Message From Leadership

Dr. Brian Maeng, Associate Professor/Program Director

Welcome to the third week of the quarter. 

To help make the best use of your program in STC, I would like to share valuable insights I have learned in the last few years. These are based on my recollection and comments from STC alums who have successfully landed tech jobs that people envy.  

First, join a student club aligned with your interest and participate actively. Four active clubs exist in the School of Technology & Computing (STC) – STC Tech Club, Cybersecurity Club, Data Science Club, and Google Developer’s Club. I recommend you check them out and build a network with peers sharing the same interest (in your comfort zone). You will have fun and gain opportunities to learn about emerging topics in the field. You may even get the the opportunity to present one yourself to your peers. As an additional benefit, you can build the soft skills many organizations require in the workplace such as communication and collaboration. 

Second, utilize all the resources STC and CityU provide. For example, every class in STC comes with a weekly office hour run by professors who have expertise in their field. Also, each class has a dedicated student assistant ready to help students with hands-on practice/skill and technology tool assignments. You also have an academic advisor who listens and assists you with any school related issues; based on my experience, the advisor is the best advocate for your success. Of course, you are always welcome to contact the program manager related to your program. 

Third, use the capstone project as a vehicle for your subsequent job placement. Study a job you are eager to get and select a capstone project topic that is considered essential for the position. Of course, you will need to select emerging technology that allows implementing your capstone project. Many alumni shared one comment – “Start your capstone early.” It is challenging to choose a topic in emerging technology, learn it, and develop your capstone in ten weeks. To have a capstone project deliverable that you want to showcase to your future employer, you will need to give yourself ample time. STC offers Capstone Orientation on the fourth Thursday of every quarter to encourage an early start on your capstone. I strongly encourage your participation. 

I hope you are convinced that you are in good hands. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on how STC is doing in terms of providing valuable resources to students in STC. Thanks, and have a good rest of the quarter. 


Meet the National Cyber League Team for Fall 2022

Dan Montague, Thaddeus Thomas, Melissa Lee, Fernando Gooden, Christa Darrin, Gabby Wargin, and Coach Greg Surber will be participating this year!


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 – Invited Talk

Presenters: Dr. Ho Kyeong RA

When: November 3rd 2022 at 4:30 PDT

Where: MS Teams

Save the Date – CAE Tech Talk

Presenters: Dr. Kun Sun, and Massimiliano Albanese, George Mason University

When: October 20, 2022 – Presentation #1: 10:00 – 10:50 AM and Presentation #2 : 11:00- 11:50 AM

Where: Zoom Channel

CAE Tech Talks are recorded – view them here: Recorded Tech Talks

Presentation #1 Topic: Security Patch Identification on Open-Source Software

Presentation #2 Topic: A Metrics-Driven Approach to Prioritizing Vulnerability Mitigation 

CityU Student Club Promotions Fair 

When: Tuesday, Oct 25th 10 AM – 1 PM and Thursday, Oct 27th, 10am – 3pm

Where: Seattle Campus Atrium

For online students click on the MS Teams link to leave a question:

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. You can find record CAE Tech talks here. ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. For questions on CAE Tech Talk, please send them email.

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. The NCL team is being coached by Associate Professor Greg Surber.

Cybersecurity Club is filling: 

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

For more information about each role, please contact Dan Montague


Mountain West Cyber Games

When: Saturday, December 3, 2022 8:30am—4:30 pm MDT

Teams will compete in one 7-hour round of Cybersecurity Capture the Flag (CTF) to take home the title and great prizes! Teams can be geographically collocated but the challenge event will be online.

Space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No cost to compete! This event will be hosted on Deloitte’s Cyber CTF platform. AFCEA will be offering generous prizes for the top three teams!

Schools can register as many teams as you can assemble — no limit. Teams consist of up to 4 students each.  Non-UCCS teams should register here!

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 ParkerClick here to join. Everyone is invited!

AWS Resources

AWS QwikLabs
AWS Workshops
Security Learning Path
AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

Microsoft Resources

Microsoft Dev Essentials

Create Low-Code MR Apps with Power Apps

GitLab Sources

GitLab CI/CD recorded webcast

STC TA documentation for setting up environments

Open Source Projects

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.

Web app testing

Puppeteer (Google Product) Node library

Playwright (Microsoft Product) end-to-end web app testing

STC Tech Club Announcements

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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