UWG Advanced Academy Student Wins Computing Award

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Advanced Academy student Sarah Saltiel has been selected to receive the Award for Aspirations in Computing by the National Center for Women in Information Technology. The NCWIT’s Award for AspirationsSarah Saltiel at the Awards Ceremony in Computing is awarded to young women at the high school level who display leadership ability, academic achievement, and computing and information technology aptitude. Saltiel, who intends to double major in mathematics and engineering psychology, is one of only 25 young women in the state of Georgia to receive this award. Saltiel is a two-time recipient of this award.

“I’m quite honored to win this award for the second year in a row,” said Saltiel. “I think this award is a great opportunity for women and girls because it encourages participation in historically male-run subjects.”

Saltiel was also named runner-up for the NCWIT’s national award in 2012 and 2013 and was the 2012 Georgia Affiliate winner from the Advanced Academy of Georgia at the University of West Georgia. She credits the Advanced Academy for providing her with so many opportunities to excel.

“So far I have completed one research project for the marketing department,” she said. “It’s going to be presented at two research conferences, one in Las Vegas and one in Wisconsin, in the coming months.”

Saltiel is keeping busy with her next research project and her academic responsibilities. Although she is younger than most UWG freshmen, she holds the position of Supplemental Instruction Leader for College Algebra. In addition to Las Vegas and Wisconsin, Saltiel will present a research document to the National Social Sciences Association on Feb. 24 at the Academy of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga.