Howard University Campus to open at Google’s headquarters beginning this summer.
Google is tackling diversity by creating a college campus called Howard West that targets HBCU students. The program will begin with Howard University undergrads before Howard West expands to other HBCUs. That expansion will begin the summer of 2018.
The inaugural 12-week program is open to 25-30 rising juniors and seniors computer science majors. They will be taught by senior Google engineers and Howard faculty.
“Howard West will continue Howard’s tradition of providing historically unprecedented access to opportunity, only now with a 21st century twist: Literal real estate at the center of the digital economy,” Bonita Stewart, Google’s vice president of global partnerships, said in a statement.
The great thing about it is that students who qualify for the program will not have to pay extra tuition to attend. Howard will also give the students a stipend and housing support while they reside in Silicon Valley.