The University of Bridgeport to host Google's Computer Science Summer Institute Extension program (CSSI)

A group of University of Bridgeport students working at computers

The University of Bridgeport is among a small group of schools selected to host a three-week introduction program to computer science aimed at graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology—especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field. The non-residential program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from July 22 to August 12 (Monday through Friday).

The camp, which is free to participants (seats are limited), is intensive, interactive, hands-on, and most certainly a fun summer experience. Participants who may or may not have experience in computer science will be inspired to be the tech and innovative leaders of tomorrow.

Every industry and business is influenced by the study of computer science, software engineering, and other closely related subjects.

The five primary goals of the innovative program are far-reaching for students, including an opportunity:

  • To learn about computer science careers and to inspire the pursuit of technical degrees
  • To help students develop technical skills, build confidence in their abilities, and better prepare them to study computer science or closely related fields
  • To give students an inside look at the unique environment, community, and culture of Google’s New York office
  • To provide exposure and insight into Google’s internship program and technical career opportunities
Google's New York Office

 

Students will interact with Google engineers; learn about JavaScript and Python computer programs; acquire basic computer skills in Web, HTML, and CSS; and take a field trip to Google’s New York Manhattan office on Friday, August 9.

Other participating institutions in this program are California State University (CSU) Chico; CSU Dominguez Hills; CSU Monterey Bay; CSU San Marcos; Loyola Marymount University; Medgar Evers College (CUNY); Queens College (CUNY) and Northeastern Illinois University.

Interested students should complete an application as soon as possible as space is filling up! To learn more about the CSSI-Extension program please visit http://g.co/CSSI and https://bridgeport.edu/gcssi or contact Dr. Jeongkyu Lee, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, at jelee@bridgeport.edu.