Google has partnered with seven HBCUs to create a Tech Exchange Program that will provide students with computer science internships at Google headquarters in California. The participating HBCUs are Howard University, Florida A&M University, Morgan State University, Prairie View A&M University, North Carolina A&T University, Dillard University, and Spelman College.
The new program will provide students with computer science courses on a number of different subjects such as machine learning, product management, computational theory, and database systems. The classes will be taught by HBCU professors and Google engineers. Additionally, the students will get to meet Google software engineers from different product areas to learn more about the various positions within the company.
President of Florida A&M University Larry Robinson was invited along with other university leaders to the program’s kickoff celebration in Silicon Valley. He stated, “This unique partnership with Google will enable us to jointly prepare the next generation of innovators and bring much-needed diversity into the technology domain. Google and the customers they serve will realize long-term benefits from this partnership.”