Google to hire more than 6,200 workers this year

January 26, 2011

Google to hire more than 6,200 workers this year – Yahoo! News

“Google Inc. plans to hire more than 6,200 workers this year — boosting its work force by at least a quarter — in the biggest expansion yet by the Internet’s most profitable company.”

Not only that but “To retain employees, the company gave its entire work force a 10 percent raise. “



March 1, 2011 is the deadline for Hispanic College Fund Scholarships!

January 26, 2011

March 1, 2011 is the deadline for Hispanic College Fund Scholarships!

Scholarships for Hospitality, Computer Science, Health Care, Business, and More

The Hispanic College Fund is accepting scholarship applications now through March 1, 2011 for the 2011-2012 academic year. Scholarships range from $500 – $10,000. To apply, students must:
• be of Hispanic background
• maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale)
• be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have graduated from high school in the U.S. after attending at least 3 years (by June 2011)
• reside in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
• plan to enroll in a fulltime undergraduate, and in some cases graduate, program for the 2011- 2012 academic year at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
• demonstrate financial need
*Some programs will have additional requirements
Visit to apply now! Again, the deadline is coming up on March 1, 2011.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.


Erika Viramontes I Scholarship Program Manager I Hispanic College Fund
1300 L Street, NW I Suite 975 I Washington, DC 20005
Main: 202.296.5400 I Fax: 202.296.3774 I Direct: 202.503.1464

Summer 2011 Internship Opportunities

January 25, 2011

Summer 2011 Internship Opportunities. A list of links to possible summer internships maintained by Xavier University, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science. via SIGCSE

A summer program limited to students at institutions without a higher degree (good fit for MDC)

January 24, 2011

DePauw University: REU -> Home.

DePauw University is hosting a research experience for undergraduate students (REU) during the summer of 2011.This program is open to students at colleges and universities that do not have graduate programs in computer science.This allows students to do research work who might otherwise not have the opportunity.If you teach at such an institution, please encourage your students to consider our program.


This year, we have projects on persuasive technologies, developing an IDE for a functional programming language, and parallel processing (further details can be found at the link below).  The program runs from June 1st to August 5th.  Applications are due on March 15th.


Further details about the program and an electronic application form can be found at our website”

US NSF – Summer Programs in Computer Science (and others)

January 24, 2011

A list of National Science Foundation Funded REU sites in computer science can be found at These are great programs for students! I strongly suggest you find and apply for one that interests you. They can be excellent career boosters!

A list of summer research programs arranged by discipline and geographic location (includes NSF funded sites and other sites) can be found at:

Summer Student Research in Imaging and Computer Vision

January 21, 2011

iMagine – NSF REU in Imaging and Computer Vision (Montclair State University).

students will work individually and collaboratively on a wide variety of imaging and computer vision problems benefiting from a group of experienced research mentors.



Software Language Engineering Summer Program

January 19, 2011

 REU-SLE 2011 — REU-SLE. “The online application is now available!The Summer 2011 offering of the University of Alabama UA Research Experience for Undergraduates in Software Language Engineering REU-SLE spans 9 weeks and offers opportunities for 10 students from UA and other institutions across the Nation. Participant will receive:

  • Stipend of $4,320
  • Travel stipend of up to $600
  • Housing in an apartment-style dorm on the UA campus
  • Meal allowance
  • Professional conference registration, travel, lodging, and meals
  • Field trip travel, lodging, and meals
  • Books and other supplementary materials”