Monday, April 5, 2010

Google Fuse Program

Soulclap to Lee Reed, 2006 National BDPA High School Computer Competition champion, for sharing information about a greater program for college freshmen. Lee wrote,

"Hi Wayne, I was hoping you could post this on BETF blog or send to any HSCC freshmen alum that are pursuing CS that you think might be interested. I participated last summer and had a great experience."
The program he is talking about is Google FUSE. For the second summer in a row, FUSE will provide an opportunity for successful and invested freshman computer science (CS) students who are historically underrepresented in the field to connect with one another and with Google. Up to 50 aspiring computer scientists will be invited to an all-expenses paid retreat that will run for three days on July 14-16, 2010 in New York, NY and July 20-22, 2010 in Seattle, WA. We want you to apply!

Program Goals:
  1. to form a network among the top young CS students from underrepresented backgrounds that will allow them to learn about research, academic, and industry opportunities in the years to come.
  2. To make connections between students and Googlers that will allow students to discover career paths, create meaningful academic experiences, and take advantage of their college years in CS.
  3. To give students an insight into careers in CS and show how rewarding, challenging, and fun they can be.
To learn more about the program, please visit the FUSE student site and apply online. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 30, 2010.

Please note that this opportunity is for current Freshmen who will be full-time second year students in the 2010–2011 academic year.

The next step is yours ... do you have anyone in your chapter, family, church or school that you think might be interested in this opportunity?

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