Message From Leadership

Dr. Brian Maeng, Associate Professor/Program Director

Welcome to Week 2 of the Fall Quarter – Join a Community!

For the new students starting at STC this quarter, take a deep breath. Whether you are an international student adjusting to the American culture, a domestic student with a family and a job, or a returning student, our team appreciates the commitment you are making. 

This week I want to encourage students to consider the opportunities and resources available through City U and STC. Our Invited Talks provide valuable insights into technology careers, contacts with industry experts, and the opportunity to build your professional network. Today in honor of Cybersecurity Awareness month, Kelly Hughes, Senior Manager, Business Continuity and Enterprise Risk, has a high-level view of cybersecurity and technical business operations at AVNET.  

Attending an Invited Talk or listening to a recording are effective ways to expand your horizons.  

Our communities are venturing out to in-person conferences and meet-ups while still offering many virtual opportunities.  Take advantage of these groups to build your personal network and expand your community.

Last month nine students and five faculty attended SECtember, the Cloud Security Alliance’s annual conference in Bellevue, Washington. We met people from all over the USA, Italy, Finland, Mexico, and Germany – just to mention a few countries! With 86 CSA Chapters globally, my challenge for every STC student is to join a CSA Chapter near you and get involved in your CSA community. 

When you sign-up for a chapter, send an email to Subject Line: I joined Cloud Security Alliance. In your email, list the chapter you joined with your name, personal email, and cell number. Attend meetings, interact with CSA members, and get involved. Every time you take action, send us an update in your “I joined Cloud Security” email thread.  Next quarter, all STC members with “active CSA email threads”  will have their names entered into a raffle for a $35.00 gift card. If you are actively involved in an STC student club, you automatically get your name put into the raffle, too. 

See you at the Invited Talk tonight!  


STC is proud of their teaching assistants. These heroines and heroes are available to help you.

For information about the TA Center or to reach a teaching assistant click here


Top Row from L to R: Christopher Sharp, Ken Ling, Alekhya Malla, and Mahathi Vucha. 

Second Row: Jamel Jara, Sai Shravya, Sakshi Desai, Shelby Lynch, 

Third Row: Adrian Parker, Anahita Raeiszadeh, Yared Shewarde, Veerendra Jagatha, Thaddeus Thomas


Interview now for Student Assistant (SA) and Student Worker (SW) positions at STC

Become a valued member of the STC teaching assistant or student worker community. These work roles provide practical work experience, additional opportunities to learn, build your skills and your resume. Additional benefits include working closely with faculty and fellow students as you build your own personal professional network.
There are multiple openings for the Student Assistant, School of Technology and Computing  Student Assistant, School of Technology and Computing and Student Worker, Center for Cybersecurity Innovation, School of Technology and Computing.  Interviews begin next week. Apply today!

WiCyS 2023

Women in CyberSecurity is holding their annual conference on March 16-18 2023 in Denver, Colorado!

Students MUST apply for a WiCyS scholarship to attend the conference (there is no general WiCyS 2023 registration for students) and have to be a current WiCyS student member to apply. For more information and to apply for a scholarship click here

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

Save the Date – Fall 2022 Invited Talk

Presenters: Kelly Hughes, Senior Manager, Business Continuity and Enterprise Risk PMO  

When: October 13, 2022 – 4:30 PDT 

WhereMS Teams Meeting 

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! The club is also open to alumni, we encourage all current and future alumni to attend the meetings.

Meetings are held on Thursdays at 5:30 PDT via MS Teams. Fall meetings are focused on restarting the cybersecurity club, beginning with filling open leadership positions and The NCL, which has a registration deadline of Oct 14th.

Cybersecurity Club is currently searching to fill the following positions. For more information about each role, please contact Dan Montague

  • VP of Operations 
  • VP of Administration/Secretary 
  • VP of Events 

National Cyber League Fall 2022

Registration has been extended until October 14, 2022!

CL Fall 2022 Season Flyer

Gymnasium Access:
Aug 22 - Dec 16
Practice Game:
Oct 10 - Oct 17
Individual Game:
Oct 21 - Oct 23
Team Game:
Nov 4 – Nov 6

Sign up here to register and gain access to the Gymnasium. For more information, please attend a Cybersecurity Club Meeting.

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
AWS Resources: 

AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

  Security Learning Path  

AWS QwikLabs

  AWS Workshops 

LibreFoodPantry Open-Source Project

Programming resources:

Puget Sound Programming Python (PuPPy)

PuPPy meets once a month at one of the branches of the Seattle Public Library. The location will be announced on in the above link.

The STC Tech Club is proud to announce we are providing vouchers for 50% discounts on the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam. Please contact Adrian Parker if interested.

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. We will be covering various topics this quarter including Computer Vision, Data Engineering, and NLP! Take a look at our Fall Quarter Calendar to see more

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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