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Students participating in the recent High School Programming Contest

2018 Warm Wishes

Now that the spring semester has arrived, let’s take a look at how students are helping their future bloom in 2018. We’re seeing an increase in students looking into exciting summer internships, pursuing work and research opportunities, applying for conference scholarships, and  more becoming involved in campus and department activities.

We want to take this moment to point out that we share on our Facebook page many internship and summer research opportunities for all students. As we write this blog there is a summer research opportunity with New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) posted (funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates) that we are encouraging students to apply for, as well as an internship opportunity with the NJ Cyber Security and Communications Integration Cell (NJCSCIC). These opportunities and more will be posted on our Facebook page when they come to our attention; so it is important that you take the time to check it out and “like” the page!

Also on our MUCSSE Facebook page is an application to be a scholar at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. It provides an amazing chance to learn from women in computing and engineering, to meet people from all over the world, and to meet prospective tech employers. Check out what previous students who attended this past year, 2017, said in our blog post.

We urge you to keep an eye open for notices like the GHC scholar application and internship/research opportunities. We also encourage students that involvement with on-campus activities is often important in applications for off-campus opportunities.

We hope to see all of our students increase their involvement this semester; in particular we’re excited about the upcoming High School Programming Contest on February 23. This is our third offering of the Competition; area high schools bring teams of three students to engage in a contest where the student teams, without any outside assistance, solve an array of different programs (pun intended!). All students have a great time, meet with university students, hear inspiring speakers and compete for top prizes awarded by industry sponsors. We rely heavily on MU student assistance, so be sure to join us at the upcoming IEEE meeting  on February 14 to sign up and help at this event. And, of course, all returning and new students are welcome to join IEEE/ACM.

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