Message From Leadership

Dr. Brian Maeng, Associate Professor and Program Director

The culture of innovation and participation makes the School of Technology and Computing (STC) distinctive. Since my early days  working at STC, I have witnessed many exciting changes, and I feel grateful for the commitment of faculty to provide students these opportunities. 

Let me give a few examples: 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certifications – students in STC programs can prepare for the AWS certifications by taking courses aligned with the industry certifications. Many students and professors have demonstrated it by passing the exams. 

Kaggle Competition – members in STC Data Science Club are competing in the Kaggle competition, showcasing their knowledge, skills, and abilities on the real-world problem of classifying brain tumors. 

Cybersecurity Club – this club, in its second year, builds a community with industry professionals and offers development opportunities in technical skills in the field of cybersecurity. The National Cyber League teams are forming, and the NUARI Tabletop exercise is April 3rd this year. 

Our students, faculty, and administrators work to make these opportunities available for students at STC and CityU. Because of their efforts and leadership, students are now enriched with new learning opportunities early in their programs. I am confident they will pay it forward with novel, innovative ideas to benefit their peers and STC.  

Are you ready to take part in it? 

Career Tips

Market for Cybersecurity Specialists Remains Strong

Despite concerns about a slowing economy, demand for cybersecurity workers remains historically high. According to some estimates, the U.S. needs 530,000 more cybersecurity specialists to close existing supply gaps. As organizations look to protect themselves from cyber attacks, employers can not afford to pause their cybersecurity hiring. As a result, demand for cybersecurity professionals hit record levels for the first nine months of 2022, before cooling in November and December. To read the rest of the article click here.  

For more information and advice about tech careers check out ACM Career News 


Upcoming Events

Save the Date – STC Invited Talk

Who: Larry Thornton – Senior Network Solutions Engineer at Washington Technology

What: Cyber in Multifaceted Perspective

When: Feb 9th, 2023 – 4:30pm PST

Where: MS Teams

Save the Date – NUARI TTX
Save the Date for a NUARI Table Top Exercise (TTX) on April 3rd, 2023 from 3:00 – 8:00 PDT. This TTX will simulate a realistic scenario that involves core business functions of the Space Ecosystem. You and your team will be responsible to respond and mitigate an attack. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in TTXs and be exposed to Cybersecurity core functions. This is a beginner friendly event – everyone is welcome! More information and links to come.
Save the Date – Tech Meetup


The second New Tech Seattle meetup of 2023 is  on Thursday, February 9th at 5:00 PM. 

February Presenters Founders, leaders & innovators share their passion & new tech through 5-minute presentations & 3 minutes of your Q&A.

  • D Sangeeta, Founder & CEO, Gotara (Women in STEM)
  • Matthew Skeels, Co-Founder & CEO, Chiplytics (microelectronics supply chain)
  • Darin Herle, VP of Global Staffing, Cosmogence (AI powered hiring platform)

Tickets: $10 registration fee Day of event @the door $20. Get your tickets

Use promo code asparagus to attend for free!

2023 NICE Conference and Expo

The National Initiative for CyberSecurity’s education holds its national conference from June 5-7.  The NICE Conference will be held in Seattle, WA. 

Watch this spot for more opportunities to be involved in this national conference.

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.

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.

We have launched our Breach of the Week program! Each week, one club member presents a breach or aspect of current cyber events to the club in 3-5 minutes. This is a great opportunity to practice presentation skills and gain
constructive feedback.

Important Update: Meetings have been moved to Fridays at 3:00 PDT via MS Teams

Cybersecurity Resources

Cybersecurity Hub Events

Competitions & Challenges


NCL – Join the competition – starting January 30th 2023.

Registration ends March 17th. Contact Greg Surber if you want to join CityU’s NCL Team. Initial cost is $35 – active participation will receive partial compensation. 

Women in Cybersecurity

City University of Seattle has just created a new WiCyS student chapter and is inviting anyone interested to join. We will be meeting monthly with the next meet up TBD. Contact Melissa Lee to be added to the Chapter’s MS Team.

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!

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  • The STC Tech Club is proud to announce we are providing vouchers for 50% discounts on the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam. Please contact if interested.

  • STC Tech Club Private Cloud Lab MS Teams link

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  • 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 Student Assistant, School of Technology and Computing

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!

Please reach out to the club president, Mahathi Vucha, with any questions.

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