Cy Woods student earns computing award
Emily Rodriguez (Photo by Emily Smith, Cypress Woods HS)
Feb. 23, 2012—The National Center for Women and Informational Technology (NCWIT) named Cypress Woods High School student Emily Rodriguez as a recipient of the 2011-2012 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing for the Houston affiliate.
The award honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history and plans for post-secondary education.
Rodriguez is one of only 19 students selected from the Houston affiliate area. She will receive the award during a ceremony at the University of Houston-Downtown on March 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Emily is an amazing computer science student. She is very inquisitive and hard-working—two qualities that will take her far in life. Without a doubt, she is a well-deserving recipient of the 2011-2012 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing,” said Stacey Armstrong, Cypress Woods computer science teacher.