Weekly Download, November 30, 2021

Student Spotlight

Daniel Masker

Third-year Computer Science student Daniel Masker shares his favorite thing about the College of Computing. What do you love about the College of Computing? Share your story here.

Student News: MTU RedTeam Takes The Lead

MTU RedTeam

The MTU RedTeam has set more records in Fall 2021 National Cyber League (NCL) competitions! In the individual games, three RedTeam players ranked in the top 100, out of 6,475 players. They are Josh Stiebel, who ranks 15th, besting a RedTeam record set a Fall 2017, and Ryan Klemm (18th) and Stu Kernstock (65th).

In team competition, RedTeam@MTU, was ranked 10th out of 3,916 teams from hundreds of universities across the U.S. The team members were Stu Kernstock, Matthew Chau, Sankalp Shastry, Ryan Klemm, Josh Stiebel, Thad Sander, and Tayler Wilczynski. Twenty-nine Michigan Tech students competed in the fall 2021 NCL Cyber Competitions. Professors Yu Cai (AC) and Bo Chen (CS) are co-advisors of the MTU RedTeam. Read the blog post here.



  • Biocomputing and Digital Health Lecture Series: Sangyoon Han (BME), Dec. 6, 12-1 pm, Rekhi Hall 214
  • MS Defense: Zach Dekraker, "Modeling Human Visual Detection using Deep Networks," Dec. 3, 4 pm, Rekhi G009

Student Employment

Michigan Tech Information Technology is hiring a Student Linux Support Technician. Our IT Operations department is looking for somebody who is able to work and grow their skills in a Linux environment. Must be able to work throughout the Spring, and Summer (required) semesters. Customer service skills are required as there will be times where you will be expected to work closely with faculty, staff, and students here on campus. Apply on Handshake: Job #5665718.

Rail Transportation Program Scholarships

Rail Transportation Program

The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program is accepting applications for their Alumni and Friends scholarship program, which is funded by the CN Endowment and donations from Rail Program alumni and friends. Link to the application here. The application deadline is Dec 10, 2021.
Separately, the AREMA scholarship, which has a deadline of Dec. 3, 2021, has typically offered more than 30 scholarships worth more than $30,000. Download a flyer with more info here.

Introduction to Quantum Computing

Intro to Quantum Computing

CS5090 • Spring 2022 • Instructor: Dr. Ali Ebnenasir
This is an introductory course on Quantum Computing (QC) with emphasis on computational aspects of physical quantum systems. Prerequisites are CS4321 and CS3311. Download a course flyer here. Contact Dr. Ebnenasir at aebnenas@mtu.edu.

Finals Are Still Coming! The CCLC Is Here to Help.

Computing Learning Center

Everyone needs help sometimes, especially at the end of the semester. The Learning Center, on the first floor of Rekhi Hall, is open to ALL students enrolled in computing classes, and it's FREE! 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.

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

View the full Academic Calendar
FALL 2021
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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