Message From Leadership

Dr. Sam Chung, Dean of School of Technology and Computing (STC)

Welcome to Fall Quarter 2021.  
Our School of Technology & Computing is adopting a hybrid working style for all faculty, staff, and student workers. Here is this quarter’s schedule for STC administrative faculty, staff, and student workers.  

– All STC administrative faculty, student workers and staff will work remotely, but STC administrative faculty will be on campus every Thursday.

– Student-workers taking an on-site course on Thursday will be on campus Thursday of Weeks 1, 5, and 10  

– Student-workers taking online-only will be on campus at least on Thursday of Week 10.

Next week the policy for student club participation will be announced. 

The pandemic has impacted every organization and every one of us, nationally and globally. As our leadership team strives to re-imagine community, I am dedicating my time as STC’s Dean to construct a foundation of trust. To accomplish this goal, I am reading Joel Peterson’s book – “The 10 Laws of Trust.” 

The author, who is the Chairman of JetBlue and a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, attributes his 10 Laws to the three qualities of CharacterCompetence, and AuthorityI encourage STC students to read the “The 10 Laws of Trust” available through CityU’s Library over the coming year. Here is an interview with Joel Peterson when he was visiting Google in New York. 

As we progress through this academic year,  expanding our online and hybrid community, I will share my personal and professional journey.  I based this project on Law # 6 – Keep everyone informed. This process takes time and intention, as we cannot build trust overnight. Remember this idiom, “if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.”    

We welcome you and look forward to meeting you at upcoming events and in class. 

The 10 Laws of Trust | Joel Peterson | Talks at Google 

Welcome New TAs!

Yared Shewarade

Yared has been working as Data Engineer for different Institutions. He has experience in database technologies, and programming. Currently, he is studying Master of Science in Computer Science. He has a strong interest to work in Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, and predictive analysis.

Chunhui Xu

Hui's major was physics, so he has a mathematical foundation such as calculus and linear algebra. In addition, he is very interested in neural networks in AI algorithms and have experience in writing basic BP algorithms. He is currently working on his Master of Science in Computer Science.

Club Announcements

  • Cybersecurity Club

Cyber Security Club will meet starting on Thursday 10/14 at 5:30 p.m. The first meeting will be a hybrid online and in person meeting. To join online click here. To join in person contact for details.  The club will have multiple meetings this quarter including an invited talk and workshops for the upcoming cybersecurity competitions. Topics we will cover this quarter include: VPNS, TOR, Certifications, Password Management, OWASP, internet crime deep dives, and a special Halloween Party!

P.S. To anyone participating in the NUARI Table Top Exercise, the first virtual training is 5:00 p.m. PST this Thursday, 10/7.

  • Data Science Club
Would you like to gain experience working with real-world applications of machine learning? Would you like to learn more about the fundamental Data Science concepts? Are you interested in participating in Data Science competitions? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Data Science Club would love to have you! Please fill out the application form here. We will be holding our Fall Quarter kickoff meeting on Wednesday, October 13th at 5:30pm PDT. You can scan the QR code on the flyer or join the meeting here.
  • STC Tech Club
STC Tech Club meets every Thursday from 4:00 PM to 5:00 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 us at Click here to join STC Tech Club Weekly Meeting – Fall Quarter. Everyone is invited! We would also like to announce a new vacant position of VP of Operations. Or if you would like to join STC Tech Club, please fill out this form: STC Tech Club – Member Sign-Up. You might be the one we are looking for!

Upcoming Events

Fall Quarter Community Building Event

Virtual Hackathon

TechTogether’s Seattle Chapter is hosting a virtual hackathon from November 5-7th, 2021 for people of marginalized genders of all ages. This is an amazing opportunity for students to network with companies like Microsoft and Capital One, explore different career paths in tech, and learn new coding skills. The event is also 100% free to attend.

Career Tips

When Job Searching, Sell Yourself – Job Search QuickTip #1

Cut the Crap, Get a Job! When job hunting, you’re the seller and the hiring company is the buyer. Sell yourself.

A video series of helpful job search tips to help you succeed in the most competitive job environment ever. For college grads to senior executives.

Watch here

This Week in Tech History Sep 6th - 10th

October 7, 1954

IBM researchers modified the existing model 604 vacuum tube calculator to use transistors to decrease the power used down to just 5% of the power the vacuum tube-based design did. However, this did not shrink the size of the machine nor made it any faster. Due to this success of the experiment, IBM released their first commercial transistor calculator four years later called model 608.

Tech Humor