Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA Senior Lecturer of Mathematics and Computer Science Sanjeetha Peters received the NCWIT AiC Educator Award.
The award, powered by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), identifies exemplary formal and informal educators who play a pivotal role in encouraging 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary to explore their interest in computing and technology. The award recognizes these educators for their efforts to promote gender equity in computing.
One hundred fifty recipients were selected from 48 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. Each recipient will receive recognition, a trophy, and prizes, including eligibility to apply for professional development funds.
“These educators’ support goes a long way in motivating students to apply their creativity and unique perspectives as they learn computational skills. Students are often more likely to pursue computing education when they are encouraged by their educators and other adult influencers,” said NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders.
“Ms. Peters is a constant in the eyes of our students,” said Executive Director Dr. Steve Horton. “Not only is she a fantastic mathematics and computer science professor, but also she takes extra interest in the students’ well-being by offering unique outside experiences such as educational trips abroad, special projects, and one-on-one mentoring. LSMSA is so fortunate to have her on the faculty.”
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