Message From Leadership

Research and creative activities enhance the quality of our faculty and the learning of our students. At the School of Technology & Computing (STC), the research and creative activities help our faculty and students be “lifelong learners.” According to an article from the UC Davis – “5 Reasons Why Undergraduates Should Do Research”, there are five benefits:

  • You can explore career directions.
  • You can build transferable skills and enhance resumes or curricula vitae.
  • You can learn to advocate publicly and defend work.
  • You can get a leg up on graduate (MS, Ph.D.) or professional school.
  • You can contribute knowledge and impact the world.

I would like to add one more reason to this list – innovation and creativity can put you on a path to running your own company one day.

As you may know, the Google co-founder, Larry Page, started to explore his intellectual curiosity through undergraduate research and creative activities ( Someday, I may have another Larry Page (Google), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Bill Gates (Microsoft), Steve Jobs (Apple) from our CityU alumni.

Recently, three faculty members (Drs. Patrick Offor, Sion Yoon, & Sam Chung) and one student, Mr. Apiwat Chuahan, publish papers.  Mr. Apiwat Chuaphan, the class of 2020, used his Computer Science Capstone course (MSCS 687) as the foundation for submitting his work to an international conference. Apiwat will present his paper at the virtual Sustainable Development & the Future conference on December 17 – 20, 2020. Congratulations Apiwat!

Journal Paper
  –  Offor, P. (2020).  Cybersecurity Intelligence: A Novel Information Security Threat Mitigation Approach (Special Issue Digital Online First Edition), Cybersecurity Skills Journal (CKJ). National Cyberwatch Center, pp. 75-80.

Conference Paper and Presentation
  –  Chuaphan, A., Yoon, Y., & Chung, S. (2020). A Teaching Assistant-Like Chatbot Application.  US-Korea Conference (UKC) 2020. December 14-17, 2020.
  –  Chung, S., & Yoh, T. (2020). Application of the Three-Layered Approach for Web Course Development and Delivery for STEM Education. US-Korea Conference (UKC). December 14-17, 2020.17


The Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program

The Department of Defense, partnered with the Center for Information Assurance Education (CIAE) through City University- Seattle is offering scholarships available to undergraduate (juniors/seniors) and graduate students. Applications are being accepted now until  January 15, 2021. For more information, please visit Cyber Scholarship Program.

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This Week in Tech History Nov 15 -21

November 17, 1970: Patent for the mouse filed 

first mouse

Douglas Engelbart holding the first computer mouse

Douglas Engelbartbest known for his work on founding the field of human-computer interaction, filed a patent for the X-Y Position Indicator For A Display System”. He called it a computer mouse because the cord looked like a tail. It wasn’t released until 1981 when it was first sold with the Xerox 8010 Star Information System computer and only popularized after 1984 when bundled with the Apple’s Macintosh. 

Career Tip of the Week

Career_Tips_Nov_19thLinkedIn Tips to Connect Virtually from Forbes Coaches 
  • Join a professional association to mingle and gain referrals. 
  • Use keywords to make social media profiles more visible.
  • Share support in groups to build genuine connections online. 
  • Work the virtual room with a premium LinkedIn subscription. 
With permission from JobSearchMasterClass 

STC Student Club Meeting

Student Clubs, the Tech Group and the Cybersecurity Club, will meet Thursdays from 4 P.M. to 5 P.M. PST via Teams: STC Clubs & Research Groups Weekly Meeting – Fall Quarter. For students or faculty who would like to present, choose a date and upload your presentation here. 

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