Industry and Academia Efforts: Experiences with Google Faculty in Residence Program
Friday, September 20, 2019 — 2:30PM - 3:30PM
In this panel, a few of the faculty selected to Google’s Faculty in Residence (FIR) Program in 2018 will discuss their experiences from the program with emphasis placed on project-based learning . During the month-long Google FIR program, faculty worked with program managers in Google University Relations and Engineering Education and with Google Engineers from different departments. Among the many aspects of the program, these stood out the most in preparing our students from a technical standpoint: the technical interview, testing, code review, and project-based learning. After receiving training on Google’s software engineering best practices, each faculty member designed and developed individual projects with the goal of bringing project-based learning techniques into their department’s curriculum while at the same time supporting diverse and inclusive classrooms. Each project was unique and focused on perceived needs in their academic programs. Diversity and inclusion of students’ backgrounds and experience level were prominent in project design and considerations. The projects span from lower to upper level courses and included cross-curriculum experiences outside of the traditional classroom. The panelists will describe their class projects designed during the FIR program which feature project-based learning, their outcomes and lessons from implementing it in their classes, and also share their experiences in other aspects of the FIR program.
Alvaro Monge, Professor, California State University Long Beach