Google grant for ANU's Computer Science Department
Africa Nazarene University's department of Computer and Information Technology has received a $4,000 grant from technology giant Google to specifically boost the capacity of computer teachers in Kenyan high schools. Through this initiative, ANU seeks to motivate high school students to pursue computing to even higher levels such as the nationally respected ANU Computer Science degree.
The grant which comes through the 2012 Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) initiative is part of Google’s Engineering University Program that seeks to connect Google Engineering with students and academics, ensuring that new and existing opportunities for collaboration are recognized, supported and grown. The annual grant is awarded to high quality capacity building proposals to help universities develop workshops for local high school Computer Science teachers.
Towards this end, the department will hold a 3-day workshop from 16 to18th August 2012. The workshop will incorporate hands-on exercise in the computer labs in areas of mobile programming, website development and e-commerce among other disciplines. The workshop will also incorporate talks by industry leaders and discussions on new and emerging curricula at the high school level.