Tuck finishes as national runner-up

Junior is aspiring to become an engineer


Senior Shi Tuck (far left) works with students in her engineering class.

Junior Shi Tuck recently won the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Indiana Affiliate award for Aspirations in computing and was a National Runner Up.


“It’s a system out there to get women, especially those high school and college age, to pursue stem information technology such as engineering or computer science, those types of things,” Tuck said.


It wasn’t hard for Tuck to find out about the NCWIT.


“I did an engineering camp over the summer and they sent out to all the girls information about the NCWIT about the Aspirations in Computing award, so I just applied then,” Tuck said.


This is a great opportunity because it looks great on college resumes. This award was given to girls who work hard and achieve great things in technology.


“It’s important to me because it’s something to put on my resume when I apply for colleges. I also am now a part of a community of women and high school age girls so if I have problems when I’m learning how to code in the program, doing these technical things, I have a support group and I also have knowledge and insight in different internships I can get over the summer, different technology related jobs, whatever I have questions on, I know there are people there to help me,” Tuck said.


“I’m looking more towards internships in engineering and specifically aerospace engineering. There’s a lot out there, especially for women and minorities. I’m actually applying to about 20 for this summer,” Tuck said.


All the internships and awards will certainly help her get in the college that she want to go most,

“I’m most likely going to go to Purdue,” Tuck said.