By: Central State University
As part of Google’s growing efforts to support excellent research in academia, the Central State University John W. Garland College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture (JWGCESTA) has received a second gift of $10,000 from Google to promote science and technology in the classroom.
Effective Aug. 30, 2023, this unrestricted award will support Emdad Ahmed, Ph.D., assistant professor of Computer Science, in his work related to TensorFlow machine learning courses at the Central State. TensorFlow is a free and open-source software library for machine learning and artificial intelligence. TensorFlow was originally developed by Google for internal research and production, and according to tensorflow.org, is an end-to-end platform that makes it easy to build and deploy machine learning models.
“We are thrilled to announce this significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to excellence in education and research,” said Deng Cao, Ph.D., interim chair and professor of Computer Science at Central State. “This partnership exemplifies Google’s dedication to fostering innovation and supporting educational initiatives that have a lasting impact.”
“As we learn to live with Artificial Intelligence tools, the gifts from Google will help improve our AI and Machine Learning courses in the Computer Science curriculum,” said Arunasalam Rahunanthan, Ph.D., interim dean of JWGCESTA and professor of Mathematics.
According to Cao, the gifts from Google play a pivotal role in enhancing academic programs, research endeavors, and the overall campus experience.
“Central State University is deeply honored to be recognized by a tech giant like Google, and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead,” Cao said. “We are committed to leveraging this support to empower our students and faculty members to reach new heights in their pursuit of knowledge and innovation.”