Gator Day Fall 2014: Frontiers in Computing Competition

Posted by admin on October 23, 2014
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The Department of Computer Science will host an exciting new Gator Day event next week on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Frontiers in Computing: A Writing and Speaking Competition with a Computational Twist

Location: Alden Hall 101

Time: 11:00 AM, October 28

Lead Presenters: Professor Gregory Kapfhammer and Contestants

Do you have a new idea in the area of computing? Are you already breaking new ground in a frontier of computation? Are you learning more about a new area of computer science and want to share what you have learned with others? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you should enter this fun and rewarding competition! Along with submitting one paragraph that describes their idea, contestants are invited to give a five minute presentation explaining a chosen topic, using no more than five slides. Audience members will serve as judges to determine the winner of a $50 Amazon gift card. All students are invited to participate, either by giving a presentation or serving as a judge.

A departmental luncheon will follow the contest, and the winner will be announced when this session ends around 1:15 pm.

The Web site for these details is at:

Please send an email with your intention to enter the competition to Professor Gregory Kapfhammer. Remember, you must bring slides and one paragraph describing your idea to the competition that starts at 11:00 am on October 28.

Download the poster here.

Federated Investors Career Opportunity

Posted by David Wagner on October 20, 2014
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Federated Investors will be on campus on Wednesday, October 22 for a presentation about career opportunities in information technology. The session will begin during the regularly scheduled department coffee and tea in Alden Hall at 2:30 PM. In addition to coffee and tea, pizza will be provided.

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Women in Science Meeting

Posted by admin on October 09, 2014
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Join Women in Science for their first general meeting of the year on Friday, Oct. 10 from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in Campus Center 301/302. Lunch will be provided. Learn more about the events, mentorships, and opportunities planned for this year. Participating departments include biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, geology, global health studies, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, and psychology.

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Internship Opportunity With Carnegie Mellon IT Lab

Posted by David Wagner on September 15, 2014
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Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College will host the 2015 IT Lab: Junior Summer Institute, a seven week paid summer fellowship program ($1,000) for rising seniors.

Students in CMU’s IT Lab will interact with top CMU faculty on research projects in urban systemsdigital entertainment analyticshealthcare IT, and data privacy. Along with their experiential learning activities, IT Lab Fellows will take two summer courses at CMU, one in empirical methods and one in innovation.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2014

The IT Lab: Junior Summer Institute will accept applications from U.S. citizens/permanent residents pursuing STEM-related undergraduate degrees such as computer science, engineering, math, physics, information technology, or business information systems.

The IT Lab will provide its Fellows with a stipend of $1,000 in addition to completely covering the cost of participating in this unique summer fellowship opportunity. This includes tuition, books and supplies, transportation to and from Pittsburgh, housing, meals, and social functions.

The 2015 IT Lab: Junior Summer Institute will begin Friday, June 12 and conclude Saturday, August 1.

To be eligible for consideration, prospective students must meet all of the following qualifications:

1.       Be entering his/her senior year in August 2015
2.       Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
3.       Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
4.       Be in a STEM-related or other relevant major
5.       Complete the online application

More information on the fellowship and the application process can be found on the CMU website.

Click here for a PDF poster.

Internship and Career Opportunities With UPMC

Posted by admin on September 08, 2014
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Recruiters from UPMC will be on campus this Friday, September 12 with information about summer internships and career opportunities in IT, finance, and HR. The information session will be from 12:00pm to 12:45pm in Campus Center room 301/302. There will also be a meet n’ greet from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at Grounds for Change.

Click here for a PDF version of the flyer.