Alabama A&M is one of 14 Google in Residence locations in new cohort

Software engineer will spend fall semester at Huntsville college

Google software engineer Joon Lee will spend fall semester at Alabama A&M University.

Alabama A&M University is one of 14 institutions from around the country to land a Google in Residence participant, and software engineer Joon Lee will spend fall 2023 at the school.

Lee will lead an introductory computer science class at Alabama A&M. Lee is a Google software engineering team member who specializes in Catzilla, a chaos engineering tool.

“I’m immensely proud that we have positively impacted more than 8,000 HBCU and HSI students through our Google in Residence program over the last decade,” said Google Chief Diversity Officer Melonie Parker. “We’re passionately working to build equity for HBCU and HSI students to ensure they have the skills they need to succeed in tech when they graduate and to support greater diversity in the tech industry.”

Launched in 2013, the Google in Residence program aims to support increased diversity in the tech industry through partnerships with computer science departments at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) to ensure students can gain the skills needed to succeed in tech post-graduation.

Alabama A&M is the only Alabama school that’s part of the new Google in Residence cohort.

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