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CS Significant Bits E-Newsletter

 General Announcements

  • ACM-W WEEKLY LUNCHES! Bring your lunch and meet new people in the CS department! Join us every Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in DUE 3099A. Everyone is welcome. Hope to see you all there! 


Undergraduate Opportunities

  • U.S Air Force STEM Premier College Internship Program

    • Tinker Air Force Base is excited to assist in the launch of an exciting new Premier College Internship Program that will offer a 3 month paid internship for the summer. To view the requirements to be eligible for the internship and to see where to submit your application, click here.  
  • Department of Geography- Webpage Development

    • The K-State Department of Geography is hiring a student to develop a webpage. For more information, email Dr. Marcellus Caldas at caldasma@ksu.edu. 
  • BRI IT Systems Programmer (Software Engineer/ Database Developer) 

    • 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
  • Biodefense Internship Program (Visualization)

    • This is all about advancing new analytical and visualization tools for the detection, characterization and mitigation of infectious diseases and the interpretation and contextualization of Big Data for Biodefense. For more information click here.
  • John Deere

    • They are looking for Software Engineers. 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.
  • Software Engineering Interns

    • The Director of Computing at the Well Living Lab in Rochester, MN is actively seeking software engineering summer interns for 2018 in the areas of mobile development and data analytics. The Well Living Lab, a  Delos and Mayo Clinic collaboration, was created to research the real-world impact of indoor environments on human health and well-being, and generate evidence-based information that can be used in practical ways to create healthier indoor spaces. The interns will be working with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from very diverse backgrounds working on disrupting the areas of health and well-being in a very technology driven setting. Mobile Development, Data Analytics.
  • 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.

  • Ag Trax
    • They are looking for a Junior Software Engineer to join their team. The main role will be system maintenance and feature development support. Requirements for this position is a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Software Development. Also, 0-2 years of applicable Software Development. For more information or to apply, please send resume to **adubin@agtrax.com**.
  • Purple Wave, Inc

    • They are searching for a full stack web application developer to join our growing team of five developers. The role is responsible for building new and improving existing web applications in our LAMP/LEMP technology environment. Will create and/or revise applications based on design specifications and company needs as well as provide application technical support. Preference will be given to candidates with undergraduate degree or coursework in related field. Requirements include prior experience with LAMP/LEMP, XHTML/HTML5, CSS, JavaScript/Node.js, and SQL. Purple Wave is looking for a team player who can manage numerous ongoing projects in a fast paced environment. Knowledge of the following technologies a plus; Git, React, Angular, PHP, RabbitMQ, ElasticSearch, AWS, Backbone Marionette, Web Sockets, Perl, Python and Redis. Compensation and benefits package includes a competitive base salary, group health, dental, vision, and life insurance, matching 401k retirement plan, vacation and holiday pay.

  • ConocoPhillips

    • They have open positions with applications due this spring. The Student Leader Forum multi-day event to engage with ConocoPhillips IT Leadership, present a business case and win some awesome prizes and awards. The Innovation Challenge is a multi-day hackathon using new technologies. Opportunity to win cash prizes and awards. Show your skills, learn new and exciting technologies, and meet students from all over. Please see the applications for each event for further details. Students can reach out to Cecilia Bryan (Cecilia.L.Bryan@conocophillips.com) if they have any specific questions not included in the applications.

  • 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
  • The University of Arizona

    • They are offering a job opportunity. The candidate will operate and maintain a one-of-a-kind automated crop scanning system deployed in a gantry configuration over an entire acre, in an outdoor environment at the Maricopa Agricultural Center. This field scanner is a key component of the TERRA-REF project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, with numerous university partners at multiple sites across the country, and managed by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. The candidate will act as on-site engineering lead in ongoing scheduled and ad-hoc dialogs across the entire TERRA-REF team, and will oversee field scanner operations in support of research objectives that utilize advanced sensing technologies to accelerate plant breeding. You will be working closely with the University of Arizona Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator, the candidate will schedule and carry-out scanning operations needed to achieve scientific goals determined by the TERRA-REF team. The candidate will also ensure that sensor, data flow, or hardware system failures are identified in real time, and will ensure that corrective actions are identified and taken, in conjunction with the team and the vendor. He or she will take the lead in maintaining, troubleshooting and modifying software programs and networks for the robotic, sensor, and data control/storage systems, including the PLC/PC controllers and the local area network for system sensors and servers. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to pandrade@ag.arizona.edu. 

  • Piestar Web Developer
    • Piestar is seeking a part-time web developer to join their team. They are looking for a K-State student with a passion for computer programming and a strong desire to learn about the latest advancements in technology. Among other duties, the employee will be planning, building, and testing new/existing system features in collaboration with the Piestar team. This position will require the applicant to work at least 20 hours a week. Those interested should apply by sending a letter of interest (cover letter) and resume to Ben Kohl at info@piestar.com. For more information on Piestar and this position, click here.
  • Northwind Technical Services
    • Northwind is looking to hire Computer Science graduates to work as a Software Engineer for their Sabetha, KS office. You will work in a team environment with other engineers and highly skilled individuals. Successful candidates must be able to apply technical expertise and innovation to control system design and software solutions for a variety of factory processes. You may have the opportunity to function in a project leadership role and eventually guide the successful completion of individual projects. Core work is in the factory automation field. To view the responsibilities and requirements for the job, click here



Graduate Opportunities

  • Princeton University Faculty Positions
    • The Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level. They are especially interested in candidates in the area of data science, including statistics and machine learning, and decisions under uncertainty. For more information, click here. 

  • Texas A&M Faculty Positions
    • The Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, has multiple tenure-track, tenured, and academic professional track positions with research and teaching opportunities open. These include positions in computer graphics, interaction design, game development, and other areas. These new applicants are expected to join Texas A&M faculty in 2019. For more information, click here. 

  • The Kansas Board of Regents

    • They are looking for two Reporting and Research Specialists. The candidates will work in the Data, Research and Planning (DRP) unit and serve as project leader for data-related initiatives as well as actively contribute to the project design and data specifications of assigned projects. The candidates will possess superb writing and communication skills along with technical skills which include business and systems design, data modeling, data/research design, and reporting. The DRP unit is responsible for the planning, development, and maintenance of a uniform, web-based post-secondary education data and reporting system. The salary range is $43,000 to $53,000 and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For more information, click here.


Graduation Information

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Classes and Enrollment

  • CIS 490/798: Security and Reliability of Computer Systems
    • Security in computing systems has gained par-amount significance as an increasing amount of sensitive and private data is being stored in computers (embedded or desktop or server). Fur-thermore, many compu-ting systems need to operate reliably and dependably to meet application requirements. The course elaborates essential reliability and security primitives in computing systems and motivate students for considering security and reliability in the design of computing systems. Classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:20-6:30 P.M.
  • K-State Codes Python
    • This is a Zero-Credit, free course open to any K-State student.  The course will go over the beginner to intermediate skills in the Python programming language.  Python is used in a range of applications including web servers, scientific computing, security, as well as a range of other things.  The course will mainly use Python 3 but the material presented will be mostly applicable to Python 2 as well.  Offered on Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons at 12:30-1:20 in DUE 1117 beginning February 8th. You can sign up for the course here.

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