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Computer Science

CS Significant Bits E-Newsletter

 General Announcements

  • Welcome Back!

    • It's a new semester with many changes. If you are curious about COVID-19 related changes, you can view them on the KSU COVID website.

  • Tea Time

    • Have fun and hang out virtually with people in the CS department! Tea Time offers a chance to catch up with what is going on in the department and meet with alumni and industry partners. If you would like specific topics to be discussed, email Russ Feldhausen (russfeld@ksu.edu) or Nathan Bean (nhbean@ksu.edu) with your ideas! The hours are Tuesdays at 3:30 pm and Fridays at 10:30 am on Zoom or connect through Google Calendar.

  • Tutoring

    • Holtz Hall is offering tutoring remotely or face-to-face! They offer tutoring for common classes needed for our program like MATH 220, 221, 510, and CIS 115, 200, 300, and 400. View their website to see all the courses they offer tutoring for and how to schedule an appointment!

  • Math Help Sessions

    • Students in math courses can get help from math GTAs in the math help sessions beginning Monday, August 31 on Zoom. Visit the math website to view the schedule and click on any name to join their Zoom session. 

  • CS Advising

    • Due to COVID-19, our advisors will no longer be taking walk-in appointments. Appointments are preferred to be online via Zoom, however they will also offer face-to-face meetings if needed. Please use the SSC to schedule your appointments. If the matter is urgent, you can email your advisor. If you need assistance, contact the CS Office.

  • Game Jam 2021
    • Credit event for CIS 015/018, the KSU Game Development Club is hosting Game Jam February 26th at 7am to February 28th at 11am. You can join solo or with a team, no experiance needed. Sign up by the 26th, and join the club discord where there will be further information leading up to the event. Any questions can be directed to Nick Monaco at nmmonaco@ksu.edu
  • Attend WiCyS 2021
    • The 8th Annual Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) Conference in Aurora, CO September 8-10, 2021. Students MUST apply for WiCyS scholarships to attend the conference (there is no general WiCyS 2021 registration for students) and need to be a current WiCyS student member to apply. Students receiving the scholarship will pay a minimal $40 registration processing fee. Two nights of complimentary shared lodging (September 8 and 9) and/or a travel stipend ($500) can be requested as well. Travel stipends are issued based on availability. For WiCyS members that identify as part of the BIPOC community. Members of the BIPOC community can apply for a discounted conference registration fee of $40, lodging (two nights of complimentary shared lodging - September 8 and 9), a travel stipend ($500) and/or a WiCyS membership refund.The Deadline is March 1st. Learn more about WiCys through this webinar and apply on their website. Not a WiCyS Member but would like to apply? Join their community. 

Undergraduate Opportunities

Scholarships

  • Applications for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Scholarship
    • Applications are currently open for the Fall 2021 Semester. These $1,000 awards go to students to take Entrepreneurship & Innovation courses. Students can complete the short application here. Priority review of applications begins March 1.
  • Applications Open for International Student Scholarships
    • Applications for the 2021 International Student Scholarships are now being accepted. Several scholarships of varying amounts are being offered. Both graduate and undergraduate international students are encouraged to apply. Specific eligibility criteria and instructions on how to apply can be found on the International Student and Scholar Services website. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 3. No exceptions. Awarded scholarship funds are applied toward fall 2021 tuition and fees. This is a great opportunity to help fund your K-State education and is exclusive to international students. Apply soon.
  • Blue Key Scholarships Open
    • Applications for the various scholarships offered by K-State Blue Key are now open. These scholarships include the Bernard Franklin Opportunity Scholarship; Robert Lewis Sophomore Leadership Award; Neal Atkinson Junior Leadership Scholarship; Chester E. Peters Student Development Award; Roy C. Langford Memorial Scholarship; Greg Hardin Memorial Scholarship; the Walter Martin Memorial Scholarship; Blue Key Study Abroad Scholarship; and Dr. Pat J. Bosco Graduate Student Scholarship. More information about each of these scholarships can be found on the K-State Blue Key's Scholarships website. Applications will close at midnight Monday, March 1. Students will be notified if they will receive an interview by Tuesday, March 16. Virtual interviews will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23. Please reach out to MiKayla Deters, director of nationals and scholarships, at mdeters99@k-state.edu with any questions or queries.
  • Mortar Board Outstanding Student Scholarship
    • Apply now to potentially win one of three scholarships: a $250 scholarship to a freshman student, a $250 scholarship to a sophomore student and a $500 scholarship to a junior student. Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19.
  • PixelPlex Bi-Annual Scholarship
    • $2000 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 be eligible you must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, be enrolled (or accepted with plans to attend) in a college or university in the United State, and your field of study must be related to STEM, economics, or business. The deadlines to apply: June 5 and December 5, 2021. Application guidelines include choosing an industry or sector where the application of one of the technologies below might be uncommon, in your opinion, and describe which existing problems will be solved as a result. Pick from these technologies: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality. Visit their website for how to apply and for more information.
  • Integra Sources Computer Hardware Engineering Scholarship
    • Integra Sources is an electronics design house that provides custom software and hardware solutions and specializes in embedded hardware design, embedded software design, computer vision development, Internet of Things, robot development, and other related areas. So, if you are a US college, high school, or university student, we invite you to apply for our finding grant program. Our hardware engineering scholarship is another opportunity for career development. 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. The award is $1000 and the deadline is September 1st, 2021. Open to enthusiastic university, or college student studying computer science, engineering, and related areas who are passionate about their ideas and eager to change the world. More information and the application form is on their website.
  • Cargill Global Scholarship Program

    • This two-year scholarship program provides financial support to undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time students with a graduation date between May 2023 and August 2024. In addition to a $2,500.00 scholarship for each year of the program ($5,000.00 total), Cargill Global Scholars participate in two fully-funded leadership seminars – one with their fellow U.S. Scholars, and one with Scholars from all six program countries – and receive one-on-one mentorship from Cargill employees. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2021. More webinars will be offered in December through February, in which the dates will be posted on their website, where you can also apply for the program.

  • Fall 2021 US Freshman Scholarships without ACT/SAT Scores K-

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

  • ENGL 516 enrollment procedures for Summer/Fall 2021
    • Beginning Monday, 15th March, students may request permission to enroll in ENGL 516 for Summer / Fall 2021 through an online Qualtrics survey. The survey will be available at the English Department’s website. Students will be contacted in a timely fashion via email by English Department administrators to confirm that they have been given electronic permission in KSIS to enroll. They still will need to enroll themselves in the specified section of the course when their enrollment appointment arrives. Seniors’ requests will be given priority for the first week of the enrollment process. After that period, permissions will be distributed according to the number of hours students have already completed. Students should make their request as early as possible (on or after 3/15th), not at the time they are scheduled to enroll. They will be asked to offer at least three ranked sections. We strive to give students their first choices, but as sections close, it is helpful to have options. We are pleased to be able to offer a section of ENGL 516 online in the summer term this year, and we hope that your students will find it helpful to be able to complete that requirement at that time if their schedules permit.

       

 

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