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An open call for aspiring computer scientists

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For four weeks each summer, Google works with aspiring first-year college students interested in computer science, particularly from groups that have been historically marginalized from the tech industry. But this isn’t your typical summer school: It’s an intensive, interactive, hands-on and fun program, and applications are now open for this year’s program, which runs from July 12 through August 6.

The Computer Science Summer Institute, which is online this year, features a specially designed, project-based curriculum to help prepare students for computer science studies. Students learn directly from Google engineers, and work towards designing and developing their own applications. They also participate in daily development sessions to learn about and prepare for future internships and job opportunities.

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Students from Google’s 2019 CSSI program.

Google is committed to increasing the enrollment and retention of students in the field of computer science and creating opportunities that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion for future technologists. CSSI: Online is free and open to students who plan on enrolling in a four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada, and will live in the U.S., Canada or Mexico during the duration of programming.

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Students from Google’s 2018 CSSI program.

The application deadline is Monday, March 29 at 11:59 pm Pacific time, and application decisions will be announced in early May. Visit the Google CSSI page for more information and to apply. 

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