The Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) Extension program is a summer experience for first-year students studying computer science and related STEM fields. Like the Google CSSI Program run at Google sites, this program is designed for groups underrepresented in computing (i.e., women, underrepresented minorities in STEM, and first-generation or low-income college students).

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The CSSI Extension Program includes:

  • Soft and technical skill development.
  • Group project work culminating in app creation.
  • Opportunities to interact with Google engineers.

2020 CSSI Extension Program Dates:

LMU's 2020 CSSI Extension Program is offered as part of Google's CSSI Online Program. Program dates are July 6- 31, 2020. Program participation is limited. To be considered for LMU's 2020 Google CSSI Online Program, complete the application before May 11. (Note that due to program restraints, the program is only offered to US and Canada residents only).

For more information, contact Dr. Sandra Luca at

Philanthropic Support

Funding for the 2020 Loyola Marymount Google CSSI Extension Program has been generously provided by The Pipkin Family Foundation.

"CSSI introduced me to an amazing community of people, which I'm super grateful to be a part of - it warms my heart to see familiar and friendly faces on campus! I'm so grateful to have been a part of CSSI, and I am very excited to see where CS will take me!"

- Elena Martinez

Google CSSI Participant
Mathematics Major

"The most important benefit that I received from this program was not necessarily the skills that I gained, but rather the people that I met. These outstanding people made adjusting to college life an easy and smooth transition, and they will be my best friends for years to come.”

- Joey Ortiz

Google CSSI Participant
Computer Science Major