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JCSU Host Google's 1st HBCU Tech Program



Johnson C. Smith University was selected by Google to the 1st HBCU Summer Tech Program, Computer Science Summer Institute. During the 3-week program students learned Computer Science concepts and programming languages (e.g. HTML, CSS, Python, JavaScript, Google Cloud) and Career Development. Two Google engineers stayed on-campus for the duration of the program and teamed with JCSU faculty to implement the program.


The goals of the program were to provide incoming HBCU freshman students with an interest in computer science an opportunity to learn about a technical degree, to help them develop their technical skills, build confidence in their abilities, and better prepare them to study computer science, and to help participants begin building important personal networks and friendships. At the conclusion of the program, the students presented their web applications to the Google team.



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