Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute

Applications close February 28 at 11:59 pm PST

Dive into computer science with CSSI

Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science (CS) for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.

CSSI is not your average summer camp. It’s an intensive, interactive, hands-on, and fun program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science, software engineering, and other closely-related subjects.

Program goals

  • To provide students with an interest in computer science an opportunity to learn what their future career might hold, and inspire them to complete their work towards a technical degree.
  • To help students develop their technical skills, build confidence in their abilities, and better prepare them to study computer science or closely-related fields.
  • To help participants begin building important personal networks and friendships with a diverse group of students who share their passion for technology and computer science.
  • To give students an inside look at Google’s unique environment, community, and culture.
  • To provide exposure and insight into Google’s internship program and technical career opportunities.

designHer Hackathon 2020

GreenHer hacks is an 8-hour event taking place on Sunday, February 23rd which is intended to help middle school girls understand the impact they can make on the world by combining creative thinking with technology.

The goal of this event is to have our attendees design a mobile application that accomplishes a simple, yet empowering goal: to create a “greenher” future. All students will have the opportunity to work in teams to design a product and present their creation in front of University of Chicago professors at the end of the day. We hope that each and every one of our hackers will leave the event feeling confident in their ability to better the communities they are a part of. Registration is open to all 6th-8th grade middle school students who identify as female or gender non-binary in the Chicagoland area.

DesignHer Hacks 2020

ChiCyberCon 2020

Free for students.

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Please share this invitation with your students for free attendance…

Did you know that some hacking is ethical? Or that steganography has nothing to do with stegosaurs but with code cracking?

Learn about these topics and connect with hundreds of individuals on technology’s cutting edge at Illinois Institute of Technology’s ChiCyberCon 2020! Event highlights include:

· Enjoy free student admission

· Learn about the fields of cybersecurity and forensics through presentations by dynamic experts from the federal government and industry, including 2020 LEGIS Congressional S. Raschid Muller and Chantel A. Perry, USAA data scientist

· Interact with industry practitioners, researchers, faculty, and upper-level students active in specialty areas from cyberwarfare to the internet of things to government policy for security

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Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program

Deadline to apply: January 17, 2020 3:00 pm CT

The Amazon Future Engineer  scholarship program assists high school seniors who have completed an advanced placement computer science course, or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test and plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year college or university majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study.  Winners of the award receive $10,000 at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.

Learn more about the program and meet a previous winner here.

Last year, Lane student, Mariah B., also won the $40K award and received a guaranteed internship at Amazon!

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program


BuildChicago Hackathon for HS

BuildChicago by KreativeSunshine is a 24 hour hackathon for high school and university students focused on entrepreneurship in the Chicago area, and the best part is that it’s completely free! Members will be able to create something meaningful or start a new business with access to mentors, workshops, food, and a collaborative space. Register for free at
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University of Nebraska – Raikes School

My name is Lilly Moore and I am a Lane Tech alumna from the graduating class of 2018. Like many of you I had a computer science focus during high school taking classes such as AP Computer Science A, Android Application Development, and Physical Computing Lab.
I know many of you upperclassmen are currently either looking at or applying to colleges and I wanted to reach out and introduce to you a school that is probably not on your radar: the Raikes School at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
The Raikes School is an elite program with a focus on computer science and business. The school was developed by faculty who previously worked for the Stanford computer science department and wanted to spread their knowledge to a less known University.
All of the specifics of the Raikes School are attached below but I figured I’d pinpoint a few important facts:
  • ~90% out of the 34 students in my cohort(class) had an internship during the summer after their freshman year.
  • 4 of them, including myself :), interned at Microsoft and spent the summer in Seattle as a freshman.
  • Every student in the Raikes School either has or is very close to having a full ride.
  • Every student goes through Design Studio during their last two years which is where they complete a project for a real-world sponsor.
  • 95% of students have a job within three months of graduating.
Aside from academics the Raikes school has introduced me to some of my best friends. It has allowed me to have the experience of a Big 10 school while still enjoying the community you get from going to a small school. It really is the best of both worlds.
The link to UNL application is located here, upon admission to the University you must apply for the honors program and select “Raikes School”.
More information about applying is located in the flier but applications are due November 1st! I’d love to see more Chicago and Lane Tech faces around here!