Weekly Download, October 25, 2022

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Why did you choose Michigan Tech?

Dominika Bobik

Dominika Bobik, 4-year Computer Engineering (BS) major
"I choose Michigan Tech because of its stellar academics and smaller community that allows me to make the most out of the many on-campus opportunities."
Future plans: I would like to focus on operating systems programming, specifically on the networking component.

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Scott Diehl of Google to Present Talk, Workshop

Scott Diehl, Google

  • TALK: Dr. Scott Diehl will present a Computer Science Colloquium lecture Fri., Oct. 28, 3-4 p.m., Rekhi 214. Diehl is a senior staff engineering manager in Google’s Cloud Netinfra organization, leading a team working on high-performance virtualized networking using offloaded hardware. 
  • STUDENT WORKSHOP: Technical interviews can sound intimidating and feel like an obstacle between you and a great job. To help, Scott Diehl will conduct a student workshop titled, "Technical Interviews: An informal workshop for CS and SE majors," Fri., Oct. 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Rekhi 214. Computer Science and Software Engineering majors are encouraged to attend.
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE SOCIAL: Join the Department of Computer Science for refreshments and conversation Fri., Oct, 26, 4 p.m., Rekhi 218.
  • SCOT DIEHL BIO: Diehl grew up in Houghton and attended Michigan Tech for the first two years of his computer science education. He graduated with a B.S./M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, and completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Diehl joined Google Madison in 2010. He is now a Senior Staff Engineering Manager in Google’s Cloud Netinfra organization, leading a team working on high-performance virtualized networking using offloaded hardware. He is also a co-founder of CMX Games, which published the board game “Copper Country.” Learn more.

Student News Brief

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The Robotics Systems Enterprise (RSE) will present an info session on Thur., Oct. 27, at 6:00 p.m. in EERC 809. The session will give a broad overview of the RSE enterprise and discuss current projects and teams. The RSE is an industry-driven enterprise that focuses on solving real-world industrial and engineering problems. Learn more.

Student Events and Deadlines

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service

ROBOT101 Events

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  • Oct. 26, 12 p.m.: Americanizing the Robot: Westinghouse Electric and the Rise of a Global Consumer Icon; Library East Reading Room
  • Nov. 2, 12 p.m.: Robotic Art as critical intervention: Petit Mal; Library East Reading Room
  • Nov. 9, Weds., 12 p.m.: The Robot Plot. a
    Panel Discussion, Library East Reading Room
  • Nov. 17, 12 p.m.: Caution: Robots at Work, a Panel Discussion; Library East Reading Room
  • View all ROBOT101 events

College Lectures and Events

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  • Oct. 28, 3-4 p.m. Computer Science Colloquium Lecture: Scott Diehl, Google, Rekhi 214
  • Oct. 28, 4 p.m. Computer Science Social: Refreshments and Conversation, Rekhi 218 
  • Oct. 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Student Workshop: “Technical Interviews: An informal workshop for CS and SE majors” with Scott Diehl, Google, Rekhi 214
  • Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m. ICC Distinguished Lecture: Khalid Saqr, Tohoku University, virtual

College News

Computing Learning Center

Get the help you need at the CCLC.

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.

Academic Calendar

FALL 2022

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  • 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


  • Monday, Jan 09, Instruction Begins
  • Monday, Jan 16, Martin Luther King Day Recess
  • 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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