New Google/UTEP Program to Inspire Future Engineers
November 08, 2012 | UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS
As a founding member of the Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI), The University of Texas at El Paso has teamed up with Google to inspire future engineers. The program is called Google DIVE, which stands for Developing Innovative Engineers.
Officials with Google DIVE will be on the UTEP campus working with students from UTEP's computer science and computer engineering departments Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10. This immersion program was designed specifically to strengthen freshmen students' commitment to and knowledge of the computer science field.
While conducting their research, each doctoral student will lead a team of 4 to 5 graduate and undergraduate students. The GAANN fellows will gain mastery of design review protocols and project management by working with their respective teams while developing their research.
- Valuable leadership skills that can be used in school and during internships
- Opportunities that are available with a computer science degree
- Classes that students can take and industry programs/scholarships for which students can apply
- Skills to write a resume and interview tips
WHO: Google and UTEP's Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions
WHAT: Google DIVE immersion program
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9
Media note: The program is not open to the public. The media is invited to attend a leadership building presentation at 3:30 p.m. and Google career/teamwork panel at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Representatives and students with UTEP, as well as Google representatives, will be available for interviews to speak about the importance of this innovative program and the UTEP/Google collaboration. Please contact Veronique Masterson for more information.
The CAHSI is a consortium of universities committed to increasing the number of Hispanics who earn baccalaureate and advanced degrees in computing.