Message from Leadership

Morgan Zantua, Center for Cybersecurity Innovation Program Director

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As I reflected on composing this Message from Leadership; my last for the Spring Quarter, I reflected on Moore’s Law and an observation by Gordon Moore, that the growth of transistors (and innovation) would double every two years. A presentation on the relevance of Moore’s Law in today’s Tech Environment would be a great topic. Ultimately tech today is, in my estimation, all about continuous quality improvement.  

Ahead of the Summer Quarter, we are announcing major Quality Improvement Initiative. 


Dr. Ahreum Ju (photo above) is now the Director of Content for STC. Ahruem received her doctorate from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and is certified in Quality Matters. Ahreum has worked with STC since 2022 teaching Data Science and serving as Associate Director for the Center for Cybersecurity Innovation.  

Ahreum first visible changes are the student surveys in Week Four and Week Nine.  

These surveys go directly to Dr. Ju and your 100% honest response rate will enable her to implement the quality design changes we require to keep up-to-date with providing you the curriculum and learning environment that will prepared you for a successful tech career!

Your feedback is important to us and it enables us to improve your experience at City University.


June Cross-Association

Security Community Social


By Your Local ISSA-PS, ISC2, and CSA Chapters. WiCyS. Summer will be here, and the weather will be warm! We’re planning to enjoy some sunshine at Dock & Drink (Hyatt Southport) on the Lake Washington waterfront.

Please purchase tickets for you and any guests you plan to bring.

Reserve here.


T-Mobile – Speaker Series

The Tech Experience Speaker Series brings in notable leaders to the 5G Hub to explore a variety of 5G topics across industries and technology innovation. Immerse yourself in rich discussion and knowledge sharing, along with networking with other innovators in our 5G ecosystem.

The events are held monthly on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time and will be both in-person and virtual. People attending the live event will enjoy light appetizers and drinks as we delve into various topics about the possibilities with 5G.

Next event is on June 13th – AI and ML

For more information, click here.


Scholarship Opportunities

Become a Cybersecurity High School Teacher– open to high school teachers in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington state: Online with a four day in-person summer summit in Seattle.

Learn more.

STC is hiring!

STC is looking for student assistants who want to gain experience working with agile and collaborative teams, receive training in advanced technologies, and learn the current strategic technology trends.

If you are a self-starter, technically competent, and familiar with one of the following subjects – Operating Systems, Networking, Web, Programming, Database, and Cloud, you will have an excellent opportunity to learn advanced concepts and skills through this position.

Additionally, if you are seeking to help your community and gain experience in a high-demand specialty that will significantly enhance your resume while also earning income, this is the job for you.

For more information, 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.

Learn More.

Upcoming Events

Click here to view full calendar.

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.

You can find record CAE Tech talks here. For questions on CAE Tech Talk, please send them email.

STC Clubs

Interested in the Tech field? Wish to broaden your network? Check out our clubs.

Cybersecurity Enthusiasts are welcome to join!

Check out the Breach of the Week program; A club member presents current cyber events to the club in 3-5 minutes. This is a great opportunity to learn, participate and network.

We encourage all current and future alumni to attend the meetings.

Meeting Times: 

Fridays, 3:00PM (PDT) Over MS Teams


President – Dan Montage

City University of Seattle has just created a new WiCyS student chapter.

The purpose of the club is to build a community within our CityU school that promotes women’s education, participation, and leadership in the field of cybersecurity.

Meeting Times: 

Next meeting: May 26th, 2023 at 11:00 AM PDT

Typical meeting time: Fridays, 11:00AM (PDT) over MS Teams.


President – Melissa Lee

STC Tech Club meets to provide tech-related learning opportunities, skill development, and networking. Students or faculty who would like to share their expertise or project, please reach out.

Meeting Times: 

Thursdays, 4:30PM (PDT) Over MS Teams


President – Tyray Fortune

This quarter, we will be covering various topics including Computer Vision, Data Engineering, and NLP! Take a look at our calendar and club page for more.

We are recruiting new officers for the Data Science Club. If you are interested in becoming one, please fill out the form here, or scan the QR code in the flyer.

Meeting Times: 

Wednesdays, 4:00PM (PDT) Over MS Teams


President – Mahathi Vucha

Looking for more project/work experience to put on your resume? Try contributing to an open-source project:

GitHub for beginner-friendly open-source projects

How to Contribute to Open-Source Projects – guide

STC TA documentation for setting up environments

Valuable certifications:

Computer Science 

AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals 

AWS Cloud – Practitioner 

Looking for extra help to guide you through your tech career? Check out Mentors in Tech

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