There have been a lot of events/opportunities for information systems (I.S.) students floating around this week, so I wanted to recap on what is going on in the near future. There are numerous ways for you to be engaged outside of the classroom. Let me know if you have interest in any of these.
Have a great weekend,
ISCPA CareerFest in Tinley Park on Wednesday, Feb 15 – 10am – 3pm
Over 90 employers. If you are a senior and are still looking for employment after graduation, YOU NEED TO GO TO THIS.
Transportation provided by Career Center
$10 cash for early registration. Sign up in Career Center by February 8 (Shilling Room 103)
Midwest Digital Marketing Conference, April 12 and 13 in St. Louis, Union Station
There is an opportunity to hear from some of the best and brightest at companies like Facebook, Google, Salesforce, and Twitter at this year’s Midwest Digital Marketing Conference. It’s hosted by University of Missouri–St. Louis and includes a networking/career fair. To learn more: https://umsldigitalconference.com/
- April 12 & 13, 2017
- Registration for students is $50
If this interests you, please fill out the short form linked here: https://goo.gl/forms/bXReh3pE3Gslr5Hl1
Once we know who is interested, more information will be sent from Dr. Carrie Trimble.
Current Trends in Supercomputing Webinar: Tues, Feb 8 11am
If you are interested in learning more about what is happening in the world of supercomputing, this webinar just came across my inbox that looks interesting. I have class at 11 and I know some of you do too, but for those that don’t, it might be worth a listen. https://goo.gl/AkHYZ6
This webinar is sponsored by ACM (Association of Computing Machinery). It’s a good professional organization for students and professionals with all things related to IT, computer science, etc. I have info on how to start a student chapter, if you’re interested.
Peer Tutor Opportunity for I.S. Classes
The Office of Student Success is looking for work study eligible students who are interested in serving as a peer tutor for I.S. classes. Assistance is typically needed for IS130, IS270, IS240, and IS221. Peer Tutors make themselves available through appointment to assist those in needed grasping difficult concepts or with lab exercises. If interested, please contact me. You need to have received a high grade in the class (B+ or better) to be eligible.
Argonne National Laboratory Cyber Defense Competition: March 31 – April 1 (all day) (Need to know by Monday!)
Are you interested in designing foolproof networks, fending off cyber attacks and developing systems that keep information secure? Join Argonne National Laboratory in our Second Annual Cyber Defense Competition on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Collegiate teams (Blue Team) come together to design and defend their network against the attackers (Red Team), who attempts to infiltrate the network and disrupt services. Create a team from your college or university and be a part of this growing tradition. Each team is comprised of up to 6 participants with a minimum of 3 students to compete. Each team must also have at least one faculty member as the institutional representative. More information can be found here: http://cyberdefense.anl.gov/
REU Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences
The Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) hosts a ten week Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program where students work collaboratively on a wide variety of computational science projects. Each student receives a stipend of $5,000, free housing in university dormitories, and up to $600 in travel expenses to and from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ten students will be selected.
Undergraduate, community college student, or high school senior attending college in the fall, interested in a major that is within the computational sciences umbrella (leaves out few majors as it includes all sciences, mathematics, engineering, finance, statistics, etc.) with at least a 2.75 GPA, considering a career in research and/or graduate school in your major, being a US citizen or permanent resident, and graduating at least one semester after completion of the REU.
March 1, 2017: Application deadline.
April 1, 2017: Notification of decision.
May 22, 2017 through July 30, 2017: Program dates.
The research activities of the CCT are organized into five Focus Areas: Core Computing Sciences, Coast to Cosmos, Material World, Cultural Computing, and System Science and Engineering. These are broad, and sometimes overlapping areas where faculty from diverse departments (Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Civil Engineering, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computing Engineering, Music, Business, etc.) collaborate in multidisciplinary projects. Our REU students learn how to use some of the nation’s largest supercomputers, may participate in the setup and management of large-scale simulations, and may take on an important role in the analysis and visualization of the simulation results.