CENG Receives The Most Impactful Project Award in Foothill College’s Research and Service Leadership Symposium
Receiving the Most Impactful Project Award out of 150 submissions from the President of Foothill College in the second annual Research and Service Leadership (RSL) Symposium reaffirms the commitment and dedication of the Computer Engineers of the Next Generation (CENG) to serve the historically underrepresented minorities in the Computer Science field. The Symposium recognizes exceptional students that lead their peers through research or service projects. The topics covered in the Symposium covered many issues, from gender inequality to mandatory sentencing to artificial intelligence in retinal scanning. Perhaps the greatest gift that the Symposium gave to us was a centralized place where we could meet with our peers in service leadership and research. Each presentation and each project inspired us to keep on fighting for what we believe in. It is often easy to lose some of the passion and drive that we started this club with; but when we heard about what these students were doing-when we saw the sheer amount of positive change that was being pushed-our determination was revitalized. Through this experience, we learned that each person can make a difference and create change.
We never forgot who we are. We are a group of high school students who sees the wealth and opportunity disparity in the Bay Area and want to change it. We want to level the playing field between the haves and the have-nots. We want to make coding accessible to everyone. Through the RSL Symposium, we not only saw the efforts made by other people in order to improve their communities, but we saw how game changing our efforts were to improve the lives of students through CENG. Moving forward, CENG is committed to furthering its works in the community and is in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to help facilitate our growing operations. We are also looking to expand both the schools we offer at and the schools our volunteers come from. For more information, visit us at cengclass.org.