City Tech’s Professor of Computer Science Dr. Benito Mendoza was one of 21 Computer Science faculty members selected to attend the second iteration of Google’s Faculty in Residence (FIR) program.
Faculty from 20 different institutions serving underrepresented students were invited to participate in this four-week program at Google’s world headquarters in Mountain View, California. Participants worked together to redevelop curriculum to better align with the latest trends in software engineering.
According to Google, “[t]he cohort explored hands-on, project based learning workshops and resources to augment their curriculum, discussed industry expectations, learned more about the technical interviewing process, and immersed themselves in Google’s engineering culture. The program provided faculty the time, space, and opportunity to collaborate with each other in the creation of learning materials that will be applied in their classrooms when they return to campus this fall. Faculty also provided Google partners with important insights that will help our teams continue to advance their commitment to diversity and inclusion for both Googlers and users.”
Google offers many opportunities for both faculty and students, including grants, scholarships, internships and residency programs. For more information, visit https://edu.google.com/computer-science/?modal_active=none.