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Anita Borg Pass-It On Awards

Pass It On Awards Program

The Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Awards honors Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of  women technologists helping each other. The cash award helps fund women in computing or projects that inspire and support girls and women to enter computing. We encourage recipients to “pass on” the benefits [ >> more ]

January 16th, 2018 · Tags: Awards

Smith Wins Datafest 2017!

A team of Smith CS students has won Best in Show at the 2017 UMass Datafest.  Congratulations to Zainab, Subashin, Ji Young, Ji Won, and Van!

April 5th, 2017 · Tags: 5 College, Awards, Competitions, Events, Hackathon, Student Activities

Hamp Hack is back!

Hope you’re doing great! Last year, we were absolutely thrilled to see you get excited for Hamp Hack. This year, it is my pleasure to invite you at Hamp Hack, once again! 
Hamp Hack, as you know, is a dynamic 24 hour Interdisciplinary Hackathon event in the Pioneer Valley.
A hackathon, is a type of an event, [ >> more ]

March 22nd, 2017 · Tags: 5 College, Awards, Competitions, Hackathon

Anita Borg “Pass-it-On” Awards announced!

The Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO) Awards honor Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of  women technologists helping one another. The cash awards, funded by donations from the Systers Online Community and others, are intended as means for women established in technological fields to support women seeking their place in the fields of technology. [ >> more ]

January 6th, 2017 · Tags: Awards

Smith Teams Win Prizes at HackHolyoke

Congratulations to all the Smith students who won prizes at the Hack Holyoke ( competition!  Sarah Abowitz, Juliane Donahue-Bombosch, and Minyue Dai won the prize for Most Innovative with their team’s entry.  Meanwhile the team of Ariana Meredith, Anjali Desai, Perla Garcia, and Michelle Wong won the #HackHarassment prize.  Well done all!

November 7th, 2016 · Tags: 5 College, Awards, Competitions, Events, Hackathon

Coding for Good (and Prizes!)

Congratulations to three of our own!  Esther Nwaka, Karen Diaz and Kyra Gan just got back from Delaware, where they participated in the Code for Good 2015 event sponsored by JP Morgan Chase.  They took second prize for the weekend, along with two other teammates.  Way to go!

November 1st, 2015 · Tags: Awards, Competitions, Hackathon, Honors

DataFest News: Congrats are in order…

Congrats to Galen Long!   See why by reading the message sent to us by Ben Baumer, of the Stats & Data Science program.

Hello All,
I wanted to give you a quick recap on the second annual ASA Five College DataFest that took place at UMass over the weekend. 
Smith sent three teams of five students, [ >> more ]

March 31st, 2015 · Tags: Awards, Competitions

A woman of vision among us…

Congratulations to Julia Edwards, who was named one of two student finalists for the Anita Borg Women of Vision Award.   Read more about this announcement at
You can watch the video Julia made to enter this national competition here:
About the Anita Borg Institute: “In 1987, computer scientist Anita Borg started a digital [ >> more ]

February 25th, 2015 · Tags: Awards, Competitions, Events

Smithies in CS group receives NCWIT award to send 25 students to WECode conference

NCWIT has selected Smithies in CS to receive the NCWIT Student Seed Fund (sponsored by Symantec)!
Smithies in CS will be using this generous grant to send a group of 25 talented students to WECode (Women Engineers Code), a conference hosted by Harvard University that provides technical workshops, empowering talks, and networking [ >> more ]

January 22nd, 2015 · Tags: Awards, Conference

Anita Borg Institute announces WOMEN OF VISION AWARDS


NOVEMBER 25, 2014

A New Award
The Anita Borg Institute is proud to announce a new award, just for students! The Student of Vision ABIE Award recognizes and celebrates a student who has a unique vision of how technology innovation can 
solve important problems, and how inspiring more women in technology enables meaningful  innovation. Students [ >> more ]

November 27th, 2014 · Tags: Awards