By: Prairie View A&M University
PRAIRIE VIEW, TX – Computer science students at Prairie View A&M University are gaining firsthand knowledge this semester from a Google software engineer.
As an instructor in the Google in Residence program, Donnell Debnam Jr. is helping train future software engineers — and other potential tech professionals — enrolled in Prairie View A&M’s introductory computer science course this fall. Fifty-four students are taking the class.
“I participated in the Google in Residence program as a student, and I am honored to return as an instructor,” says Debnam. “This innovative program was created to support greater diversity in the tech industry, and as an instructor, I have the privilege of helping the next generation of software engineers create a more inclusive culture within the STEM fields.”
Prairie View A&M is one of 14 historically black colleges, universities, and Hispanic-serving schools benefiting this fall from the Google residency program. Since being founded in 2013, the program has enabled more than 8,000 college students nationwide to absorb knowledge from Google tech professionals.
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