Message From Leadership

Dr. Sion Yoon, Assistant Professor & Program Manager 

The summer quarter is moving fast — we are already more than halfway through the quarter! As the MS in Artificial Intelligence (AI) program manager, I would like to share some information about AI and our MSAI program.  

For those who are not familiar with AI, it is a combination of many different technologies working together to make systems or machines do intelligent things. In AI, an intelligent agent receives information from the environment, performs computations to decide what action to take to achieve the goal, and takes actions autonomously. With learning, its performance can be improved. 

AI is being integrated into various aspects of our lives. Examples include vehicles driving autonomously, robots performing complex surgery, applications identifying nutrient deficiencies in the soil through images, automated systems directing customer calls to a service representative/online chatbots, and more. The potential of AI is infinite, and it is one of the fastest-growing and most transformational technologies of our time. However, filling jobs in this area is proving difficult. In a survey conducted in 2021 by Gartner, 64% of IT executives view the lack of skilled talent as the leading barrier to adopting emerging technologies. Companies are searching for employees with specific education and skills to fill positions particular to AI as there is high demand for jobs in this area. According to ZipRecruiter, AI is expected to grow explosively over the next few decades. 

I’m thrilled to announce that CityU is launching the MSAI program this fall! We are preparing courses to equip students with in-demand skills in AI to help build, improve, and maintain AI systems. Students will learn about the latest AI algorithms, applications, and trends and gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge tools and techniques. For those who are interested and have any questions, please feel free to contact me ( 

Faculty Recognition

Congratulations to Adrian Parker and Thaddeus Thomas!

Adrian and Thaddeus are the newest student assistants to Center of Cybersecurity Innovation. Adrian is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Applied Computer Science (BSACS) and Thaddeus is pursuing a Bachelors in Information Security (BSIS).


SECtember 2022 – Cloud Security Alliance Conference  

SECtember 2022 by Cloud Security Alliance Conference is the essential industry conference to assist organizations in elevating their cybersecurity capabilities. CSA is pleased to share with City University of Seattle a special 25% OFF promo code for SECtember 2022 registration. The promo codes are good for registering to attend CSA’s SECtember conference and for registering for our CCSK Foundation, CCSK Plus and CCAK training courses offered at SECtember. Training classes are offered Sept. 26 & 27th. 

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City U Students – SCU20 – 25% off conference registration  

City U Friends – SCU&CSA_Friends – 25% off training classes / conference registration  


CSA is also providing 10 scholarships to select recipients which will provide complimentary passes to SECtember 2022 and complimentary access to CSA’s CCSK Foundation Training – an online self-paced training course.  Please fill out this form if you are interested in this opportunity. If selected you must attend this event in person.  

AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Scholarship Program

The AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Scholarship program, in collaboration with Intel and Udacity, aims to help underserved and underrepresented high school and college students learn foundational ML concepts to prepare them for careers in AI and ML. For more information click here.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 17TH from 10AM CST – 4PM CST for our next BWISE Virtual Career Fair & Networking Event  

Come hear Krystle McClain P.E., Pat E. Perkins, MS, PMP, CPCC, and Shehara Wooten, CFP®.  Connect virtually, free of charge, and meet with our amazing exhibitors like AbbVie, Eli Lilly and Company, Gulfstream Aerospace, and Scratch Foundation, who are looking for great talent NOW! 

REGISTER HERE: BWISE Virtual Career Fair & Networking Event (

Missed out on an Invited Talk or Tech Talk?

Check out the C4CYI YouTube Channel for STC recorded Invited Talks and events. Explore ACM Tech Talks and the ACM website to watch their free informative Tech Talks. ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession

Club Announcements

  • Cybersecurity Club

Anyone curious or interested in Cybersecurity is welcome to join! Meetings are held on Thursdays at 5:30 PDT via MS Teams. This summer’s meetings are focused on planning for the Fall. 

  • STC Tech Club

STC Tech Club meets every Thursday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT) via Teams to provide tech-related learning opportunities, skill development, and networking. Students or faculty who would like to share their expertise or project, please contact Adrian Parker.

Click here to join. Everyone is invited! 

STC Tech Club Announcements

Career Center Resources

Deidre Grimes

Resume Building

Virtual Workshops/Conferences/Learning


AWS Free courses → AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials – Free sources

AWS Skill Builder → Security Learning Path – Free sources

Amazon Web Services (AWS) – AWS Online Tech Talks

AWS Online Tech Talks are very active, multiple talks each week over relevant cloud topics. If you can’t make a talk, check out their On-Demand Repository below!

AWS Tech Talks On-Demand

AWS Events App: Downoad for iOS and Android

GitLab CI/CD recorded webcast GitLab| GitLab 

LibreFoodPantry Open-Source Project

The STC Tech Club is proud to offer discounted vouchers for 50% off the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification exam. Please contact Adrian Parker if interested.

STC TA Documentation for Setting up Environments

STC Tech Club Private Cloud Lab

Now Recruiting! Please contact Adrian Parker if interested.


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  • Data Science Club

The Data Science Club would like to invite you to our weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 4pm PDT. You can join our meetings using the link here or by scanning the QR code on the right. We will be covering various topics this quarter including Computer Vision, Data Engineering, and NLP! Please reach out to the club president, Mahathi Vucha, with any questions.

  • Google Developer Student Club

Click here for information about the Google Developer Student Club – City University of Seattle Chapter. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to email us at

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