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UW-Stout student receives $10,000 Google scholarship designed to advance women in technology

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UW-Stout student receives $10,000 Google scholarship designed to advance women in technology

Photo caption: Kendra Aumann-Weyenberg won $10,000 from Google as part of a women in technology scholarship. (Photo: Courtesy of Kendra Aumann-Weyenberg). Article by Natallie St. Onge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

When Kendra Aumann-Weyenberg was 15, she was inspired by a local librarian to code.

Aumann-Weyenberg, who was home-schooled, went to the local library to learn the basics of programming and HTML through one of its programs. The librarian encouraged Aumann-Weyenberg to go into the field.

“She was a strong female role model,” Aumann-Weyenberg said. “She convinced me to go into computer science.”

Four essay questions, one recommendation letter and a résumé later, Aumann-Weyenberg is one of 100 recipients worldwide to receive Google’s Women Techmakers Scholars Program award of $10,000. She is one of 20 in the United States. […]

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