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Computer Engineering & Computer Science (CECS)

CECS Newsletter 4 for AY 2008/09

September 12 2008

by Dr. A. Monge

Newsletter Index


Newsletter Contributions

If you'd like to contribute to this newsletter, feel free to send contributions to Dr. Monge. Contributions can range from notification of jobs, internships, fellowships, and scholarships to announcements of campus events, and questions you'd like answered which would be relevant (primarily) to CECS students.

I would especially be interested to know if you've landed a job, internship, scholarship that you learned about via the newsletter!

Fall 2008 Deadlines

  • September 15th is the last day for students to drop classes without a permanent W grade in their transcript. The deadline is 10pm on September 15th.

Tutoring of CECS classes

The Learning Assistance Center provides support for free tutoring of several CECS classes: CECS-110, CECS-174, CECS-201, CECS-261, CECS-274, CECS-277, CECS-301. Tutoring is available Fridays between 10am and 4pm in ECS-403.

CECS Lab Information

The CECS Lab Information website describes information on all topics related to the CECS labs including submission of paper for printing, creating a CECS web page, remote access to Linux and terminal server, etc.

Advising Corner

Transfer Students and GE Category E (UPDATE)

The following is now the guideline being used for transfer students to satisfy the course requirements of ENGR 101, 102 and CECS 105. Each of these is a 1-unit seminar that together satisfy GE Category E.

  • Lower-division transfers with 12 to 59 units are required to take all three courses
  • Upper-division transfers with 60 or more units can request a waiver of ENGR 101 and 102 from their academic adviser. CECS 105 is still a required course.

Around Campus

Career Development Center Workshops

  • Search and Secure an Internship, Tuesday Sept. 16, 4pm - 5pm.
  • Graduate School 101: Getting In, Sept. 15, 2pm - 3pm (presented by Kaplan)
  • Career Exploration Series: Discovering Your Career Interests, Sept. 17, 11am - 12:30pm

Check out their calendar for the full schedule of workshops.

To RSVP for CDC workshops! Go to the Career Development Center website, login to BeachLINK, click on the Events tab, click on the Workshops tab, select a workshop, and RSVP. You'll receive a confirmation via email.

Student Organizations


Embedded Applications Technology Society (EAT) is a student organization geared toward Computer Engineering and Computer Science majors and focused around the world of embedded systems. We participate in corporate networking, local, national, and international competitions, and have fun exploring fascinating and advanced topics in our field. Our lab offers computers that are fully customizable, run by and for our members, and we have a full array of hardware design equipment. We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm in ECS-304. Visit the EAT Society Website, or send email to, or stop by ECS-303 for more information.


Operation Technology, Inc.

OTI and ETAP is looking has a Web Developer Internship available.

Operation Technology, Inc. (More about OTI) is the developer of Electrical Transient Analyzer Program (ETAP website), the most sophisticated power system analysis and simulation software in the world. OTI is a privately held company located in Irvine, California. OTI maintains a global distributor network of over 70 countries.

Experience & Skill Requirements

  • Strong HTML, some CSS and web development experience
  • Must be an independent , self-motivated and fast learner.
  • Knowledge of SDLC and good communication skills.
  • Preferred seniors in Computer Science or a related field.

Essential Functions

  • Help extracting strings in web forms from a multi language web site.
  • Web site testing.
  • More to learn.
  • 20 hours or more per week


  • $15/hour

For more information about this internship and to apply, contact Abby Don.

Quote of the Week

"A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing."

In Perlisisms - "Epigrams in Programming" by Alan J. Perlis, the first recipient of the Turing Award.

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