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Monday, March 7, 2016

Howard University Engineering Student, David Hill, Joins Silicon Valley Firm Cisco Systems for Spring Break and Earns Three National Awards

David Hill

David Hill

Nationwide — At 13 years old, David Hill II, was recognized as one of the youngest and first African-Americans in the State of New York to earn an ‘A’ grade in college mathematics during his summer break. He graduated from high school at 16 years old in the top of his graduating class while completing 53 college credits. Early on, he developed a passion for computational science and engineering, while leading the software programming team with FIRST Robotics Tech Challenge in New York.

A senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prize, Claes Nobel stated, “I am proud to announce that David Hill has been selected to become a member of our esteemed organization as a National Scholar. I am also honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that David has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of excellence.”

In addition, to this recognition, David was also inducted into the National Honor Society and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

During most school breaks, he effectively leverages his time to grow and learn. He spent previous summers at Northwestern University learning about leadership, at Cornell University learning about engineering and Dartmouth College learning about mathematics.

The summer immediately after high school he accepted a software engineering internship at the technology giant Corning Incorporated where he successfully contributed to the software and modeling simulation group.

Although he earned acceptance to the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Virginia and New York University last fall; he decided to attend the historic Howard University engineering program because of the multidisciplinary practical learning opportunities and merit scholarship.

“I am currently a rising college junior at 17 years old conducting cyber-security research on global satellite systems with Dr. Gerard Bloom and find it very interesting,” Hill said. “Shadowing with Cisco Systems during my spring break will allow me to develop market driven skills and obtain a practical perspective of market dynamics in the technology industry.”


David Hill, Sr., Managing Partner
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