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CS Significant Bits E-Newsletter

 General Announcements

  • Advising Appointments If you receive an advising appointment email, please use the SSC Advising Scheduler. This is a new advising portal across campus. DO NOT use CS Advising Scheduler. If you have trouble finding SSC, it is on your student KSIS home page.

  • ACM-W WEEKLY LUNCHES! Bring your lunch and meet new people in the CS department! Join us every Friday from 11:00pm to noon in DUE 1116. Everyone is welcome. Hope to see you all there! 

  • K-State Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Roman Yampolskiy is coming to K-State on Friday, February 22nd and will be speaking about Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security in DUE 1109 at 3:00-4:00pm. See the flyer for the workshop full day schedule.

  • Hack K-State. The student led Hackathon at K-State every year. Last year, they had 200 participants and are looking to put the event on in November again! They are currently looking for more organizers, so if you are interested in becoming an organizer for the event, email team@hackkstate.tech and they can get you more information!

Undergraduate Opportunities

  • Cargill Fellows Program
    • Cargill is currently looking for sophomores in the Colleges Engineering to apply for their second cohort of Cargill Fellows for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Applications for the program are available through March 22nd. For more information about the program, see their program flyer and information flyer.
  • BRI Software Engineer Position

    • The Software Engineer / Database Developer is responsible for the maintenance, design, and/or development of several software applications for critical and safe operation of the Biosecurity Research Institute. These applications include:  federally mandated Select Agent Inventory database application; Research Project database application that tracks biosafety training, training history, compliance, and other important information; Effluent Decontamination System and Tissue Digester System performance reporting application that automates PDF reports; and Animal Telemetry data collection system. Other responsibilities, duties as assigned, such as assisting, and working with the BRI Technology team for desktop support, mobile support, VPN support, and cyber security. For more information Click Here.

  • CoderDojo Volunteer and Community Outreach Opportunity

    • CoderDojo MHK is a great opportunity for students to get involved mentoring youth in the Manhattan and Geary County communities. The group is ran and founded by Kansas State Computer Science students. In the sessions, elementary and middle school students will work closely with technical mentors to develop deeper programming skills. Demand for mentors is high due to great attendance (about 25 youth per session). As a computer science student at Kansas State, you are invited to apply to become a mentor for CoderDojo and help teach programming to the next generation of leaders in technology. It is a great way to improve your teaching skills and professionally develop. To apply to be a mentor for Coderdojo, please click here.
  • Kalos Inc.

    • They are searching for 2 college students to join us during the 2019 summer for an internship in our software development department. We're looking for two developers. Please find job postings on their website. For this Developer Position, as a developer intern you will be tasked with collaborating with other developer interns, QA analyst intern, and the product owner in bringing about a fully functional end product. You'll be using relevant technology to develop backend code and user interfaces and will receive mentorship and code review from existing product developers. Click here for more information on how to apply. The deadline is March 1st.

  • Douglas County District Attorney 
    • Douglas County District Attorney, Charles Branson, is hiring for a full-time Media/IT position. The deadline to apply is March 1st. For more information and the application, click here.
  • Chart Westcott Scholarship

    • Applicants are required to submit a 500-word essay by February 28, 2019. The essay should answer the question: "What is one of the best investments one can make in themselves?" Winners of the scholarship will be awarded $1000. To be eligible, applicants must be an undergraduate student who has not yet reached their final year of study. Those interested may apply here
  • Relevate Project Opportunity

    • Relevate is a research group on campus that works to increase public scholarship through a custom website and app. They would like to hire an engineer to help them work on this project. For more information, click here.

  • Hackathon Opportunities
    • Students can learn & refine skills, but they also have an opportunity to win cash, promotion and even speaking opportunities when participating in these Hackathons. Below are the two options:
      • Twitch AWS Extensions Challenge- Build Twitch Extensions for viewers, broadcasters, or both.  Extensions can be in any category and any theme, as long as it uses integrates at least one AWS service. The deadline is February 26th. Learn more and register by clicking here.
      • Microsoft Graph Security Hackathon- Build or update a functioning Microsoft Graph-powered solution that leverages the Microsoft Graph Security API. The deadline is March 1st. Learn more and register by clicking here.

  • FIU REU Site 2019 Summer Program
    • Florida International University will be hosting the 2019 Summer Program "Security of Smart Things" from May 28-July 26 in Miami, FL. Students will engage in hands-on research activity under the supervision of a faculty mentor or a postdoctoral fellow in the ECE Department throughout the summer. The deadline is February 22nd. For more information click here, or visit their website.

  • Biostatistics Department at IQVIA
    • IQVIA is currently recruiting for locations in Durham, NC and Overland Park, KS. They will give you access to cutting-edge in-house technology, allowing you to work on global projects and across therapeutic areas. Statistical Programmers & Biostatisticians will also be working on programming from scratch with the ability to create new code, discover different opportunities and make a real impact on patient health. See the available roles here. Click here for more information.

  • Piestar Part-time Opportunity
    • Piestar is seeking a part-time Web Developer to join our internship program and work at least 20 hours per week. They provide good pay, a great work environment, quality code, fast laptops with dual monitors, free drinks, foosball, and even the occasional D&D session. Their web development team is responsible for all phases of the software development lifecycle, from requirements-gathering, design, coding, testing and deployment on Linux-based servers. For more information and how to apply, click here.

  • Job & Internships Opportunity with IIT
    • Intelligent Integration Technologies is looking for part-time Python programmer in Manhattan, KS. Position may turn into internship and/or full time post-graduation. Employer is flexible on qualifications. For more information, visit their website
  • Surf the Waves with Asset
    • The Summer 2019 REU SITE of Florida International University Research Experience for Undergraduates in Advanced Secured Sensor Enabling Technologies spans ten weeks, May 28 - August 4 2019, offers research and professional development opportunities for 10 undergraduate students. Details about REU-ASSET  can be found on their flyer, as well as their website, which also included the application. The deadline is April 5th.

  • Garmin Women of Aviation
    • Garmin is hosting a few events in early March to help get more young women interested and excited about aviation and engineering. More info and registration, visit their  website.

  • Python Intern for Kimble Mapping in Manhattan
    • Python intern needed for geographical information systems development at Kimble Mapping in Manhattan. Experience with Python and SQL required. Experience with SQL Express and database management preferred. $13-$15 per hour, 12-20 hours a week, days are flexible. Send resume to Chris Swanson at lkmap@sbcglobal.net.

  • Networked Cyber-Physical Systems
    • Spend your summer at Wichita State University, working on National Science Foundation-funded research on networked cyber-physical systems. The dates are June 3-August 2, in which you will be living on the campus and working on research with faculty mentors. Funding is provided. The deadline to apply is March 15. See their flyer for more information, and apply on their website.

  • Research Experiences in Computational Science, Engineering, and Methematics
    • RECSEM NSF REU site program explores the emergent interdisciplinary computational science models and techniques via a number of cohesive computational and data science applications. This program aims to deliver a real-world research experience to the students by partnering with teams of scientists who are in the forefront of computational and data science research at the Joint Institutes of Computational Sciences (JICS) and the Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL) at UTK and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Funding and housing will be provided. The dates are May 27-August 2, with an application deadline on March 15. For more information, view their flyer or visit their website.

  • Student JavaScript Developer 
    • 4-H Military Partnerships is looking to hire a part-time JavaScript Developer. The student will work on a modern website built with React, Node, Express, and MongoDB. The student should be available to work at least 8 hours a week. For more information on how to apply, view their job announcement.

  • Softinventive Scholarship 

    • Softinventive offers college students a merit-based scholarship award. Their scholarship program is available to high school seniors, graduates and college students who are residents of the United States and are currently enrolled at a recognized college or university for a computer engineering or computer science program. The deadline to apply is July 1. For eligibility requirements and application information, visit to their website.

  • Newizze Scholarship
    • This scholarship is designed to motivate students to pay more attention to computer science. To learn how to apply for this scholarship, visit their website.

  • Apriorit Scholarship
    • Apriorit Computer Science Scholarship will be awarded to one student passionate about computer engineering. The scholarship is worth $1000. To learn if you are applicable for this scholarship, visit their website.

Graduate Opportunities

  • Georgia Tech MS Quantitative and Computational Finance Program
    • Georgia Tech MS QCF Program is a top-ranked Financial Engineering master’s degree and one of few of its kind in the Southeast region. This program is ideal for undergraduate students studying Computer Science, all disciplines within engineering (Computer, Industrial & Systems, Mechanical, etc) Math/Applied Math, Economics and Statistics who have a future interest in working on the quantitative/computational side of the financial services industry. The deadline to apply is March 15th for Fall 2019. For more information, click here.

  •  Biostatistics Department at IQVIA
    • IQVIA is currently recruiting for locations in Durham, NC and Overland Park, KS. They will give you access to cutting-edge in-house technology, allowing you to work on global projects and across therapeutic areas. Statistical Programmers & Biostatisticians will also be working on programming from scratch with the ability to create new code, discover different opportunities and make a real impact on patient health. See the available roles hereClick here for more information.

  • Assitant Professor Position
    • Avila University in Kansas City, MO is looking for an assistant professor in their Computer Science program. They are looking for someone to develop and implement a Cybersecurity major. Other courses such as introductory and upper-level Computer Science, software engineering and networking courses will also be taught by this person. The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in a computer science area and have a background in Cybersecurity and Networking. For requirements and how to apply, view their flyer. Applications will be reviewed Starting March 26th.

Graduation Information

Graduation Preparation is important! Visit this helpful website when preparing for graduation.

If you plan on graduating this fall, check out this link to start applying. Once you apply you will be put on an email list for events coming up!


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