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Student Fellowship Opportunity-Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program

the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program application is now open to all CSUDH students and the deadline for the application is Thursday June 4th. This program provides funding for the pursuit of Associates, Bachelors (junior and senior), Masters or Doctoral Degrees in any transportation related field, including Engineering, Sciences, Business, Transportation Logistics, Public Policy and Planning, Law, Aviation, and Human Development.

Please communicate with your eligible interested students to apply for this opportunity (Each student fellow can receive between $1,500 to $10,000 and in this stage they need to have an abstract of an ongoing research or research ideas related to transportation).

For interested students who might have questions, there will be a zoom webinar on Wednesday May 20th from 10:00-11:00 am using the following link:

Topic: Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Workshop​
Time: May 20, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

  • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://csudh.zoom.us/j/99771566672
  • Or iPhone one-tap: 16699006833,99771566672# or 12532158782,99771566672#​
  • Or Telephone (not recommended as toll charges apply):​
    Dial: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 253 215 8782 (US Toll)​
    Meeting ID: 997 7156 6672
    International numbers available: https://csudh.zoom.us/u/aeIJWpaUOT
  • Or a H.323/SIP room system:​
    H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)
    ​ Meeting ID: 997 7156 6672​
    SIP: 99771566672@zoomcrc.com​

Contact Person : Mahmoud Salari, Ph.D. ( msalari@csudh.edu )

For more information & Application Form : Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program


TORO LEARNING & TESTING CENTER

The Toro Learning and Testing Center offers a variety of academic support to all currently enrolled and matriculated CSU Dominguez Hills students. The Learning Center strives to create an open atmosphere of learning, promote engaged academic scholarship, and to provide students with opportunities to be fully integrated into the rich culture of the university. While the Testing Center supports and enhances student success by providing secure and comfortable atmosphere for testing. AAC&U (2007) describes lifelong learning as "all purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge skills and competence." The Toro Learning and Testing Center’s tutor training program is certified by the College of Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) and adheres to the professional standards and guidelines set forth by the National College Testing Association (NCTA).

Virtual Front Desk

Front desk staff will be responding to your messages throughout the day, in the order received during the virtual office hours outlined above. Please note that our staff will not be in the office during this virtual period. Staff will have limited access to voicemail and email messages outside of the virtual office hours.

Center Virtual Office Hours and Contact Info:

  • Learning Center:
    Monday-Thursday : 8am - 6pm
    Friday: 8am - 5pm
    Email : tlc@csudh.edu

  • Testing Center:
    Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm
    Email : testing@csudh.edu

For more information Visit : https://www.csudh.edu/tltc/
Flyer : Toro Learning and Testing Center


NASA GSFC ADMINISTRATIVE PATHWAYS OPPORTUNITY

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is currently advertising a vacancy announcement for a Student Trainee (Administrative) Pathways Intern Program position for the following Majors: International Business and Policy, Business Administration (Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Management, Human Resource Management, Organizational Development, Information Systems, Business Communication, Business Analytics), Computer Science, Information Technology Management, Project Management, and Public Affairs.

The Office of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Engagement (Code 160), is seeking an intern that will provide administrative and programmatic support for new and current education projects, activities, data management, program analysis, grants management, and reporting requirements to engage and increase underrepresented and underserved participation in NASA STEM education opportunities.

NASA Pathways Intern NTE - Student Trainee (Administrative)
Goddard Space Flight Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Greenbelt, Maryland

  • Starting at $35,119 (GS 4-6)
  • Multiple Appointment Types
  • Multiple Schedules
  • Open 04/23/2020 to 04/30/2020

New Resources From Library

  • Scopus has replaced Web of Science! Scopus features a similar scope of indexed citations to what you may be used to from Web of Science with some additional tools for searching citations by affiliation as well as more comprehensive author profiles. 

  • Any publishers have temporarily granted free access to additional online resources including journal articles, books, videos, and textbooks. Library has collected all of these resources in one place for you: https://libguides.csudh.edu/expanded-access.

  • Some of library databases are also expanding access temporarily to additional collections for free. Those resources are available in OneSearch and any articles or books available as a result will display the message of “In response to COVID-19, there is complimentary access until [a date here].”

Links:

Online Support at the Library

Contact : Maggie Clarke (mclarke@csudh.edu)


Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) is holding a career fair online and YOU'RE invited to attend! Showcasing hundreds of career choices, this is your chance to network with the IC and learn how your skills can make a difference.

Join us on Wednesday, March 25th for the 2020 Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair! You'll have the opportunity to connect with recruiters from some of the nation's largest intelligence agencies and explore promising career opportunities in fields specific to your interests. From your computer, tablet or mobile phone, sit back, login and chat with a representative where you'll learn we're not all dark sunglasses and secrets.

Seats are limited so reserve your spot for the virtual fair today.

  • Who: Students, entry-level and experienced professionals in STEM, business, foreign language, human resources and more
  • What: The Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair
  • Where: Your nearest hot-spot!
  • When: Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from 1 to 7 p.m. Eastern
  • Why: To discover the benefits of a challenging and rewarding career in the IC. Chat with recruiters and subject matter experts, explore career fields, watch live presentations and mingle with your peers.
  • Participating Agencies: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Security Agency (NSA), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)

Register Today!

U.S. citizenship is required. IC agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers. All applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a parent.


LSAMP Computer Science Tutoring

Jesus Nunez is tutor for CSC 121,CSC 123, and CSC 311. Due to the university advising against in person groups, LSAMP will continue to host its tutoring online. The Schedule is 10:00am to 1:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is help available through zoom, If there are any questions, please contact : jnunez105@toromail.csudh.edu. Below are the links to the meetings,

Topic: LSAMP Computer Science Tutoring

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

  • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://csudh.zoom.us/j/620347546
  • Or iPhone one-tap: 16699006833,620347546# or 13462487799,620347546#
  • Or Telephone (not recommended as toll charges apply): Dial: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 346 248 7799 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 620 347 546 International numbers available: https://csudh.zoom.us/u/ad615xl1iM
  • Or a H.323/SIP room system: H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East) Meeting ID: 620 347 546
  • SIP: 620347546@zoomcrc.com<mailto:620347546@zoomcrc.com>

    Thursdays: Jesus Nunez is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

  • Topic: LSAMP Computer Science Tutoring
  • Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
  • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://csudh.zoom.us/j/879389569
  • Or iPhone one-tap: 16699006833,879389569# or 13462487799,879389569#
  • Or Telephone (not recommended as toll charges apply): Dial: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 346 248 7799 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 879 389 569 International numbers available: https://csudh.zoom.us/u/ad615xl1iM
  • Or a H.323/SIP room system: H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East) Meeting ID: 879 389 569 SIP: 879389569@zoomcrc.com<mailto:879389569@zoomcrc.com>

Contact : Jesus Nunez ( jnunez105@toromail.csudh.edu ) 


Career Network Link

Below is Career Network link for students. It is a permanent link for Jobs, Internships and Scholarships for students.

https://www.aftercollege.com/career-networks/california-state-university-dominguez-hills/department-of-computer-science/


Office Lens App for Windows and Mobile

Here is the link for Office Lens to be added to the student resources web page:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/office-lens/9wzdncrfj3t8?activetab=pivot:overviewtab


Support Links for Students

Here are the links and info for Students and Blackboard Org. for faculty.

  • Office 365 for Students
  • Zoom is web conferencing software available to CSUDH faculty, staff, and students. Zoom is used for collaborative meetings and study sessions. It is available for Linux, macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android.
    • If you want to have study groups or work on group projects Zoom is available to students.
    • Tutorial and information can be found here: https://at.csudh.edu/docs/?docs=zoom
  • Technology Loaner Program
  • TechSmith Relay
    • TechSmith Relay (formerly Camtasia Relay) is a presentation capture tool that simplifies the process of creating lecture capture videos.
    • Create a lecture capture video using content like :
      • PowerPoint presentations
      • Word documents
      • Excel spreadsheets
      • Website articles
      • YouTube videos
    • Once your recording is complete, you can post it on Blackboard.
    • https://at.csudh.edu/docs/?docs=video-assignment-students

Created by Ken Leyba – System Administrator
kleyba@csudh.edu


CyberStart FastTrack 2020 Program

Cyber FastTrack 2020 has launched, which is a free cybersecurity competition for college students. Registration is open now through March 22, 2020. Attached is a Cyber FastTrack flyer with more information and a link below to their website. There is $2.2 million in scholarships for SANS courses and GIAC certifications for those who excel. Please disseminate this information to encourage participation at your school or you can email me names and contact info and I can follow-up. I was involved with promoting the Girls Go CyberStart program at the high schools and can help connect you to the right people for this program or help get questions answered for you. Please let me know if you have any questions.

CyberStart FastTrack 2020


Paid internship with City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)

Here’s an opportunity for a paid internship with City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). Make sure to read thoroughly.
Applications will be accepted : February 28th thru April 30th 2020

For questions about the program, you need to email: ITS_SPW.Internships@ladwp.com

Student Professional Worker Program

About the program

The Student Professional Worker (SPW) Program is a paid internship that provides college level Information Technology students valuable on-the-job training and experience, mentoring, and preparation for future career opportunities not only with LADWP but with other City departments as well. SPWs will assist and perform a wide-range of technical duties supporting the day-to-day operations of LADWP’s Information Technology Services Division. SPWs will work under the direct supervision of LADWP IT professionals and are expected to progress and develop their IT knowledge, skills and experience throughout the program.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Currently enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree program with a declared Information Technology major in an accredited university or college.
  2. Be at a Junior or Senior standing in the declared Information Technology major curriculum, but not in your final quarter/semester prior to graduation at the time of application.
  3. Have career goals, curriculum, experience, and/or interests related to the business of the LADWP.
  4. Have the ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  5. Have the legal right to work in the United States. Please be aware that the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power does not sponsor work visas.
  6. A California Driver License may also be required for the job.
  7. Background check conducted in accordance with LADWP procedures and/or in accordance with NERC CIP policy requirements.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted in February 28th thru April 30th 2020 for the Academic Program Year 2020. Applications are being accepted! Click HERE to apply online and submit the following documents below:

  • Application, Cover Letter, & Resume
  • School Transcript – unofficial transcript with completed curriculum courses and grades earned
  • Optional Documents – reference letter, certifications, etc. Applications will be reviewed and the best qualified candidates will be contacted for the next phase of the process. 

Additional Information

  • The Academic Program year will start in July and end in June
  • SPWs are compensated $19.74 per hour
  • SPWs may be assigned to our Downtown LA or San Fernando Valley Offices

For questions about the Program, please send an email to: ITS_SPW.Internships@ladwp.com

About Student Professional Worker Program


 
Cyber Fast Track

Below is an opportunity for Students to participate in a two day capture the flag competition. There is a $22K scholarship to study at the SANS Technology Institute for the 100 top-performing eligible students.

LINK: https://cyber-fasttrack.org/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=twitter


ToroHack Annual Conference Feb 15, 2020

Toro.hack is our annual cyber security conference hosted at CSUDH in the spring semester. This conference is student led and organized, this year Toro. Hack 4.0 included a CTF Hackathon, a Career Expo, a lockpicking village, a networking luncheon, an IEEE Summit, and 8 separate rooms facilitating over 24 presenters for over 300 student attendees. We provide this conference free of charge to the students not only at CSUDH but across the CAHSI network.

Toro.Hack in the recent years has grown from just a Hackathon to a whole day conference serving over 300 students from not only California campuses but also remote attendees from the CAHSI Alliance. This year’s Toro.Hack 4.0, broke record of attendance with over 300 students along with the record of the most industry sponsorships. This year our industry sponsors included EA, Adobe, Google, Walt Disney Company, CA stem Institute, Nombratech and SkynetMachines.

Below are some data points for Toro.Hack 4.0:

  •  Out of the students who took the survey, most met at least one faculty member from CSUDH and on average 2 industry professionals
  •  Most students agreed that torohack increased their knowledge, interest and dedication to their major
  •  One of the most beneficial outcomes for this conference, according to the students surveyed, was the networking opportunities with industry professionals.

You can watch our keynote speech by Maxine Waters at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYu0mcS-2Fs


Google University Programs

4th annual Hispanic Student Leadership Summit (HSLS)

On Friday,
April 17th and Saturday, April 18th, Google will gather 50 engineering and computer science students from across the US and Puerto Rico for our fourth annual Hispanic Student Leadership Summit (HSLS) in partnership with the
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and
Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI).

Google’s HSLS was created as an effort to bring Latinx leaders together to share innovative and creative best practices with one another, as well as collaborate with Google’s Latinx leadership to benefit your university, organization, and community. We would love to see some of the student leaders from your organization represented!

Details: 

Who: Undergraduate student leaders with a passion for tech and an interest in growing their leadership

When: Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th
 
Travel days: Thursday, April 16th and Sunday, April 19th

Where:
 Google Office in Austin, Texas

What: The agenda includes breakout discussions, networking with the Hispanic Google Network, student group presentations, and a unique celebration for Summit attendees!

How to Apply:

  1. Submit a completed application form no later than Sunday, March 1st. We will confirm selections by March 9th. HERE IS THE LINK TO THE HSLS 2020 APPLICATION.
  2. Acceptance to the 2020 Hispanic Student Leadership summit includes financial sponsorship for travel and accommodations. Sponsorship includes a round-trip flight to Austin, Texas (from within the US and Puerto Rico), Lyft credits for ground transportation to and from the airport and the hotel, arranged hotel accommodations from April 16th - 19th (3 nights), and all meals.

More questions? attached an FAQ doc goes into more detail about eligibility and what to expect.

We hope you are as excited about this opportunity as we are!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at hsls2020@google.com.

-Joshua on behalf of Google’s HSLS

Google HSLS 2020 FAQ


CAHSI: Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship

Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship 

We launched the Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship in 2010 to celebrate and support women who are beginning careers in technology. We hope to encourage women to pursue computer science, engineering, and technical studies, and to become leaders in these fields.

This year, 10 scholarship recipients will be chosen and invited to visit our headquarters in Palo Alto for a full-day, all-expenses paid developmental workshop. Programming will include professional development sessions, breakouts with our engineers, and some fun social activities! All recipients are awarded grants of $7,000 to support their education.

Deadline:  March 22, 2020

https://www.palantir.com/students/scholarship/wit-north-america/?fbclid=IwAR2rpcz5TZko3-xXTOpMo65H8pIcepOsjeewlfEJXhLUSloAOEBOKZ2CNE0


 
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

up to 200 $10,000 Renewable STEM Scholarships

Applicants must:

  • Be high school seniors, freshmen or sophomore undergraduate students
  • Be U.S. citizens
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the upcoming academic year
  • Be majoring or planning to major in one of many specified eligible STEM programs
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be open to outreach from Lockheed Martin recruitment teams regarding possible internship opportunities. (Note: All interested candidates and scholars must apply through the Lockheed Martin careers site to be considered.)

Deadline to apply is March 12, 2020.

For more information and to apply, visit https://lockheedmartin.com/scholarship

Download a flyer here to share with students!


Research Experience for Undergraduates 

NSF REU Site: Applied Computing Research in Unmanned Aerial Systems

OVERVIEW

The program offers a unique opportunity to undergraduate students nation-wide, particularly to the students of under-represented groups, to participate in applied computing research in unmanned aerial systems and their applications. The objective of the program is to provide participants unique research experiences in a stimulating environment that will involve developing secure, autonomous UAS technology and using them for knowledge discovery. The focus of this REU is to seek solutions to facilitate collection, storage, and analysis of data on the coastal environment of the Gulf of Mexico, particularly in South Texas through developing algorithms and software systems. Approximately ten students will be supported for a 10-week program from June 1, 2020 to August 7, 2020.

BENEFITS

  •  A student will gain experience in applied computing research in unmanned aerial systems and their applications.
  •  Students will receive mentoring from experienced research faculty
  •  Students will be informed about graduate schools and financial opportunities such fellowships, scholarships, and assistantships to support graduate education
  •  Students will receive $6,000 as stipend ($600 a week)
  •  A travel allowance to come to and return from the site
  •  Furnished housing will be provided
  •  Expenses for meals (a fixed amount per day) will be provided for all participating students

ELLIGIBILITY

  •  Must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States (Students from underrepresented minority groups such as Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans, and women are strongly encouraged to apply)
  •  Must be a full-time undergraduate student (Preference category: Computer science students in junior or senior year), and not graduating before December 2020.
  •  Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher 

APPLICATION PROCESS

The online application and forms can be found at: http://csreu.tamucc.edu

An application must include a completed application form, essay, unofficial copies of transcripts and two letters of recommendation.

Application Deadline: March 6, 2020

For more information:

Dulal C. Kar, Ph.D.

Department of Computing Sciences

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5824

dulal.kar@tamucc.edu

(361) 825-5878


Pinterest's 2020 Engage Scholars Program

The Pinterest Engage Scholars Program is dedicated to providing growth and learning opportunities to Freshmen and Sophomore students actively enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program with a demonstrated interest in a technical major. We believe that building diverse teams is essential to building great products and encourage applications from underrepresented groups in the field of computer science. This program series is an unpaid training opportunity during the month of July (6th - 28th) and is located in San Francisco, CA. Given the nature of our program, we are unable to provide relocation assistance. Please submit your application by February 17th at midnight pst to be considered.

What we're looking for:

  • Freshman and Sophomore students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program with a demonstrated interest in majoring in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or a related technical major
  • Applications from groups currently underrepresented in the field of computer science (Women, Black/African American, Latin/Hispanic, American Indian populations, native Hawaiian, Alaska native and/or Pacific Islanders and those working with disabilities, etc.) are especially encouraged.
  • Excitement and curiosity for computer science, technology, and passion for Pinterest
  • Availability to regularly attend evening program series in San Francisco, CA

What you'll do:

  • Engage Scholars will attend 8 evening workshops/events during the month of July (July 6th - July 28th).
  • Work on improving technical and interpersonal skills to help prepare you for success in software engineering.
  • Partner closely with a mentor to set and achieve a growth goal during the program duration.
  • Past workshops included live mock interviews, skillset development and recruiting deep dives.
The program will be an unpaid training opportunities in San Francisco during the month of July.  Applications need to be submitted by midnight February 17th.


 A Computer Science Education scholarship

Our mission as a company is to play a role in improving Computer Science education. In line with this, we are sponsoring a scholarship to recognize Computer Science (or related Information Technology field) students who actively contribute to CS education within their universities and/or communities (as TAs/mentors, building tools, etc.). codePost was actually started as an undergrad project, so supporting students interested in contributing to Computer Science education means a lot to us as a company.

The application link is here, with more details:   https://www.codepost.io/scholarships/computer-science-education

The only requirement is a 300-word essay answering the question “How have you advanced Computer Science (or related field) education at your university or within your community?” The winner will receive $500 towards their tuition. Both undergrads and grad students can apply.

 

DEADLINE APPROACHING—Intent to Submit Thesis/Project Form for Spring 2020

This is a friendly reminder that Intent to Submit Thesis/Project forms for Spring 2020, are due February 10. 

The Intent to Submit form must be submitted on time, and we will be making no exceptions for late forms. Students who have asked to be moved from previous semesters will need to submit new, updated forms and I encourage them to reach out to me should they have any questions about this. 

Download Form : Intent to Submit Thesis/Project forms for Spring 2020