Weekly Download, January 17, 2023

Are you into Cybersecurity?

Prof. Yu Cai and student

The full-ride 2-3 year CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) prepares you for a meaningful career that begins in a cybersecurity-related position with a Federal State, local, or tribal government agency. Find details on the SFS website.

Curious? Interested? The MTU CyberCorps team will host an info session on Wednesday, February 1, from 5-6 p.m. in Rekhi 112 or online via Zoom.

Students in these majors may apply: Computer Science, Computer Network and System Administration, Cybersecurity, Electrical and Computing Engineering, Management Information Systems, and other students with a strong interest in cybersecurity.

Scholarship majors include: B.S. in Cybersecurity, M.S. in Cybersecurity, and a Cybersecurity minor.

Michigan Governor Congratulates RedTeam

MTU RedTeam

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has personally recognized the Michigan Tech RedTeam for finishing 8th in the National Cyber League Fall 2022 Competition. In a letter addressed to Associate Professor Bo Chen, Computer Science, Governor Whitmer writes, “I am truly grateful for all the contributions your team has made to our state, Led by your coach … your team has managed to succeed in the ranks and demonstrate your collaborative effort and dedication to the National Cyber League.” Learn more.

Student News Briefs

Find more student news on the College of Computing student blog.

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Innovation Week 2023 Talks and Events. Husky Innovate will host five innovation-themed events the week of Jan. 17-20. The events are a great way to connect with alumni, students, faculty, and the community. Registration required.  Learn more.

Jacson Ott

McNair Scholars Program.Have you thought about going to grad school and not having to worry about student loans? Applications open soon for the first group of McNair Scholars. Info sessions are January 18 at 2 p.m. and January 24 at 2 p.m., both in the MUB Alumni Lounge. The meetings will also be available via Zoom.Learn more.

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Blue Marble Security Enterprise (BME) will conduct an info session Jan. 19, at 7 p.m., in Dow 642. (Free pizza!) BME project teams will review their current projects and the majors they are looking for. BME members will help Interested students register and/or choose a project to shadow.Learn more.

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NSF IRES: IRiKA Paid Internship in Korea.Eligible undergraduate and graduate students can apply for an eight-week paid research internship in Korea during the summer of 2023. The grant is through the National Science Foundation. Learn more.

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Summer 2023 Portage Health Foundation (PHF) Graduate Assistantships applications are being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m. on Feb. 28 to the Graduate School. Find instructions and details here.

Student Employment

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Summer Youth Programs is Hiring. Each year, SYP hires 50-plus undergraduate and graduate students for a variety of rewarding experiences that build capacity in leadership, communication, and critical interpersonal skills. Info sessions are Jan. 16 and Jan 25. Learn more.

Students relax on the lawn

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is hiring students for the following 2023-2024 positions: Orientation Team Leader, Success Coach, ExSEL Peer Mentor, and Peer Teaching Assistant. Learn more.

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The Planetary Surface Technology Development Lab (PSTDL), or Huskyworks, needs three talented students to help develop technology for Lunar and Martian In-situ Resource Utilization. If you want to help develop space technology, learn more.

Students move into the dorm

Residence Education and Housing Services is looking for resident assistant (RA) applicants. Students who want to help us create an inclusive and supportive community in the residence halls are invited to apply. Learn more.

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Earn Cash and Gain Research Experience.Do you have experience building websites or web-based applications? If so, we are looking for students to join our research team to help us develop a new negotiation tool for a multi-institutional European Union-funded research project called JUSTNORTH. Learn more.

Student Events and Deadlines

Prof. Yu Cai and student Drew Youngstrom

College News

Meet CCLC Coach Daniel Masker

Daniel Masker

About me: I am a senior Computer Science student that is interested in all things technological and mechanical. In my spare time, I write programs, play video games, cook, unicycle, and participate in any activity that could be construed as 'fun.' I enjoy the social events that happen on campus and I am currently president of the D&D Club and the webmaster for Broomball.
Thoughts on CCLC coaching: It's been fun working with the students in the introductory courses, and I hope to see some of the interesting designs they come up with in the more advanced courses!
CS courses that I can help with: CS 1131, CS 1142, CS 2311, CS 2321, CS 3000, CS 3141, CS 3311, CS 3331, CS 3425, CS 4121, CS 4321
Programming languages that I know: Assembly Language, C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Lua, PHP, Python, SQL, Visual Basic, C#

Computing Learning Center

Need Answers? The College of Computing Learning Center (CCLC) is here top help. Located on the first floor of Rekhi Hall, Room 118, the CCLC is staffed by upper-level undergraduate students and supported by the College of Computing. The friendly CCLC coaches are available to help succeed in your computing courses. No appointments are necessary. Free. Open to all students taking computing classes. This fall, the Learning Center is open Sunday-Friday according to the schedule here.

Why did you choose Michigan Tech and the College of Computing?

Priya Kaur, Graduate Student, Health Informatics

Priya Kaur, Graduate Student, Health Informatics
"A close-knit community and peaceful life are what any knowledge-seeking person craves, and this is where Michigan Technological University comes in. This is a University with personalized approach to studies that allows students to attain new heights."
Pronouns: She, her
Future Plans: I would want to start applying my knowledge in the field and then come back to school to get a Ph.D.
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Academic Calendar


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  • Wednesday, Feb 08, 10 p.m., Winter Carnival Recess Begins
  • Monday, Feb 13, Classes Resume
  • Friday, Mar 03, 10 p.m., Break Begins
  • Sunday, Mar 12, 12 p.m., Fall Registration Begins
  • Monday, Mar 13, Classes Resume
  • Sunday, Apr 02, 11:59 p.m., Fall Registration Ends
  • Friday, Apr 21, Last Day of Regular Classes
  • Monday, Apr 24, Final Exam Period Begins
  • Friday, Apr 28, Spring Semester Ends
  • Friday, Apr 28, Spring Graduate Student Commencement
  • Saturday, Apr 29, Spring Undergraduate Student Commencement

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