May 13 2009
Union Pacific Railroad Supports CSULB Engineering Students with $7,000 Donation. A press release by CSULB reports that… "In recognition of California State University, Long Beach's (CSULB) ethnic diversity within its College of Engineering (COE) and throughout the campus, Union Pacific Railroad has donated $7,000 to the COE to create several scholarships for students studying engineering."
Graduation is around the corner! The last (and best!) of all the commencement ceremonies of the week will be for the College of Engineering and will be on Friday May 29th at 5pm. During the ceremony, a number of students will be recognized for their academic success while at CSULB. Congratulations to the following students from our department who will be among those recognized. Each of them is being recognized by the department for their outstanding academic achievements – congratulations!
This week ending May 15, the advisors conclude their advising duties for the semester. Advising will resume with the start of the Fall 2009 semester – the week of August 24th.
During the summer, students with urgent matters regarding advising may contact the department office to determine the availability of the department chair. Only urgent matters that cannot wait until the start of the Fall 2009 semester will be addressed over the summer. Please contact the department office via phone at 562-985-4285 or contact Ms. Karyl Anthony via e-mail. Be sure to provide sufficient information regarding your inquiry, including your student id number, whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student, and your major.
The department chair has made several decisions regarding the Fall 2009 class schedule due to a recent retirement announcement and also due to low enrollments in some class sections. Here is a summary of the decisions made, you will start seeing these changes on the schedule this week, all changes have been approved and will take effect:
There may be additional changes to come especially with regards to class sections that are under-enrolled. As was mentioned in the previous newsletter, under-enrolled classes will be canceled. That has happened already and additional steps may be taken if the enrollment remains low in some class sections. If you have yet to enroll do it soon so that our enrollment is strong and to prevent further changes.
Furthermore, the schedule has incorrect information regarding the language used in CECS 274 and 277. ALL sections of CECS 174, 274, and 277 use Java as the language of instruction. The notes on these classes mention C++, that is inaccurate, all these classes are taught using Java.
Computer Engineering students will notice that CECS 460A and 460B are not on the Fall 2009 schedule of classes. These courses have been replaced and thus do not exist anymore. Students who still need to take these two courses may be able to enroll in CECS 460 and 463, respectively. Note that each student should first consult your advisor, Dr. Michael Chelian to approve your eligibility to be able to take these two courses. There are circumstances that some students may not be able to do so.
Any student who has yet to satisfy the CECS 261 requirement should send e-mail to Dr. Monge. I will collect information on the number of students who need to satisfy this requirement. I will use the information I collect to make a recommendation to the department chair on what the department can do to help address this issue since we no longer offer CECS 261. Students are encouraged to find a course equivalent at a community college, but must have this course pre-approved by an advisor.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase substantially the representation of American Indians and Alaska Natives in science, engineering and other related technology disciplines. Each year AISES provides a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Returning in 2009, the AISES Google Scholarship will fund eleven scholarships at $10,000.00 each. This scholarship is for students majoring in computer science and computer engineering. There is a flyer available in the department office which highlights the AISES Google Scholarship.
The deadline to apply to the AISES Google Scholarship is June 15, 2009.
All eligibility criteria and the scholarship application are available at the AISES Scholarships website.
Supercomputing is the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. The SC 2009 conference will take place November 14-20 in Portland Oregon.
The Supercomputing 2009: Broader Engagement Program is aimed at increasing the involvement of individuals who have been traditionally underrepresented in the HPC field. For SC09, the Broader Engagement, Education, and Student Volunteer Programs have joined forces as SC Communities to create some special opportunities!
The BE Program offers grants to support participation at SC09 by individuals from groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in HPC, such as African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, the physically challenged and women. In addition to receiving complimentary conference registration, grant recipients will be reimbursed for their SC09 lodging and transportation expenses. We encourage applications from students and young professionals in all computing-related disciplines.
Participation grant applications will be accepted between April 1, 2009 and August 3, 2009. Recipients will be notified in early September. To apply, visit the SC09 Submissions Website.
Two summer school programs are provided by the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering:
The Grace Hopper Scholarships cover a combination of conference registration (which includes most meals), lodging, and fixed amount of travel reimbursement funds. The majority of scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, however, junior faculty, members of non-governmental organizations, and non-profits are eligible to apply.
The deadline to apply is May 27, 2009 (Midnight CDT) and as part of the application you will be asked to submit an essay, resume/CV, GPA (grade point average) and class rank and letter of reference (to be uploaded by your reference). Please note that only undergraduate and graduate students are required to submit a letter of reference. Interested students should visit the Grace Hopper Conference Scholarship website for full details.
On April 15th, Google announced their partnership with Lime on a new scholarship program for students with disabilities who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in Canada or the U.S.
Students are provided with comprehensive information regarding graduate education in the fields of Engineering, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science, Technology and other Science-related disciplines. Students from all institutions of higher education are encouraged to attend, and travel scholarships are available!
The Big 10+ Graduate School Expo will take place September 27-28, 2009 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Students who join the mailing list by June 1st will be entered in a drawing for a free registration!
The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) is pleased to announce the opening of the submission period for the fourth annual J. Michael Brinkman Scholarship Fund. Awards his year include monetary scholarships, registration to the renowned HPA 2010 Technology Retreat and stipends for winning students' instructors for a total value of $8,000. Former winners have included individuals working in post and students from California State Universities at Northridge and Long Beach, LA City College, Chapman College and Duke University. Application is open to an individual who works and lives, or intends to after finishing school, in Southern California and meets at least one of the following criteria:
One of the goals of the scholarship is to have students consider the broad range of opportunities in post production. The industry is robust and diverse and looking for talented individuals in all fields. For additional information and to enter, visit J. Michael Brinkman Scholarship Fund website. Application form and required materials must be in the HPA office no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 30, 2009. Awards will be announced on July 30, 2009. Applicant does not need to be an HPA member to apply.
D.Leon Consulting Engineers is a local engineering firm in Long Beach mainly doing Caltrans, MTA, and Light Rails, Airport, Roads/streets and Water projects. They are interested in hiring a CSULB student with the following qualifications:
This is a part-time position. The salary offered will be in accordance with experience and willingness to work in a small company environment
Interested students can apply by submitting their resume via e-mail.
Sechrist Industries builds hyperbaric chambers. The company is located in Anaheim, CA and they are looking to fill a Software Engineer / Programmer position for their Research and Development division.
The Position has the following responsibilities:
These are the requirements for the position:
Interested students may submit their resumes via e-mail to the HR Generalist, Ms. Alissa Roseli
"Toughest Final Exam… Medicine: You have been provided with a razor blade, a piece of gauze, and a bottle of Scotch. Remove your appendix. Do not suture until your work has been inspected. You have fifteen minutes."
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