Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?
Howard University fights to join the tech boom.
By Vauhini Vara | January 21, 2016
347 fellows from around the country are selected by their peers because of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.
Alston and Hannah Clark (brother and sister) are a true Bison Family. Both of their parents went to and met at Howard University, where Alston and Hannah are currently attending. Growing up homeschooled in St. Paul Minnesota and Maryland, the two tech entrepreneurs developed a passion for technology at an early age. They are now putting their brain power together, with the help of their friends, to bring an innovative solution to college campuses across the country.
Pierre Maloka and Doug DeSimone hold a mock tech interview and offer tips and advice on how to prepare.
Dr. Wayne Patterson, Professor of Computer Science at Howard, will give the keynote address at the inauguration of the national Science and Technology Park for the United Arab Emirates, at the United Arab Emirates University in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on November 23, 2015. His topic will be “Stimulating Research and Development.”
Christopher Hocutt (B.S. ’15), officially Google’s first software engineer hire from a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) gives students tips for preparing for tech interviews.
CS Students attend Cyber Security Hall of Fame at the Four Seasons in Baltimore.with the Chief Security Office of Facebook Alex Stamos, Facebook employees and John Hopkins graduates.
Dr. John Trimble has dedicated nineteen years of service to Howard University. At an early age his love for education became evident through his repetitious accomplishments at institutions of higher learning. He obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering from Northwestern University in 1971, his Masters of Science Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1973, his Masters of Science Degree in Operations Research from UC Berkeley in 1980, and his Ph. D in Industrial and Systems Engineering in 1991 from Georgia Tech.
Anteneh T. Girma, director, Information Technology, College of Arts and Sciences and doctoral candidate, Department of Computer Science, has received an award for best research paper at the 12th International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations – ITNG 2015, held from April 13-15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jeremy Blackstone is the first graduate student selected to receive a fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Minority Ph.D. Program to do a doctorate in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He graduated magna cum laude in computer science from Howard University, where he also earned his M.S. degree, but Blackstone is not a newcomer to the UC San Diego campus. For the past two summers, he worked in the lab of CSE Professor Ryan Kastner in an eight-week program for Master’s and undergraduate students.