Message From Leadership

From Leadership – Director Zantua

Welcome to Week 2!
When opportunity knocks, open the door! This week 
let’s focus on three opportunities. 

AWS Cloud Practitioner Mentorship and Certificate Preparation (Free) 
As students know STC is incorporating the AWS Cloud Practitioner into the course curriculum. The new QuickStart course for Cloud Practitioner is mentor-led, fully online courses delivered by AWS Academy. AWS mentors monitor the course discussion boardsanswer your questions, and provide live webinars. 
If you want to take advantage of this opportunity to prep for the AWS Cloud Practitioner contact  Dr. Ali Khamesipour before May 1st. He will register you for the QuickStart course which runs from May 1st to July 31st. 

Advancyour technology career: read a book. 
Last week Dean Chung shared highlights fro
Stephen Covey’s classic “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Yes, I’ve had a copy on my shelf for twenty years and read it regularly. This week I recommend reading or listening to No Rules Rules – NETFLIX and the Culture of Reinvention. As technology students understanding the culture of an organization is essential to your professional success. Whether you are selecting a company to work for, seeking a promotion or raise in your current company, or seeking to introduce a new concept or project, Reed Hastings’ stories of Netflix successes and failures demonstrate the importance of being culturally competent, with a range of other lessons to be learned.  The first person who does a 15-minute book review in the Cybersecurity Club or the Tech Club during Spring Quarter will receive a $10 Starbucks card. Email me – for details. 

Thank our CityU libraries. 
Last semester my daughter, a nursing major, paid $450 for textbooks. CityU Settle librarians support STC’s mission to provide our students with the most current quality free resources available.  


  • STC Quarterly Community Building Event

STC will hold quarterly community building event for each program in the next two weeks. All STC students are welcome to join. 
Program Event Time:
1. MSCS – April 21st (Wed) 4:oo pm – 5:00 pm (PDT) LINK
2. MSCY – April 19th (Mon) 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (PDT) LINK
3. MSDS – April 27th (Tue) 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (PDT) LINK
4. BSAPC – April 28th (Wed) 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (PDT) LINK
5. BSIS – April 26th (Mon) 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (PDT) LINK
6. BSIT – April 27th (Tue) 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (PDT) LINK
7. BSCY – April 20th (Tue) 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (PDT) LINK
8. BSDS – April 28th (Wed) 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (PDT) LINK
9. DIT – April 26th, (Mon) 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (PDT) LINK

  • STC Student Clubs Meeting

The Tech Group and the Cybersecurity Club will meet Thursdays from 4 pm to 5 pm (PDT) via Teams: STC Student Clubs & Research Groups Weekly Meeting – Spring Quarter. For students or faculty who would like to present, choose a date and upload your presentation HERE

  • STC Cybersecurity Club

The STC Cybersecurity Club is revising the club offerings to support the student journey to become a cyber-savvy professionalThe Cyber Club is open to all CityU students and alumni. Complete this survey here or scan the OR Code.  The first meeting is scheduled for May 6th from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm (PDT). Join in the conversation and club activities.

This Week in Tech History April 11th – 16th

April 14th – the First Space Shuttle Columbia Lands in California 

The first test flight of the space shuttle Columbia left Nasa on April 12th on the 20th Anniversary of the first human spaceflight Vostok 1, and successfully landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California on April 14th after orbiting the earth for 36 timesOriginally Columbia was to be launched into orbit in late 1979, however, it was delayed by problems with the RS-25 engine and the thermal protection system (TPS) causing several fatalities. The Columbia was retired by President George W. Bush in 2010.

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