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Computer Engineering & Computer Science (CECS)

CECS Newsletter 3 for AY 2008/09

September 5 2008

by Dr. A. Monge

Newsletter Index

Announcements

CECS Labs

No food or drinks of any kind are allowed in any of the computer labs. Please, let's keep the labs clean and free of anything that can spill and damage the computer equipment.

Fall 2008 Deadlines

  • September 15th is the last day that students may do self service registration and schedule adjustments. After this date, students will need to use the paper add/drop forms available from Enrollment Services.
  • September 15th is also the last day for students to drop classes without a permanent W grade in their transcript. The deadline is 10pm on September 15th.
  • October 15th is the last day to file for Spring 2009 graduation. Students graduating in Spring 2009 must file before that date. The earlier you file to graduate the better since the requests to graduate involve a check to determine if you've satisfied all requirements. To file for graduation, you must meet with your academic adviser to receive an official program planner. Read more about filing to graduate

Newsletter Contributions

If you'd like to contribute to this newsletter, feel free to send contributions to Dr. Monge. Contributions can range from notification of jobs, internships, fellowships, and scholarships to announcements of campus events, and questions you'd like answered which would be relevant (primarily) to CECS students.

Advising Corner

Prerequites

In case you are unable to register in a class because the system says you do not satisfy the prerequisites of the course, please contact your academic adviser ASAP to determine the problems and resolve them if necessary.

Transfer Students and GE Category E

If you are a transfer student, it is quite probable that you already fulfilled the GE Category E (Self Integration) requirement. If that is the case, please notify your academic adviser so that the ENGR 101, 102 and CECS 105 requirements can be waived.

Advising hours

  • Undergraduate Computer Science students are advised by Dr. Monge in ECS-547 on a walk-in basis during these times:
    • Monday and Wednesday: 4:00-5:30pm
    • Tuesday and Thursday: 11:00-12:30pm
  • Undergraduate Computer Engineering students are advised by Dr. Chelian in ECS-544 on a walk-in basis during these times:
    • Monday, 11am-noon
    • Tuesday, 3:00-4:00pm
    • Wednesday, 5:00-6:00pm
  • Undergraduate students in the BSET, Technology and Engineering Education, CS minor or in the certificate program are advised by Mrs. Barbara Mack in ECS-524 on a walk-in basis during these times:
    • Monday thru Thursday: 1:00-2:30pm

Student Organizations

EAT

Embedded Applications Technology Society (EAT) is a student organization geared toward Computer Engineering and Computer Science majors and focused around the world of embedded systems. We participate in corporate networking, local, national, and international competitions, and have fun exploring fascinating and advanced topics in our field. Our lab offers computers that are fully customizable, run by and for our members, and we have a full array of hardware design equipment. We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm in ECS-304. Visit the EAT Society Website, or send email to info@eatsocity.org, or stop by ECS-303 for more information.

Internship/Scholarship/Fellowship Information

ACM-W Scholarships

ACM-W is pleased to announce a new program that will provide support for women students in Computer Science and related programs (at the undergraduate or graduate levels) who wish to attend research conferences. Exposure to the CS research world can be an important factor in encouraging a student to continue on to the next level (undergraduate to graduate, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to an industry or academic position). It is not required that the student be presenting a paper at the conference she attends.

Complete details about the scholarship including the deadlines (October 1 is the next upcoming deadline) and application form are available at the website on ACM-W Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences

Jobs

AfterCollege Job Postings

AfterCollege is a network of employers and students and they provide announcements on job and internship opportunities. Check out the listing they have prepared for students in our department.

Quote of the Week

"The city's central computer told you? R2D2, you know better than to trust a strange computer!"

by C3PO in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

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