Google donates 30 more computer to CofC computer science program

CHARLESTON, SC - CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The College of Charleston's Computer Science Department has received another shipment of computers from Google Inc.

As part of the second grant from Google, the department received 30 desktop computers and monitors this week. Earlier this year, the College received a donation of 20 computers from Google for the Computer Science Department.

The new 30 machines will continue to help improve the Computer Science Department's cutting-edge programs, as well as further the implementation of new, innovative programs.  

"This donation from Google to the Computer Science Department, combined with the continued generosity of Google and the other partner companies, enriches student experiences in ways that are not attainable otherwise. The learning and community impacts of the Google donations will last for years to come," says Chris Starr, Chairman of the Computer Science Department.

According to Starr, "Computer science at the College of Charleston is positioned for growth thanks to this donation and through partnerships with 14 other industrial leaders in the United States. The department is intensely agile and focused on undergraduate preparation for global computing opportunities."

Google recently built a data center near Goose Creek, in Berkeley County.

Along with the computers, Google is also supporting the Computer Science Department at the College of Charleston to host the Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) workshop. This three-day workshop will provide educators with resources and ideas to help them introduce the principles of computer science to young people in a fun and relevant way.

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