Support from key partners allows us to offer programs and resources through innovation initiatives. Collaborating entities include:

  • Department of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management 
  • Walker College of Business Graduate Programs
  • Watauga County Schools
  • National Center for Women in IT (NCWIT)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Greensboro Branch
  • Watauga High School Robotics

Support from Appalachian State University faculty and staff provide participants with valuable life lessons and real-world experience. Special thanks to:


Dr. Robin W. Wilkins


Dr. Robin W. Wilkins completed her Ph.D. in the Cognitive Neurosciences of Music and Music Education with a scientific cognate in fMRI, network science methods, and functional brain connectivity.  

Sarah Alberti 


Sarah Alberti graduated from Appalachian State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration in Computer Information Systems.  After graduation, Sarah accepted a job with MetLife in Cary, NC where she currently works within Data and Analytics in Enterprise Data Governance.