Weekly CS Undergraduate Newsletter #54

November 3rd, 2021

Department Announcements:

  *   Happy November, Panthers! Following the Braves’ big win last night, as well as November being Native American Heritage Month, check out the month-long cultural celebration the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has put together: https://dei.gsu.edu/info/native-american-heritage-month/

Student News:

  *   CS-GSA is hosting their 11th Talk series featuring renowned MIT Professor and researcher Dr. Justin Solomon on Thursday, November 4th at 11 AM (See flyer<https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:43fef935-808c-4091-9307-c94c391583f7>). Dr. Justin Solomon is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, where he studies problems in shape analysis, machine learning, and graphics from a geometric perspective. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University, where he was also a lecturer for courses in graphics, differential geometry, and numerical methods. Subsequently, he served as an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton's Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. Before his graduate studies, he was a member of Pixar's Tools Research group. He is going to talk about his research, its importance, and opportunities in this 1-hour talk.

     *   Invite link, Event Details, and RSVP on PIN: https://pin.gsu.edu/event/7546731

  *   BlockchainGSU is showing “Ready Player One” for a Metaverse Movie Night on Thursday, November 11th at 6pm in Room 211 of the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII)

     *   Join the groupme: https://groupme.com/join_group/57863123/4HGeflFg<https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgroupme.com%2Fjoin_group%2F57863123%2F4HGeflFg&data=04%7C01%7Caswanson7%40student.gsu.edu%7C661cce05cd464b8a235e08d99e28f30c%7C704d822c358a47849a1649e20b75f941%7C0%7C0%7C637714720972094470%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=JUwH22gppV0goaRp3T%2FS1gQNaztYMqwXe%2BI4yl%2BrKoU%3D&reserved=0>

     *   PIN: https://gsu.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/bgsu<https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgsu.campuslabs.com%2Fengage%2Forganization%2Fbgsu&data=04%7C01%7Caswanson7%40student.gsu.edu%7C661cce05cd464b8a235e08d99e28f30c%7C704d822c358a47849a1649e20b75f941%7C0%7C0%7C637714720972094470%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=1nqgF6zLgrI3ju9aNSIhr6gfPCPXXYgIEMlfIa9XwxU%3D&reserved=0>

     *   Instagram: @gsublockchain<https://www.instagram.com/gsublockchain/>

  *   BlockchainGSU hosts Crypto Chats, an open forum for students to talk and learn about various projects in the crypto space, every Monday at 12:15pm

     *   Zoom:https://us06web.zoom.us/j/99527542223?pwd=Z0p1VXgxekc0eSs4NGU4ajl3c3RnQT09

  *   Girls Who Code at GSU will be holding our sixth UI/UX design workshop on Tuesday, November 9th, as part of the club's UI/UX design bootcamp that will be held weekly throughout the remainder of the semester (See flyer<https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:57434ea5-3833-481a-a843-db2c690f8ef7>)! This meeting, as well as subsequent meetings, will be held by Sanjana Bhat, a member of the organization's leadership board.

     *   The meeting will be held in the CS Meeting Room at 25 Park Place in room 755 from 4:00-5:00pm EST.

        *   Sanjana's email: [log in to unmask]

        *   Sanjana's website: https://sanjanabhat.me/<https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsanjanabhat.me%2F&data=04%7C01%7Caswanson7%40student.gsu.edu%7C7bb0f0395e1f45b1075608d99eeb00b0%7C704d822c358a47849a1649e20b75f941%7C0%7C0%7C637715554426612668%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=t2I7kgDt98%2Bt%2BcSdg9yi5MKiOO1tk5zrgJwFXkRH7t0%3D&reserved=0>

Job Announcements/Career Opportunities:

  *   Twitter is hosting a virtual recruitment event on November 17th. During the event you’ll hear from Twitter alums, learn about their culture, and how they make an impact every single day. They’ll also be discussing open opportunities and how to be best prepared to interview and land a job with Twitter!

     *   BONUS: After registering and qualifying for this upcoming event you will receive an invite to apply for #TwitterAcademy for the chance to secure a 1:1 interview with them!

     *   RSVP here<https://www.wayup.com/i-Internet-j-Twitter-Meets-HBCUs-JoinTheFlock-Twitter-482853978809378/>

  *   Facebook is in search of class of 2024 and 2025 undergraduate students interested in a career in Computer Science for our Facebook University Engineering program. Facebook University Engineering is a paid training program designed to provide technical experience to students who are historically under-represented in computer science. We are hosting Application Prep Workshops throughout the Fall to ensure candidates feel the most confident when they apply! We'll be discussing the application process, resume best practices, and tips for completing our technical assessment.

     *   RSVP for the event on November 11th at 3:00PM EST below: https://piazza.com/rsvp/facebook/ev2_kuyo82zd82y4jh

  *   The Atlanta Bitcoin Conference<https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftabconf.com%2F&data=04%7C01%7Caswanson7%40student.gsu.edu%7Cd500330dcb1149700f6708d99d645d44%7C704d822c358a47849a1649e20b75f941%7C0%7C0%7C637713876662106851%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=18%2BdzCjJ1rlvqsk8CQiTwMddx6dNgV%2Bgx4FfXHI7nHk%3D&reserved=0> is being held at the Georgia World Congress Center (November 4-6) and features a variety of Bitcoin-related activities including speakers, workshops, and discussions. The conference also is hosting a hackathon, and students who register and participate for the hackathon are eligible for a FREE ticket. (https://tabconf.com/hackathon/<https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftabconf.com%2Fhackathon%2F&data=04%7C01%7Caswanson7%40student.gsu.edu%7Cd500330dcb1149700f6708d99d645d44%7C704d822c358a47849a1649e20b75f941%7C0%7C0%7C637713876662106851%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=y8ydukFQayddFbjog8b1N%2Fh6iaXZhdNFGX18DXms19E%3D&reserved=0>)

     *   Feel free to reach out to the conference organizers ([log in to unmask]) who would be happy to answer any questions you have.

     *   Planning on attending? BlockchainGSU, Georgia State’s cryptocurrency and blockchain club, are organizing a group to attend the conference together.

  *   TechTogether's Atlanta Chapter is hosting a virtual hackathon from January 28-30th, 2022 for people of marginalized genders of all ages (See flyer<https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:3d5e331d-cc14-4e11-9084-e58b59e0d3fa>). This is an amazing opportunity for students to network with companies like Microsoft and Capital One, explore different career paths in tech, and learn new coding skills. The event is also 100% free to attend.

     *   Register here<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.com%2Fe%2F165059879543&amp;data=04%7C01%7Caashok%40gsu.edu%7C4f2ebfa7fe494977135008d99e537c88%7C515ad73d8d5e4169895c9789dc742a70%7C0%7C0%7C637714903703253858%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0&amp;sdata=C7HvqRYf0L4IdtfQR44foOBZg8L%2BwB9yx9Ft1HwYvzE%3D&amp;reserved=0>

  *   The Center for the Advancement of Students and Alumni (CASA) is hosting a workshop on summer externships in quantitative sciences (See flyer<https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:6bac36a4-3bc2-4144-8f1e-060e66ffb2bf>). The virtual program will be held Monday, November 8th from 3-4pm.

  *   The Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program <https://uraf.harvard.edu/amgen-scholars> Summer 2022 application is now open, a ten-week faculty mentored residential summer research program for undergraduates in biotechnology. Through this program, a diverse cohort of undergraduates will have the opportunity to work in laboratories of faculty across the Harvard campus. In addition to research, the Scholars will participate in a number of intellectual, pre-professional development, and social activities throughout the program.

     *   Eligibility: current sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors who are U.S. Citizens, U.S. permanent residents, Students who’ve received DACA and who are authorized to work. Students with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 out of 4.0 scale, with serious interest in biotechnology and biomedical research. Prior research experience is not required.

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