Saumya Rawat Won Third Aspire IT Grant from NCWIT

Saumya Rawat won another highly competitive $3,300 grant from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) to host free app development programs this summer. Recently she hosted 2 day weekend workshop sessions at UTD for middle school girls from underrepresented areas. More than 100 Girls from all over the DFW areas learned robotics using Scribblers, met student and professional mentors, explored STEM career options, and interacted with the FRC Robobusters Townview Robotics Team robots.


IT Empowerment for Her’s January and February robotics programs were featured on the UT Dallas Computer Science page: UT Dallas CS and IT Empowerment for Her Program Promote STEM Education for Middle School Girls Through Weekend Workshops – Department of Computer Science – The University of Texas at Dallas – Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Additionally, Saumya was also featured on the Hub: Student’s organization shares love of STEM with middle-school girls | The Hub.

Please see the IT Empowerment for Her Opportunities page for past program photos and check back soon for updated upcoming program registrations:

The app development summer programs will be held on June 27-29 and July 9-11 and are for incoming 6th-9th grade girls; please subscribe to receive an email when registration opens: If any high school girls would like to volunteer, please register at the link: