to the awards showcase in Charlotte, North Carolina. Application and materials are due by December 1, 2008. You can get all the details and application material for the award by clicking here

Sounds cool. Good luck!


Show Us How Technology Has Changed Your Life

11 03 2008

Technology GadgetWhat would you do without your cell phone or your MySpace page?

Can you imagine trying to survive in a world where there was no Internet?

What do you think the future may hold for the evolution of technology?

Will there be a day when we wear mini-computers in our eyeglasses, or even have them attached to our bodies or hidden under our skin? Certain scientists are already theorizing these exact things.

We want to know what you think about all these issues.

Teen Tech Week kicked off on March 2nd, but you have the entire month to show us your creative side. Select libraries are holding photography and writing contests, with the subject, “Show Us How Technology Has Changed Your Life.”

Winners will be judged based on expert, as well as teen opinion (not that you guys aren’t experts). Winning work will be posted to the TeenSpace Blog. Entries are due by March 31st.

Participating Libraries (call for details):

Bowie — (301) 262-7000

Largo-Kettering — (301) 336-4044

Laurel (photography only) — (301) 776-6790

Surratts-Clinton (photography only) — (301) 868-9200

Upper Marlboro (photography only) — (301) 627-9330

Happy Teen Tech Week!

3 03 2008

Teen Tech WeekHooray! It’s finally here! Celebrate Teen Tech Week all month long (and a little into April, too) by attending any of a number of programs throughout the Library System. You can look forward to a variety of technology and music inspired programs including:

  •  Scene-It, the Music Trivia DVD Game
  •  Karaoke
  •  Internet Scavenger Hunt
  •  Photography Contest
  •  Video Gaming – for the first time ever (Beltsville Library)
  •  Teaching adults how to use their ‘new-fangled’ technology
  •  and more!

To find out what’s at your library, call your branch for details.