Weekly Download, September 7, 2022

Hello, Students! Here's this week's student news. Please visit the student blog for more news. If you have suggestions, news, or info to share in the Weekly Download, please email computing@mtu.edu. Have a great week!

Andy Duan Is New CS Dept. Chair

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Andy Duan loves his work. Each day, he is excited to begin another day.

“As a professor, I feel I can make a difference. Over the years, I can see the impact I’ve made on my students. Sometimes just one simple word or sentence can impact people’s lives,” he says.

Dr. Duan is the new Department of Computer Science chair and professor. He joins the Michigan Tech College of Computing from the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Computer Science University of Missouri at Columbia, where he was an associate professor and director of the Computer Graphics and Image Understanding Lab. Duan replaces Linda Ott, now emeritus chair of the Computer Science department; Ott remains in the department as a professor of computer science.

“I am extremely excited to have Andy join our team,” says Dennis Livesay, Dave House Dean of Computing. “The Department of Computer Science is doing really well right now, with significant growth in enrollment, faculty, and externally funded research. I’m confident that the future will be even brighter under Andy’s leadership.”

“The College of Computing inspired me,” Duan says. “As one of only a few academic colleges in the nation dedicated to computing, it’s a unique opportunity.”

Learn more about Dr. Duan.

Student News Roundup

New posts from the College of Computing student blog.

Check Your Full-time / Part-time Status

Students working on a bachelor’s degree should be enrolled in 12 to 18 credits. This is full-time enrollment.  Check your schedule to verify that you fall within this range of credits. If not, please schedule an appointment with your undergraduate advisor this week!

Meet with Denise (Computer Science, Software Engineering)

Meet with Kay (General Computing, Cybersecurity, EET, Mechatronics, Computer & Network System Administration)

In addition, students pursuing an MS or PhD degree should be enrolled in 9 to 12 credits to be considered full-time students. Talk with your graduate program advisor.

Student Employment

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The MTU Machine Intelligence Lab is recruiting a graduate-level hourly paid research assistant for Fall 2022. n Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of machine learning and computer vision
  • Good Python programming skills
  • Strong motivation to conduct scientific research

Please send your resume to Dr. Paheding if you are interested (spahedin@mtu.edu).

Dos and Don'ts for Career Fair

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  • DO tap-in at the event
  • DO have your personal introduction ready to go
  • DO check out the companies coming online with Career Fair+
  • DON’T worry about dressing up – CareerFEST is a casual event
  • DON’T feel pressured to talk with all companies
  • DON’T miss this opportunity to interact with recruiters before Career Fair

If you are looking for more information on any of the announcements below, please click the blue link!

CareerFEST Days
Companies will be in attendance each day for in-person recruiting at CareerFEST. Stop by Walker Lawn from 11am-2pm on September 6, September 8, September 13, September 15, and September 19 to speak with a company recruiter!

Resume Review with Recruiters following CareerFEST
Tues, Sept 6, 3-5pm in Admin 220, Career Services
Thur, Sept 15, 3-5pm in Admin 220, Career Services
Mon, Sept 19 , 3-5pm in Admin 220, Career Services

  • Career Presentations
  • How to Network – Wed, Sept 7, 12pm in Admin 220, Career Services
  • Interview Prep – Wed, Sept 14, 3pm in Admin 220, Career Services
  • Interview Prep – Fri, Sept 16, 12pm in Admin 220, Career Services

Creer Services Walk-in Hours

  • 10 a.m.-5:00 .p.m, Monday-Friday, in Admin 220

Career Fair News

Check out which companies will be attending the Fall Career Fair on Handshake

Computing Learning Center

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Get the help you need. The College of Computing Learning Center (CCLC), on the first floor of Rekhi Hall, Room 118, 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.

College Lectures and Events

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College News

Academic Calendar

FALL 2022

  • View the full Academic Calendar
  • Monday, Aug 29: Instruction Begins
  • Monday, Sep 05: Labor Day Recess
  • Friday, Sep 09, 12 pm: K-day Recess
  • Monday, Sep 12: Classes Resume
  • Wednesday, Sep 21, 12 am: Career Fair
  • Wednesday, Sep 21, 2 pm: Career Fair Recess
  • Wednesday, Sep 21, 4 pm: Classes Resume
  • Friday, Oct 07, 3 pm: Homecoming Recess
  • Sunday, Oct 23, 12 pm: Spring/Summer Registration Begins    
  • Sunday, Nov 13, 11:59 pm:     Spring/Summer Registration Ends
  • Friday, Nov 18,10 pm: Thanksgiving Recess Begins
  • Monday, Nov 28: Classes Resume
  • Friday, Dec 09: Last Day of Regular Classes
  • Monday, Dec 12: Final Exam Period
  • Friday, Dec 16: Fall Semester Ends
  • Saturday, Dec 17: Midyear Commencement

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