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STEM Majors on Rise even as College Enrollment Shrinks

Despite across-the-board enrollment contraction for the fall 2017 term, the number of college students opting to major in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) has increased, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.  Full article:  https://campustechnology.com/articles/2018/01/10/stem-majors-on-rise-even-as-college-enrollment-shrinks.aspx

January 19th, 2018 · Tags: Articles, Education

Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) Undergraduate Research Program 

Only a few days left to apply to The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) Undergraduate Research Program (URP) for the summer of 2018! Application deadline is January 29, 2018
 
Students will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas at institutions in urban areas across the nation. Students with different research interests in urban water sustainability – social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – are invited to apply.
 
To complement their mentored research, students [ >> more ]

January 18th, 2018 · Tags: Jobs, Summer Jobs

Computer Science Career Fair @ Umass

Join us for the Computer Science Career Fair at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This event will take place on Friday, February 9th in the Campus Center Auditorium from 10:00am to 3:00pm. As always, your students are encouraged to attend.
 
More information including a list of employers can be found on our website:
https://www.cics.umass.edu/event/computer-science-career-fair
 
If you are [ >> more ]

January 17th, 2018 · Tags: Jobs

Interested in Grad School?

Thinking about Grad School? Consider UMass CICS Bay State Programs https://www.cics.umass.edu/content/five-college-bay-state-programs

For the strongest computer science undergraduates at the Five Colleges, the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) offers students three special opportunities to enter its Master’s of Science in Computer Science degree program.

The Bay State Master’s Program provides a hassle-free admissions process for [ >> more ]

January 17th, 2018 · Tags: Fellowship, Grad School

Anita Borg Pass-It On Awards

Pass It On Awards Program

The Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Awards honors Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of  women technologists helping each other. The cash award helps fund women in computing or projects that inspire and support girls and women to enter computing. We encourage recipients to “pass on” the benefits [ >> more ]

January 16th, 2018 · Tags: Awards

On-Campus Job at Botanic Garden

Dear Computer Science Community,

The Botanic Garden of Smith College is looking for someone who has the interest and skill set to help us with a special project. We are installing people counting devices on our major entrances at the Lyman Conservatory. These devices store a week’s worth of data which we plan to download via [ >> more ]

January 16th, 2018 · Tags: Jobs

Summer 2018 Employment Opportunities: Computer Science Instructors and Teaching Assistants

I am writing you to let you know about an excellent opportunity for Smith undergraduate students, graduate students, instructors, or adjuncts in your department who may be interested in summer employment as a computer science teaching assistant or instructor with the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) summer programs. CTY offers challenging academic [ >> more ]

January 16th, 2018 · Tags: Education, Jobs, Summer Jobs

Big Challenge with P&G

We are hosting a big challenge with P&G and they would love to hear from Smith students!
P&G CEO Challenge – North America
About the P&G campus challenge:
– Students must form groups of 3-5 that are diverse in ethnicity, skills and backgrounds
– The entire P&G CEO challenge is divided into 3 parts. The North American leg [ >> more ]

January 12th, 2018 · Tags: Competitions, Hackathon

Job fairs for Japanese-English bilinguals

Hello, my name is Kanako Soejima from DISCO International, Inc.
We organize job fairs for Japanese-English bilinguals. I am contacting you today to request your assistance in letting your students know about an upcoming job fair where companies are seeking computer science majors.
I am in touch with your university’s Career Center and International Student Office regarding [ >> more ]

January 10th, 2018 · Tags: Jobs

Good resources for students in CS or interested in CS

I’ve been working in the field of higher ed support for a while, and I’m familiar with a lot of career resources created for students, including computer science majors. I thought I’d send over a couple in case you have some students looking for some guidance and computer science-specific resources:
This one has a ton of great links related to computer science —
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/computer-science-programs/resources/
And here’s another —
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/computer-science-programs/scholarships/
Thanks,
Caitlin Stewart
Communications Team
https://www.csccr.org

January 5th, 2018 · Tags: Education, Scholarships