Weekly Download, September 21, 2021

Weekly Download


CyberCorps Scholarship

A CyberCorps Scholarship for Service info session is Thursday, September 30, 4-5 pm in Rekhi 113, or virtually via virtually via Zoom. For more info, visit mtu.edu/sfsDownload the SFS flyer.


Lectures and Seminars

  • CS Dept. Lecture Series: Dr. Jingfeng Jiang, Biomedical Engineering, Fri., Oct. 1, 3 pm, Rekhi 214
  • ICC Distinguished Lecture, Dr. Doina Caragea, Fri., Oct. 29, 3 pm, virtual
  • ICC Distinguished Lecture, Dr. Philip E. Bourne, Fri., Nov. 5, 3 pm, on-campus
  • CS New Faculty Lecture, Dr. Briana Bettin and Dr. Stefka Hristova, Fri., Nov. 12, 3 pm, Rekhi 214
  • CS Dept. Lecture Series: Dr. Junqiao Qiu, Computer Science, Fri., Nov. 19, 3 pm, Rekhi 214.


Student Employment

Superior Technologies has immediate part-time (20 hours/week) and full-time on-going internships available for juniors, seniors, and grad students.

  • Position: Software Developer (intern)
  • Majors:   Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering and related majors
  • Hours:  Flexible with both part-time (20 hours week) and full-time on-going positions. Work can be mostly remote/from home if desired.  
  • Technologies involved include Node.js, JavaScript, Golang, and MS SQL Server.

Send resumes to rob@superiortech.io and jake@superiortech.ioSuperior Technologies is located in the Lakeshore Center, downtown Houghton.


1st Year Student Railroad Scholarships

The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program is continuing a 1st Year Student Scholarship program to promote interest in the railroad industry. Up to four $500 scholarships will be awarded this fall. The award is renewable for up to four years for students who participate in REAC, maintain AREMA membership (free to students), and actively pursue a Minor in Rail Transportation. Applications are due by October 11, 2021. Learn more here.

MTU RedTeam at GrrCON

The MTU RedTeam captured 1st place in an Open Source INTelligence Capture The Flag contest (OSINT CTF), hosted at the GrrCON Cyber Security Summit and Hacker Conference, September 16-17, in Grand Rapids, MI. Thirteen RedTeam members and two RedTeam alumni attended the conference.

Competing in the CTF were Matthew Chau, Ben Gerhart, Devon Midkiff, Jacob Ludwig, Trevor Hornsby, and Leeanna Burns, who is not a MTU student. Their opponents included students from Big Ten universities and teams of industry professionals. 

"GrrCON was a fantastic success and we are all very grateful for the department's support," says Trevor Hornsby, RedTeam vice president. "After talking to several students attending for the first time, they all expressed appreciation for the knowledge and networking opportunities gained by attending."

Copper Country Coders

Global demand for 21st century workers with quality computer science skills is at an all time high. Yet, providing CS education to students around the world presents many challenges.

To help address this, Dr. Leo Ureel (CS) received a $4,914 U.S. State Dept. grant titled, “Copper Country Coders Virtual Courses" for U.S. Embassy in Bahrain.” The award supports virtual presentation of two courses to 40 Bahraini youth in grades 6-12, through the U.S. Embassy Manama, Bahrain.

The courses, Beginning Web Development and Programming Games in Python, take place October 2-30.  Undergraduates in the CCCoders student organization are developing and will conduct the classes, with emphasis on learning creative, hands-on problem solving skills in an online environment.


Computing Learning Center

The College of Computing Learning Center is open for business, on-campus and in-person! The CCLC, in Rekhi Hall, is staffed by upper-level undergraduate students and supported by Michigan Tech's College of Computing. The coaches can help with homework, broad topics, programming tips, and more, Sunday through Friday from 2-5 pm and 7-10 pm. Just stop in and get the help you need for success in your computing courses. Appointments are available but not necessary. View the CCLC schedule, meet the coaches, and find additional resources on the CCLC website.


Academic Calendar

FALL 2021
Wednesday, Sep 22, 10 a.m., Virtual Career Fair
Thursday, Sep 23, 10 a.m., Virtual Career Fair
Friday, Oct 01, 3 p.m., Homecoming Recess
Sunday, Oct 24, 12 p.m., Spring/Summer Registration Begins
Sunday, Nov 07, 11:59 p.m., Spring/Summer Registration Ends
Friday, Nov 19, 10 p.m., Thanksgiving Recess Begins
Monday, Nov 29, Classes Resume
Friday, Dec 10, Last Day of Regular Classes
Monday, Dec 13, Final Exam Period
Friday, Dec 17, Fall Semester Ends
Saturday, Dec 18, Midyear Commencement


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