• Career Column,  This Week's Paper

    QC is first CUNY to Receive Partnership with Google for Computer Science

    Doors are opening for incoming freshman with a passion for computer science and all things technology at Queens College.   This past summer, a lucky group of 26 freshmen were competitively selected to be the first cohort to participate in Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute Extension at QC.   “I am very pleased to join with Google to offer students this rich opportunity,” President Félix V. Matos Rodriguez shared with the QC community. Adding, he is “…proud to be among the nine colleges nationwide selected to participate.”   Thirty-three percent of the summer’s cohort was female, in-addition to thirty-three percent of the cohort being a member of minority groups underrepresented…

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    Club Spotlight: Let’s Talk Python

    By Bella Rubin and Daniella Namdar Let’s Talk Python (LTP) is an elite computer science club at Queens College, which utilizes a collaborative, community-based approach to learn Python, the computer coding language. Python’s simplicity and power makes it the preferred language of technology companies including Google, IBM, NASA, Goldman Sachs, and Facebook. Python is easy to learn and can be used to create apps, websites, games and search engines. LTP founder and president Bella Rubin started the club to create a community of people passionate about learning the Python language in an interactive and motivational environment. Rubin knows technology is the future, and coding will enable students to think creatively…