Weekly CS Undergraduate Newsletter  #19
September 23rd, 2020


·         Virtual Meeting Rooms for CS students – the CS department launched a web portal (https://csvirtualroom.cs.gsu.edu/) that hosts virtual meeting rooms for CS students to use. These virtual rooms are freely available for CS students to meet/study together or to hold virtual events. No reservation is needed to use these rooms.

Scholarships for CS Undergraduates:

·         2020-2021 LSAMP SCHOLAR FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION:  This scholarship aims to support minority STEM students with research fellowships for students interested in graduate school. There are approximately 15 fellowships currently available for a maximum of $1000 per semester. In order to be eligible, you must be a senior who is interested in graduate school. Please email Dr. Davon Kennedy at  [log in to unmask], for the application. 

·         Revolutionize the Face of Technology: Apply now for the NCWIT Collegiate Award.

o    Each year, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their contributions to innovative technical projects through the NCWIT Collegiate Award. Recipients receive engraved awards, public recognition, cash prizes from $2,500-$10,000, and exclusive networking opportunities. 

o    Students can apply online at https://www.aspirations.org/recognitions/AiCCollegiateAward by 11:59 p.m. EST on October 15, 2020 


Hackathon Events sponsored by Devpost:


·         TypingDNA Hackathon

- Goal: Innovate and create anything you can think of as long as it as long as your project includes TypingDNA API calls.  Show us what you’d build given that you CAN recognize people based on their typing. 

- Prizes: $110,000 in prizes

- Deadline: October 31

- Details + Registration: https://bit.ly/TypingDNA20u 

·         2020 Developer Circles Community Challenge

- Goal: Become the teacher and put your own innovative spin on developer education by creating written tutorials that showcase the capabilities of Facebook technologies.

- Prizes: Up to $133,000 in total prizes

- Deadline: October 26, 2020

- Details + Registration: https://bit.ly/DevC2020u 

·         monday.com Build it Better Challenge

- Goal: Build a new monday App that allows teams to improve collaboration, communication, teamwork, or simply make daily work a little more joyful in one of the required categories (CRM, Software Development, Construction and field workers)

- Prizes: $84,000 prize pool, including Teslas, promotion, consultation and more

- Submission Period: Sep 23 – Nov 30

- Details + Registration: http://bit.ly/mondayApp20u 

·         Snap Kit Developer Challenge

- Goal: We’re calling on you to build something great, using at least one of our many Snap Kit developer tools. That’s why this challenge is searching for the best uses of Snap Kit in the following categories: Best Use of Dynamic Lenses, Best Use of Bitmoji, Best Design, Innovation Award, Best Overall Use of Snap Kit.

- Prizes: $10,000 USD prize pool, including cash and promotion

- Deadline: October 5

- Details + Registration: https://bit.ly/SnapKit2020u 

·         Palo Alto Networks Automation Rising SOAR Hackathon

- Goal: Build a security playbook for the Cortex XSOAR Marketplace that enables automated orchestration of end-to-end security workflows, from triaging alerts to incident investigation, ticket management, and threat response.

- Prizes: $60,000 prize pool, including speaking opportunity at Palo Alto Networks Ignite 2020, cash, promotion, and sponsor prizes from Google, AWS & more

- Deadline: September 29

- Details + Registration: https://bit.ly/AutoRising2020u 


Career Opportunities for Undergraduates:


·         NASA DEVELOP (National Internship Program on the UGA campus): 10-week paid research opportunity with NASA DEVELOP available to current students, recent graduates, and early/transitioning career professionals (see flyer) 


·         [REMINDER] NCR Fall Recruitment Event - Tuesday September 29th from 4pm - 6pm (see flyer)

o     University Career Services is hosting an NCR Fall Recruitment Event on Tuesday, September 29, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to connect with NCR representatives from the Data Analytic, Software Engineer, UI/UX teams, along with Product Owners, and learn more about the internship and career opportunities that NCR has to offer in Software Development. Students may register for event in Handshake at https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/19685/ 

·         [REMINDER] University Career Services - Calendar of Events for Fall 2020 (see flyer)






Mr. Jamie Hayes, M.A.

Undergraduate Academic Coordinator | Department of Computer Science

Georgia State University - College of Arts and Sciences

25 Park Place, 7th Floor |Atlanta, GA 30303

P: (404)-413-6107