Sweet Briar starts new computer science program in partnership with Google

    Students in one of the new classes at Sweet Briar College. (Sweet Briar College)

    AMHERST Co., Va. (WSET) -- Sweet Briar College recently announced their collaboration with Google to offer their students computer and data science classes.

    Google is working with eight colleges, including Sweet Briar, on the pilot courses during the 2018-2019 school year.

    The courses are aimed to "increase undergraduate access to quality computer and data science education by leveraging new technologies and teaching techniques."

    The Applied Computing Series of courses are designed to attract students who wouldn't normally take a computer science class.

    Google helps by creating cutting-edge, industry-relevant content and projects, while Sweet Briar faculty teaches the new content to students.

    Currently, by award-winning math professor Raina Robeva is teaching the fall course, Foundations of Python Programming.

    The second course, How to Think Like a Data Scientist, will be offered to the students in the spring.

    You can learn more about the program here and here.

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