Weekly Download, November 8, 2022

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

Ketan Patil

Ketan Patil, Graduate Student, Computer Science
"The course offerings in theoretical computer science primarily focusing on algorithms and the flexibility in designing your curriculum based on your interests and goals are some of the major factors that led me to pick Michigan Technological University as my graduate school for a comprehensive Computer Science education."
Pronouns: He, him, his
Future Plans: I want to enable solutions to complex problems through code at scale. In addition, my aim is to propagate businesses and innovation forward through methodologies employed in Advanced Analytics and Data Science.
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Meet CCLC Coach Xiaojie Chen

Xiaojie Chen

About me: My name is Xiaojie Chen, and I am an international undergraduate Computer Science student at Michigan Technological University. I come from China; this is my second year here at Houghton. I love Computer Science and programming in general. I’m familiar with Java, Python, and Javascript. In my free time, I enjoy using Node.js to design and create a full-stack website. Besides programming, I love watching movies and listening to music.

Thoughts on CCLC coaching: I consider that this opportunity will strengthen my communication and leadership skills. I love to help other students, and I believe that tutoring them also reinforces my skills and techniques. Consequently, I’ll also be required to remain highly knowledgeable in the area I’m tutoring in. This means that I’ll continue to review and add upon my knowledge base. These outcomes are important for my growth as a professional, and that’s the reason I want to be a College of Computing Learning Center Coach.

CS Courses that I can help with: CS 1121, CS 1122, CS 1142, CS 2311, CS 2321, CS 3000, CS 3141, CS 3311, CS 3331, CS 3411, CS 3421, CS 3425

Programming languages I know: C, Java, JavaScript, Python, Rust

Student News Briefs

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

Celebrating First Generation College Students. Students, staff, faculty, and alumni who are first-generation college students are invited to help recognize first-generation students on Nov. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Van Pelt and Opie Library. Stop by to say hello, sign a banner, grab a treat, and pick up a sticker celebrating first-gen accomplishments. At noon, a group photo of first-gens and their advocates will be taken at the Husky statue (weather permitting). Participants will receive an “I’m First” T-shirt. More info.

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NCSA Guest Speaker. The Networking and Computing Student Association (NCSA) will host guest speaker Cory Lueninghoener, Sandia National Laboratories, at their weekly meeting Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in Chem Sci 108. Learn more.

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AISES Seeks Indigenous Students, Allies for Relaunch. Indigenous peoples and alumni are invited to join AISES on Nov. 9, 5:30-7 p.m. in Fisher 326, to discuss relaunching an American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) chapter here at Michigan Tech. Learn more.

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Scoping your Design Expo Project. Learn tips, tricks, and tools that you can leverage to collect and organize your Design Expo project materials at a workshop on Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. in Library 244. Learn more.

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Save the date for Design Expo 2023.Michigan Tech’s 23rd Design Expo will be held April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s event will be spread across the first floor of the Van Pelt and Opie Library and the MUB Ballroom.Learn more.


DOE Fellowships Writing Support. The Graduate School is assisting graduate students who wish to apply for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) fellowships, including the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship and the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship. Learn more.

Student Events and Deadlines

Xuewei Cao

ROBOT101 Events

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  • 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

Ali Ebnenasir

College News

Computing Learning Center

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

  • View the full Academic Calendar 
  • 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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