Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) for HBCU Students

Program Overview:
Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) for Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ (HBCUs) mission is to promote equitable representation in tech by connecting incoming HBCU students with like-minded peers, Google engineers, CS professors, HBCU alum in CS, and Black technologists in the local tech ecosystem. Our goal is to increase the retention rate of students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities graduating with computer science degrees. At CSSI-HBCU, students cultivate an unparalleled community to support them in their journey to and through university, internships, and full-time opportunities at Google and in tech. During the program, cohorts of students from geographically-similar HBCUs participate in a three-week residential program based in Raleigh, NC or Huntsville, AL, where they’ll be taught an introduction to computer science by Google engineers. Through an engaging and hands-on curriculum, students develop a solid foundation of computational thinking, which prepares them for their future studies in CS. The program finishes with a capstone project where students develop an application, so they have the tangible proof of what they’re able to achieve.

Website: Computer Science Summer Institute
Application: Access Here

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a current high school senior
  • Be available between June 2020 to August 2020
  • Considering an HBCU as one of their top three college or university choices
  • Intend to be enrolled as a full-time student in a 4-year BA/BS program in the US or Canada in Fall 2020
  • Intend to be enrolled at an HBCU in a computer science major for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in studying computer science
  • Be able to attend every day of CSSI

Required Documents:

  1. An updated resume (PDF required)
  2. A current unofficial or official high school transcript (PDF required)
  3. Responses to multiple short answer questions. Each response should be under 200 words (PDF required)

Program Includes…

  • A project-based Python curriculum
  • Daily developmental sessions to help prepare students for CS studies and future job opportunities
  • Robust opportunities to learn and interact with Google engineers
  • 10:1 student-to-teach ratio to provide a personal learning experience
  • Exposure and insight into Google’s internship programs and technical career opportunities

Open to DREAMers: No
Questions? please reach out to cssi-hbcu@google.com

Award
3-Week Summer Program
Deadline
03/25/2020