Weekly Download, April 19, 2022

Congratulations Class of 2022 Graduates!

Husky Graduate Cap

This is the final issue of The Weekly Download this semester. The student newsletter will resume at the start of the fall semester. Good luck on your final exams!

What do you love about Computing[MTU]?

Destiny Michaels

Destiny MichaelsComputer Network and System Administration (BS) with Cybersecurity with Network Security Management Focus (MS)
"The blend of the courses has each class building off of one another. The faculty care about each and every student. Each course has applied to a lab that I have learned a lot in or they have applied well to my internships."
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Detroit High School Students Learn Programming

DHDC Academy Students

Through the leadership of the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation (DHDC), with Michigan Tech and Ford, eight students from César Chávez Academy High School in Detroit completed an online section of CS1121 Introduction to Programming I in fall 2021. Dual-enrolled, the students earned academic credit from both Michigan Tech and the academy. Three of the students have been accepted to begin their undergraduate studies at Michigan Tech in fall 2022! Read more.

Bradley Gipson, CNSA, Inducted into Honor Society

Epsilon Pi Tau Inductees

Bradley Gipson, Computer System and Network Administration (CNSA), is among five students inducted into Michigan Tech’s Delta Zeta Chapter of the Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society on April 7, 2022More info.

Graduate Reception Is April 29

Husky in Grad Cap

Class of 2022 College of Computing graduates and families are invited to attend a celebratory reception on Friday, April 29, 2022, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., in the Rekhi Hall student lounge, Room 201. Refreshments will be served. More info.

Showcase Poster Competition Winners

Computing[MTU] Showcase Poster Session

Thank you to all the students who entered our first-ever Computing[MTU] Showcase Poster session. The number of entries (more than 40) was much higher than expected, and the competition judges had to make some tough decisions. View the winning posters here. Congratulations to all!

New Summer Course: Intro to Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing

A new course, Intro to Quantum Computing (CS 5090) has been added to College of Computing Track B (June 27-August 12) summer sessions. The online course, instructed by Ali Ebnenasir, provides introductory exposure to Quantum Computing. The course starts with some fundamental concepts (e.g., superposition, entanglement) in Quantum Mechanics as well as the characterization of quantum information in Hilbert space. More info. View all summer 2022 courses here. 

Paid SYP Student Instructors

Summer Youth Programs

Attention, Computer Science and Software Engineering Students! The Computer Science Department is hiring paid instructors for CS Summer Youth Programs (SYP). Instructor positions pay $20/hr for 40 hours each week. Some courses with larger enrollments will also have an assistant, which pays $15/hr. If you are interested, please send your resume to Linda Ott at linda@mtu.edu. More info.

SnP Lab Recruiting Paid Research Assistants

SnP Lab

The MTU Security and Privacy (SnP) Lab is recruiting two hourly-paid research assistants for Summer 2022. The positions are supported by NSF REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) grant. If you are interested, please send your resume to Bo Chen at bchen@mtu.eduMore info.

Junior Developer Program at Amazon Detroit

Amazon Smile logo

Are you passionate about innovation and developer experience at scale? Are you interested in working on an amazing team that is building new experiences from the ground up Amazon is seeking excellent student programmers to work in an internship program located in Detroit.  More info.

Siemens Intern Position

Siemens Industry Software Inc., Livonia, MI, is seeking a software developer intern. The position supports the development of internal software, which assists presentation production for Siemens employees. The software developer intern has the responsibility of programming defined features of a Microsoft add-in with Visual Basics. More info.

Cone Drive Systems Analyst Position

Cone Drive Operations, Traverse City, MI, is seeking a Computer Systems Analyst. In the position you will work with the information technology team, department managers, and users to determine the needs of the organization, and evaluate current and develop new systems and procedures to meet the needs of the organization. More info.


Study Abroad: Cumbria Still Open

Study Abroad: Cumbria

This summer’s Study Abroad: Cumbria program, July 10 to August 13, 2022, has space for three more students. If you are interested, reach out soon to studyabroad@mtu.edu. This is a first-come-first-served opportunity. The Cumbria program will not be offered again until 2024 at the earliest. More info.

PhD Student Mental Health Research

A group of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston are interested in understanding the status of mental health among doctoral students in STEM. The researchers are seeking participants for a 35-minute research study designed to understand the influential factors that affect mental health among doctoral students in STEM. More info.

Lectures and Events

Jiban Adhikary

  • PhD Dissertation Presentation: Jiban Adhikary, CS, Apr. 26, 11 am to 12:50 pm, Rekhi 101 and virtually

College and University News

Computing Learning Center

Computing Learning Center

Finals are next week! Get the help you need at the CCLC. Stop by anytime from 2-5 pm and 7-10 pm, Sunday through Friday, and get the help you need for success in your computing courses. The Learning Center is in Rekhi 118. Discord server. CCLC coaches are also available via Zoom during lab walk-in hours.

Academic Calendar

  • Monday, May 9, Full Session Begins   
  • Monday, May 9, Session A Begins
  • Monday, May 30, Memorial Day Recess
  • Tuesday, May 31, Classes Resume
  • Thursday, Jun 23, Session A Ends
  • Friday, Jun 24, Session A Exams
  • Monday, Jun 27, Session B Begins
  • Monday, Jul 4, Independence Day Recess
  • Tuesday, Jul 5, Classes Resume
  • Thursday, Aug 11, Session B Ends
  • Thursday, Aug 11, Full Session Ends
  • Friday, Aug 12, Final Exam Period

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