Message From Leadership

Morgan Zantua, Executive Director

This week I received a communication from a student recounting his experience with the Data Science Club. Jerome commented:  

“One of the key things that stood out to me was how diverse the student population is. I LOVE THIS! Diversity allows people to come together with different views and opinions, so that we all can learn and grow.” For the past twenty years, I have worked with adult learners, non-traditional students, veterans, and underrepresented populations. I agree with Mr. Spearman, who is also a veteran, everyone, faculty, and students alike, learn, grow, and come to see the world from different perspectives.  

Since coming to CityU in 2020, I have seen the value placed on providing opportunities for adult learners, with a strong emphasis on providing opportunities for people seeking to grow, learn, and improve their lives for the better. Earlier this month, Seattle Times featured CityU’s spotlight on increasing the number of women in technology. Read Heeding the call for women in technology. Share the article with your friends, women, and men alike. Invest the time to listen to Monique Morrow’s keynote. 

Winter Wells didn’t follow a technology path in high school or college but is shifting gears now to earn a master’s in cybersecurity.

Faculty Recognition – Interview with Donna Hoffman

I am Donna Hoffman, a technical specialist in Database Architecture, Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse solutions.  I hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with database certifications in Oracle and Microsoft technologies. I have been an online instructor for 14 years and enjoy collaboration, knowledge sharing and mentoring.  I hold a B.S. in Computer Science with a M.S. in Computer Information Systems and database certifications in Oracle and Microsoft technologies. 

Morgan: Donna, thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for the STC (School of Technology and Computing) Thursday Byte. Let us start off by telling us about your career path that brought you to where you are today. 

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Club Announcements

  • Cybersecurity Club
Please join us for an Invited Talk about Career Pathways in Cybersecurity with Jenifer Clark.
  • 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 your expertise or project, please contact us at Dang Nhi. Click here to join.  Everyone is invited! 

  • Data Science Club

The Data Science Club would like to invite you to our weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 4pm PST. You can join our meetings using the link here or by scanning the QR code on the right. In addition to an Invited Talk, AI-900 Certification Workshop, and Research Symposium, we’ll be covering various topics this quarter including Feature Engineering, Data Visualization, and AI Ethics!SS


Check out the New Human Centered Artificial Intelligence (HCAI) Research Group 

Meeting Schedule:  Every Monday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST – Join here 

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Upcoming Events

CAE Tech Talk: Feb 17, 2022

Presentation 1

Topic: CANSentry: Securing CAN-Based Cyber-Physical Systems against Denial and Spoofing Attacks

Time: 1:00pm –1:50pm EST / 10:00am – 10:50am PST

Location: Click here to join the Zoom meeting  – Just log in as “Guest” and enter your name. No password required.

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Presentation 2

Topic: The Use of Labtainers cybersecurity lab exercises

Time: 2:00pm –2:50pm EST / 11:00am – 11:50am PST

Location: Click here to join the Zoom meeting – Just log in as “Guest” and enter your name. No password required.

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