Message From Leadership

Program Manager: Ali Khameispour

Week 6 of the summer quarter already!!!  

Any organization that manages a large number of IT devices is forced to use some sort of a Remote Management and Monitoring (RMM) solution sooner or later. An RMM solution, as its name implies, provides the opportunity for the organization to manage and monitor its IT resources at scale. For example, if a certain change would be required to be pushed to all the devices at the same time, the cost of manual labor would be so high that turns into a bottleneck. On the other hand, manually monitoring the health and status of these devices is practically impossible. This is the main reason why RMM solutions have gained so much popularity in the last couple of years. An RMM, in its essence, consists of a server agent installed on the management server and a client agent installed on each of the client devices. This allows for the management server to be able to manage and collect reliable feedback from the client agents. Clearly, the health of this IT ecosystem is on the rise once such a solution gets deployed within the organization.  

Here at STC, we follow the same approach to ensure high quality and the health of our ecosystem. Every member of the STC family, faculty or student, plays an integral role as a client agent, hence can affect the health of the overall ecosystem by providing healthy and constructive feedback.  

Peter Ducker, the founder of modern management, wrote in Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices: 

“Work implies not only that somebody is supposed to do the job, but also accountability, a deadline and, finally, the measurement of results —that is, feedback from results on the work and on the planning process itself.” 

Finally, I hope that all of us can find a place within the STC family to contribute to with these techniques in mind. We have a wide variety of dynamic groups and activities fully focused on the student’s learning outcomes. The End of Course Evaluation is an essential part of the STC Eco-System. Starting with this new school year, to ensure an efficient management and monitoring eco-system, STC leadership’s goal is to encourage participation by students to complete the EOCE. Be sure to complete the anonymous evaluation. Your feedback helps the instructor, the program manager, directors, and dean to continually improve STC offerings.  

Feel free to reach out to me at any time may you have any further questions.



The City University community assembled at T-Mobile Stadium last Saturday to honor City University Graduates.

(from Left: President Randy Frisch, JD; Farzin Bahadori; Brian Maeng; Radana Dvorak; Bukasa Tshilombo; Morgan Zantua; Kathy Cox; Sampson Teveseu; Scott Carnz, Provost; Dean Sam Chung; Ali Khamesipour)

The President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 

STC is proud to announce Associate Professor Jin Chang received one of three 2021 President’s Awards.

The President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented to Associate Faculty who have demonstrated significant and sustained contributions to the reputation and quality of the university’s programs. These instructors are recognized by our students and faculty as demonstrating active and continuous high quality instruction that integrates best practices of the CityU Academic Model. 

Club Announcements

  • Cybersecurity Club

Yesterday, the Cybersecurity Club hosted the Invited Talk on Cybersecurity and Information Warfare with COL Scott Nelson. This event replaces our meeting for today. We were very excited to host the guest speaker who has an incredible wealth of knowledge, we hope you enjoyed the talk. See you all next week!

  • STC Tech Club

The STC Tech Club meets every Thursday from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT) via Teams: STC Tech Club Weekly Meeting – Summer Quarter. For students or faculty who would like to present, choose a date, and upload your presentation here.

Career Tips

Are you Running your Job Search as a Business?…or a Hobby?

Is finding a new position important to you? Are you unemployed and need to find a job? Are you currently working, but need to change jobs, either within your company or outside? College graduate with huge loans?

How to Run it Like a Business Project:
1. Block the hours in your Calendar, Find a Better Place
2. Prepare Your Tools: Document, track, file, try OneNote
3. Set Milestones/Targets for Your Search
4. 100 new contacts per month
5. Research companies, write cover letters
6. Network aggressively
Drive UP the Volume — it is a numbers game!

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This Week in Tech History Aug 9th - Aug 13th

August 9, 1991 

Astronauts sent the first e-mail from space using Apple Macintosh Portable computer aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis mission STS-43. Through the AppleLink online service, Atlantis astronauts Shannon Lucid and James C. Adamson sent the following message: 

Hello Earth! Greetings from the STS-43 Crew. This is the first AppleLink from space. Having a GREAT time, wish you were here,…send cryo and RCS! Hasta la vista, baby,… we’ll be back!

Apple specifically configured Macintosh’s AppleLink software to allow NASA’s Shuttle communication system to interface with Apple’s proprietary network from space. Macintosh Portable only required minimal modification to operate in space.

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