After receiving the best grades possible in their computer science coursework, two T&T students graduated at the top of Howard University’s College of Engineering and Architecture.
Deante Taylor, 23, and Tyrone Smith, 22, now have positions as software engineers at tech behemoths Amazon and Google, respectively, thanks to their accomplishments. They are currently working on a “pipeline” initiative that will assist other T&T citizens in obtaining internships in the US.
At the graduation ceremony held in Washington, DC, the two young men were presented with diplomas alongside US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley.
Taylor shared, “Essentially at Howard, the highest grade point average (GPA) you can have is a 4.0 which is essentially a perfect GPA, and Tyrone and I both achieved this grade.”
In addition to pursuing their professional goals, they intend to further the “pipeline” initiative, which has already sent five students and their families to the US for internships, in the hopes that it would open up additional chances for other T&T nationals.