Message From Leadership

Brian Maeng, Program Director

Last Wednesday, the School of Technology and Computing (STC) hosted an invited talk by Mayana Pereira, Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft. Titled “Intersection of Cybersecurity and Data Science,” she shared exciting cybersecurity problems solving with data science and artificial intelligence techniques. After the talk, she stayed for Q&A and provided valuable tips for career seekers. Many students participated in the event and gave positive feedback, and the STC faculty could connect with many new students through the event.  

Faculty members in the School of Technology and Computing want to build a relationship with students and build a community. To do that, we work closely with advisors and student workers to offer various events throughout the quarter, including the invited talk, the community-building events, STC student clubs, and research groups. We provide orientation courses for all programs and visit on-campus classes to meet and greet instructors and students. Also, we have student workers on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays to provide technical assistance for students who live in the Greater Seattle area.  

STC faculty members will listen to students’ voices through academic advisors, enrollment advisors, instructors, the STC admin assistant, and student workers. Recently, we received feedback from an advisor that we may want to increase the number of quality invited talks to engage with online students. STC plans to offer an invited talk monthly instead of quarterly based on the input. Please reach out to program managers, advisors, instructors, and student workers if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.  

Finally, I would like to thank Freya Helton for her dedication as an enrollment advisor for STC for the last several years. She has been an outstanding advisor, and we will miss working with her. Also, I want to welcome a new enrollment advisor for STC, Precious Jackson, and four new student workers – Ken Ling, Veerendra Sai Jagatha, Mahathi Vucha, and Sakshi Desai. I believe this will be a great year together. 

Let’s make a great community together. I hope many of you can join the community-building event for your program this week and next week. Thank you. 


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

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

For more information, click here

Scholarship Opportunities: 

You don’t have to major in cybersecurity to qualify. All applicants are entered into the database. Even if you are not selected for a scholarship DoD hiring managers and third party contractors access your resume.  

DoD CySP The Department of Defense Scholarship is a Scholarship For Service Program and selected applicants receive full-tuition, books, and a laptop. A summer internship with the sponsoring DoD agency is required.  A stipend of $27,000 per year for undergraduates and $32,000 for graduates is provided.  In return, candidates must work for the sponsoring agency for the length of time they were in school. 

Candidates must be US Citizens or Green card holders. Positions pay well, a security clearance is provided, and relocation may be required.  

To learn more, contact Winter Wells or Morgan Zantua.

STC is Hiring

STC will recruit three new student workers who can work from winter 2022. Please apply if you want to learn about new technology, get involved in curriculum development, help your peers with technology, and grow personally and professionally while studying at CityU. You can find more information hereIf you have any questions, please email Brian Maeng. 

Club Announcements

  • Cybersecurity Club
This week’s club meeting is about ethical hacking. See all of you there and let us know if you have any questions! Please contact Freyja Vining and we will send you a calendar invite to the meeting.
  • 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!

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