For Howard business professor Curtis C. Cain, the big wake-up call about diversity and computing came during his initial week in graduate school at Auburn University.
School of Business Professor Doubles Down on Prepping More Black Men for Computing Careers.
On the precipice of the new millennium, when Curtis Cain, PhD, was still an inquisitive middle school student, his grandmother bought him what was then a top-of-the-line computer from a home shopping network. He promptly dissected it to figure out how it worked. “I was big on taking things apart, but sometimes the reassembly didn’t go as planned,” he says, chuckling.