Outreach Initiatives

The Department of Computer Science's outreach initiatives is a coordinated effort between the department, college, and industry partners. We recognize that the scientific, economic, and human resource advantages that the US now enjoys are dependent on an IT workforce large and diverse enough to meet accelerating demand. The department and college have created a number of programs designed to help develop and sustain a strong, Engineering and IT labor pool. Our mission is to increase the quantity and quality of female and minority students and others who have been historically underrepresented in computer science. Our outreach initiatives provide distinctive programs, supportive services, mentoring, financial, and academic opportunities to highly-motivated women and minority students who have interest and potential to pursue careers in computer science.

For information regarding:

  1. High School Visits
  2. Dr. Peter Keiller 
    Associate Professor, Recruitment Coordinator 
    Computer Science 
    (202) 806-4828
    E-Mail: pk@scs.howard.edu

  3. HUSEM Distinguished Scholars Summer Program
  4. Undergraduate Research

    Camelia Sadler
    Program Coordinator
    email: csad360@gmail.com

  5. Pre-Freshman in Computer Science (PREFICS) Program.

    Dr. Legand L. Burge, III
    Professor and PI PREFICS Program
    Computer Science 
    (202) 806-4852
    E-Mail: blegand@scs.howard.edu

  6. For General Inquiries

    Todd Shurn, Outreach Coordinator
    Associate Professor and Outreach Coordinator
    Computer Science 
    E-Mail: shurn@scs.howard.edu


Howard West: A First Step in Creating More Opportunities for African-American Engineers

Fri, February 2, 2018

Howard West, an educational and career development initiative between Howard University and Google, Inc., is a first step in creating more opportunities for African-American engineers. Howard West, a vision of President Frederick, was realized in 2017 with a successful pilot program. (Photo credit: Google) Read More >>

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop (Wed. Nov. 16th @ 6:30p - HUIRB 1st Floor)

Tue, November 15, 2016

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop (Wed. Nov. 16th @ 6:30p - HUIRB 1st Floor) Serious about launching your own startup! This is one of several workshops that will be offered throughout the year. For those students who participate in all the workshops, they will receive up to $3K to fund their venture. Read More >>


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