Diversity and Inclusion, Technology

Howard University Partners with Google to Launch Computer Science Residency in Silicon Valley

Howard University partnered with Google to create internship opportunities for black students interested in Computer Science careers: 

“With the 2013 launch of the Googler-in-Residence (GIR) Program, Google piloted a partnership with Howard University with a long-term goal of promoting diversity and preparing future leaders in the STEM industry. Since then, the GIR has expanded to six additional colleges including Hampton University, Fisk University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, Xavier University and Dillard University, embedding Google engineers as faculty at the HBCUs.

On Thursday, Howard University released a statement that they will be partnering with Google to up the ante on this black tech excellence with the launch of Howard West.The three-month summer agenda will provide opportunities for rising juniors and seniors in the University’s Computer Science program to complete a residency at Google’s Mountain View campus in Silicon Valley. The residency includes a dedicated workspace and a generous stipend to cover housing and other expenses.”

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(Source: Blavity.com)

Originally published: 11/1/2017

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