Google awards Generation Scholarship to senior

Google awarded a $10,000 Generation Scholarship and the opportunity to participate in Google’s Computer Science Summer Internship to Megha Srivastava ’14.

The scholarship is merit-based and offered to seniors who are certain they want to study computer science in college. She applied for the scholarship in March, and is especially looking foward to attending the internship. The internship is part of the broader Generation Google Scholarship package and it is required to participate in the internship in order to accept the scholarship.

“All the kids who get into that program are people who are really passionate about computer science, even if they might not have as much experience as the scholars might have,” Srivastava said.

She will be staying at Google headquarters in Mountain View, though the exact location has not yet been disclosed.

The internship consists of a three-week program, which includes lessons, lectures and labs. The interns explore Google’s work environment and learn more about their software development, Srivastava said.

“I really wanted to be able to go to Google because I don’t know that much about networks and web apps and how the computer science behind Google software works,” Srivastava said.

The interns will learn skills for software development, including Python and Android development.

A final project, which might be something like an Android app or a website, is due at the end of the program.

“I wanted to use this experience as a way to judge whether I’m interested in the company side of computer science or the academic research side,” Srivastava said.


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