Message From Leadership

Ali Khamesipour, Ph.D, Director of Undergraduate Programs

We have been taught to think logically throughout our entire lives. Logical thinking, by nature, means that there is a set goal that needs to be justified through our reasoning. This approach to thinking is opposed to the main ideas of creative thinking, which unfortunately, seems to be lacking in our general school systems as well. Edward de Bono believes that “The brain is designed to be brilliantly uncreative” and to follow patterns that it gets use to. Even though many of such patterns may or may not be the efficient way of completing that specific task. Creativity is all about challenging such patterns and coming up with more productive and efficient ways of solving the same problem. Nature is also filled with such creativity. Strand feeding of bottlenose dolphins in the mud banks of Kiawah Island, South Carolina is a great example of such creativity in nature. This is a great example of how logical thinking and creative thinking may not always be in-line with each other.   

At the School of Technology and Computing, we provide platforms for our students to practice creativity, problem solving and critical thinking through the team projects integrated within the course work, the research groups and our student club activities as an ongoing method of building this valuable skillset. Please check out the Extra Curricular component on your course shells for detailed information regarding these activities. 

TA Center Announcement

Get to know your TA By Joining Your Course MS Teams.

We have updated our TA Center and included the Spring quarter courses along with the respective TA names and MS Team links. Please use this information to join MS Teams for your courses to get help from your Instructors and TAs seamlessly. 

Career Tips

Want to Start a Career in AI? Here Are the Skillsets in Demand 

With the rapid growth of AI technology in many leading industries, from e-commerce to healthcare, there is increased need for IT professionals with the right skillsets and experiences to implement those solutions. Companies now rely on AI for personalized recommendations, market analysis, fraud detection, and the creation of new mixed reality experiences. So, the opportunities are endless for people who like to work with data and machine learning. As a dynamic, highly technical, and specialized field, AI jobs are well-paying.  

Check out this article that elaborates on different career pathways and desired skillsets for those looking at transitioning into the AI field. 

Source: ACM Career News 

Upcoming Events

STC Capstone Orientation

When: Thursday of the 4th Week (May 5, 2022) from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM 

Who: Any students who are interested in capstone preparation 

Where: MS Teams Meeting 

What: Start Your Capstone Prep Now! 

Panel discussion on NIST SP 800-171: Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations 

When: Thursday, May 12, 2022 1:00-2:00 PM PT

Who: Jemell Garris, Manager of Cybersecurity, Applied Physics Lab, and DIT Student at City University will participate on a three-person panel with Josh Furman, Information Security Analyst, UW Office of the CISO, and Matt Weatherford, Computing Director of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE).

Where: Email Jemell Garris to RSVP and receive the Zoom link.

What: NIST SP 800-171 is a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication that provides requirements for protecting the confidentiality of controlled unclassified information (CUI) in non-federal systems. Come and hear how our panelists have contended with fulfilling the many controls and responsibilities laid out in 800-171, and why the document may be helpful for developing a foundation of best practices and good security hygiene.

Club Announcements

  • Cybersecurity Club

Cybersecurity Club would like to invite you to their weekly Thursday meeting! Click here to join us on Thursday May 5th at 5:30 PDT on MS Teams. We will be discussing the notorious computer worm Stuxnet, so please come with any questions or insights on this exciting topic. 

Cybersecurity Club Announcement

On May 12th, 2022, Cybersecurity Club’s meeting will be a debrief of the WOWI! The WOWI is a scientifically developed, objective assessment that combines career interests, work styles and aptitudes/achievements in one assessment. For those interested in completing this assessment please email Gabby Wargin by May 9th, 2022. 

  • 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 Yang Ren. Click here to join.  Everyone is invited! 

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 Yang Ren if interested.

Career Center
Deirdre Grimes
Resume Building

Virtual Workshops/Conferences/Learning
AWS Skill Builder – Free sources
AWS Free courses – Free sources
Atlassians Developer Day

STC Tech Club Private Cloud Lab


Please contact Yang Ren if interested.
VP of Marketing
VP of Operations
Web Administrator

  • 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 or by scanning the QR code on the right. We will be covering various topics this quarter including Computer Vision, Data Engineering, and NLP! Please reach out to the club president, Amanda Vaughan, with any questions.

Now Recruiting!

We will have two open officer positions starting next quarter but are hoping to bring on an additional officer to the team as well. We will hold officer training towards the end of this quarter with new officers officially taking office in the Summer 2022 quarter! Please fill out the application form here and reach out to Amanda Vaughan with any questions.

  • Google Developer Student Club

Please join the GDSC Wednesday May 11th at 4:30 PM (PDT) for a welcome informational session to learn more about the club, our missions, visions, events and activities. Click here RVSP. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to email us at


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

Career Opportunities

Innotech Engineering LLC

Innotech Engineering LLC is a Professional Services Provider (PSP) for Starbucks.  The opportunity is to act as a technical support technician to the SSC labs (Starbucks Support Center Candidate will be hired by Innotech Engineering and assigned to Starbucks to fulfill this on-site role. 

The main tasks include on-site technical lab support, build, re-image, reconfigure PoS systems and related equipment. Move, add, change configurations of physical technology including relocation of lab spaces, tear down, reconfigure and rebuild of office and lab equipment. General knowledge of networking, cabling, and physical infrastructure is preferable. 

Previous working experience is a plus but not a requirement. $25-35/hr

Send resume + letter to subject line SBUX Lab Tech 

This could open doors to more systems engineering level of work. Please email the Center with any questions. 

NRC Health

NRC Health has multiple open positions available right now. For more information and to apply, click here.


Continuant is looking for NOC, for more information and to apply, click here. To check out all other opportunities, click here.

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