Preparing promising talent for leading technical roles
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) produce over 35% of Black computer scientists, so it’s critical these students are prepared for leading technical roles. Google launched the Googler-in-Residence (GIR) Program in 2013 at Howard University, with the long-term goal of revamping CS curriculum and improving coding skills at HBCUs. GIR has since expanded to 7 HBCUs, with Googlers teaching Intro to CS classes as well as driving other student development efforts across their respective CS departments. These partnerships have also led to higher enrollment in the Intro to CS classes and an unprecedented number of HBCU students joining Google as summer interns. Learn more.