Google Gadgets

Issue Date: 
September 9, 2009

Pitt’s Technology Leadership Institute held its annual student recognition dinner on July 17 in the William Pitt Union. The institute, which was created by Tonya Groover (A&S ’07), encourages high school students from underrepresented groups to pursue careers in computer science and technology. Students shown participated in the TLI/Google Summer Challenge, which required them to create a Google gadget or solution to a problem. Seated, from left, are Briona Coates, a Penn Hills High School senior, and Taylor Doaty, an Oakland Catholic High School senior. Standing, from left, are Samuel Dickerson, a doctoral student in the Swanson School of Engineering; Philemon Norris, a California State University-Bakersfield sophomore; Hannibal Hopson, a Loomis Chaffe School (Windsor, Conn.) junior; Isaac Taylor, a Schenley High School senior; and Groover.