With the launch of the Data Science program, Lehman College will be offering two project-based learning, data analytics courses in the Fall 2016 semester in the Sociology Department and Department of Computer Science. Both courses will serve as models on how to build project-based learning into courses using big data and computer programming techniques.
LaGuardia Community College
LaGuardia’s New Media Technology major offers students the opportunity to work and develop a broad understanding of multimedia and Internet-based technologies. Using a contextualized education model, they will be offering a hack-a-thon-inspired Fall 2016 course the incorporates industry-based coding projects.
Giving students a manager’s perspective on software development, Queens College will offer a software engineering course focused on project management, the software development lifecycle, and team leadership. Software engineering ethics will be discussed throughout the semester so that the student can be properly prepared for project leadership in the workplace.
Designed for juniors and seniors in computer science and information technology degree programs, #CUNYCodes is a portfolio development program that provides CUNY students the opportunity to grow their applied software development expertise. Under the guidance of an experienced industry mentor, students spend 12 weeks working in teams to design and develop their own deployable applications. Incorporating industry concepts and practices such as user case analysis, SCRUM, and agile in development into their workflow, students live demo their applications at the end of each 12-week session. With an emphasis on real-world scenarios and professional mentorship, #CUNYCodes is helping to create New York City’s next generation of highly skilled tech talent.
CUNY Tech Meetup
The CUNY Tech Meetup puts CUNY and its community of students, alumni, faculty and supports front and center in New York City’s growing tech sector. Members connect not only with each other but also with the larger NYC tech ecosystem- gaining insights and inspiration from the tech and innovation culture of this great city.
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CUNY Internship Programs
The City University of New York, in partnership with the New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT), provides City agencies and public schools with a streamlined and cost-effective way to hire interns to support STEM-related projects. Interns serve as application/web developers, database analysts/designers, engineers, business analysts, healthcare specialists, and many other roles, often working on mission- critical projects at their agencies.
Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship-NY (WITNY):
Launched in March 2016 by CUNY, Cornell Tech, and Verizon, the WiTNY initiative aims to increase the number of young women pursuing careers in technology by offering summer programs in technology product design and entrepreneurism for graduating high school senior girls en route to CUNY, scholarships for CUNY undergraduate women, as well as internships and community support to help young women persist in pursuing computer science and related technology degrees.
The WiTNY Career Access Program helps young women develop valuable career skills to land internships and begin careers within New York City’s tech sector. Students participate in career readiness workshops, receive one-on-one career coaching, and have special access to top tech internship opportunities with WiTNY partners such as Verizon/AOL, Citibank, IBM, and Xerox.