Weekly CS Undergraduate Newsletter #57
January 10th, 2022
Welcome back, Panthers! We hope your winter break was restful, and you are ready to begin a new and exciting semester! This newsletter, which is shared weekly, is a great resource for finding out what’s happening in the Computer Science Department, as well as learning about career opportunities available to you. Keep an eye out for it every Wednesday!
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Job Announcements/Career Opportunities:
LinkedIn is hiring Marketing and Communications Interns for Summer 2022. Learn more and apply here.
Notes for students: the company is not looking for ideas that already exist (e.g. peer to peer). They also do not want students to just elaborate on the problem but actually put in a well thought out idea to solve that problem.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy is hiring interns for the Summer 2022 High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program (See flyer). As an intern, you will perform research-level computational activities and gain a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent, and skills to research and development projects focused on high performance computing. Benefits include weekly, travel, and research stipends. Find out more and apply here by Tuesday, January 25, 2022.
The NIH HuBMAP Consortium is hiring for a virtual internship in biomedicine in Summer 2022. This virtual internship program provides a fantastic opportunity to build connections, add to your experience, and conduct vital research in the single cell community. Students must be part of an underrepresented group and/or disadvantaged (see NIH Criteria) to apply. Find out more and apply here by February 18, 2022.
TechTogether's Atlanta Chapter is hosting a virtual hackathon from January 28-30th, 2022 for people of marginalized genders of all ages (See flyer). 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.
The Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program 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. Apply by Tuesday, February 1st, 2022.
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.
Girls++ ACM-W chapter will host their first event of the Spring 2022 semester on Thursday, January 27th at 3:00pm in 25 Park Place, Room #755. Everyone is welcome.
Elections of new officers will take place there (self-nominations are welcome). More details to follow in the newsletter next week. Read more about officer positions and duties here.
Upcoming Hackathon events:
Digital HQ Slackathon
Build on Slack for your #DigitalHQ to make your work life simpler, more pleasant and more productive.
PRIZES: $47,000 in prizes
DEADLINE: February 01 at 5:00pm EST
THEMES: Low/No Code, Productivity, Enterprise
JOIN THE HACKATHON: https://bit.ly/slack21u
AWS Disaster Response Hackathon
Improve Disaster Response with Machine Learning
PRIZES: $54,000 in prizes
DEADLINE: February 07 at 5:00pm EST
THEMES: Machine Learning/AI, Social Good
JOIN THE HACKATHON: https://bit.ly/disaster21u
AWS Deep Learning Challenge
Train a deep learning model on new Amazon EC2 DL1 instances powered by Habana Gaudi accelerators.
PRIZES: $150,000 in prizes
DEADLINE: February 14 at 5:00pm EST
THEMES: DevOps, Machine Learning/AI, Open Ended
JOIN THE HACKATHON: https://bit.ly/deeplearningu
NEAR MetaBUILD Hackathon
A better future requires a better foundation. Build apps capable of taking millions of users on journeys they’ve never been on before. Simple. Scalable. Secure.
PRIZES: $1,000,000 in prizes
DEADLINE: Feb 10, 2022 @ 2:00pm PST
THEMES: Blockchain, Beginner Friendly
JOIN THE HACKATHON: https://bit.ly/metabuildu
Show off your Flutter skills with some friendly competition!
PRIZES: $50,000 in prizes
DEADLINE: February 28 at 2:00pm PST
THEMES: Design, Gaming, Web
JOIN THE HACKATHON: https://bit.ly/gflutterhacku