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CS Significant Bits E-Newsletter

 General Announcements

  • 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!

  • K-State Hackathon. Hack K-State is Kansas State University's annual hackathon, run by students that are passionate about providing a comfortable environment for attendees to learn new technology while having fun. On November 8, 2019, 200+ students will converge at K-State for 36 hours of hacking great projects into existence. Participants hack on a wide variety of projects, ranging form smart light emergency warnings to plant identification apps. Besides being a great learning opportunity, Hack K-State is the perfect way for participants to engage with sponsors from across the Midwest and beyond. Students can register to participate or volunteer at hackkstate.tech and the registration or volunteer signup can be found in the header.

  • High School Programming Contest Volunteers. The HSPC is held every Fall semester. This year, it will be on Wednesday, November 6th. We are now looking for volunteers so if you are interested, please fill out this survey!

Undergraduate Opportunities

  • 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.

Scholarships

  • "Royal-Junk" Environmental Protection Scholarship

    • Royal-Junk is a green recycling company offering full-service junk-removal solutions to residential, commercial, and construction clientele. They also believe in offering funding opportunities to passionate students. You don't need to be strictly involved in research or anything related to environmental preservation efforts, you merely need to be an active graduate or undergraduate student! Apply on their website by November 1, 2019.

  • Newizze Scholarship

    • This scholarship is designed to motivate students to pay more attention to computer science. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2019. To learn how to apply for this scholarship, visit their website.

  • Jonah Engler Scholarship

    • The Jonah Engler Scholarship has been established to create visions for the future of Charitable giving. For Jonah, Charity has always been about “touch and feel” first, and technology second. The application deadline is December 1, 2019. For more information, visit their website.

  • PixelPlex Scholarship

    • The $2,000 PixelPlex Bi-Annual Scholarship was established to help support students pursuing education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as economics and business. To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, enrolled (or plan to attend) a college or university in the Unites States with a field of study related to science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), economics, or business. The deadline is December 20, 2019. View their website for more information on how to apply.

  • Indeema Software Scholarship

    • Indeema Software's mission is driving progress with tech skills and science. They lead educational courses & collaborate with research institutions in Lviv and Austria. They believe fresh minds evolve the IT industry. Indeema has decided to grant educational scholarships to students in the USA, where their head office is located. They know starting can be hard, and desire to create a stepping stone and encourage IT enthusiasts to build their career in an innovative landscape. To learn more and apply, visit their website.  The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020.

  • Mova.io Scholarship

    • Mova.io is a Mobile App Development company based in Ukraine. They are offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student who wants to challenge the community of novice students. View their website for how to apply. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2020.

  • Digiteum Scholarship

    • Digiteum has opened up their $2000 Internet of Things Scholarship to graduate & undergraduate students! This is an ideal opportunity to receive funding if you're passionate about the fields of IoT & Big Data, especially if you've been involved in relevant projects, or plan to pursue a career in design, engineering, architecture, or analytics within this field. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2020, so get your foot in the door now! 

  • Network-Olympus Scholarship

    • Every year, Network-Olympus offers a merit-based $1,000 scholarship award to a student of computer engineering or computer science. They are doing this because they know how expensive it may be for young adults to pay their tuition, and every little bit helps. Their program is available for US high-school seniors, graduates, and college students. View their website for requirements and the application. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2020.

  • DIGIS Scholarship

    • DIGIS is a software development and IT company based out of the Ukraine. They have opened up what will become an annual scholarship program awarded to students interested in these respective fields! The most important requirements are that you be a first-year undergrad, can provide examples of source-code on GitHub, can demonstrate at least one project, and are passionate! The deadline to apply is July 23, 2020, with full information being located on their website.

  • Integra Sources Scholarship

    • Integra Sources is an electronics design house providing custom software and hardware solutions and specializes in many different areas. The winning applicant will be rewarded $1,000 and encouraged to spend the grant on self-education purposes to acquire new skills and knowledge necessary for professional growth. Apply on their website. The deadline to apply is September 1st, 2020.

Graduate Opportunities

 

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!

 

Classes and Enrollment

  • History 301D, Games and History

    • More than 20 million people played Call of Duty: WW2 (2017) in the two months after it was released. An Assassin’s Creed game set during the French Revolution sold 10 million copies in its first month. The Civilization series has sold more than 40 million units. History serves as the material for some of the most successful game franchises ever.

      But what does a player learn or absorb from these and other games? Do games destroy useful historical thought? Or can they deepen our experience and understanding of the past? What do these games mean about how history works in our world today? This course will investigate these and related questions in three ways: first, by sketching out a history of electronic games themselves; second, by developing our theoretical language for describing the kinds of representation and work specific to electronic games as opposed to other media (such as text or film); and third by looking at specific games as examples of historical representation or argument.

      This class meets MWF 2:30-3:20 in Calvin 202.
      Questions? Contact Professor Brandom: ebrandom@ksu.edu

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