Month: March 2020

The Data Incubator’s Summer 2020 Fellowship

Early application deadline for The Data Incubator’s Summer 2020 Fellowship cohort closes on April 3. Apply here!

Get the insights into coding you need for a more successful application. Join us on Tuesday, March 31 at 1PM ET for a practical data science demo: a live session with instructor Michael Cullen introducing the how and the why of data science.

We’ll cover some common tools and techniques for exploring data and demonstrate how to use them to answer meaningful questions.

Join Us on Zoom March 31

Michael will show you how to do some initial exploration of a data set and turn broad questions into specific ones.

If you don’t already have access to Jupyter notebooks and Pandas, make sure you get what you need before the session begins.

In this live, 30 minute webinar, Michael will show you the steps to:
– Start with an analytical question, then introduce a data set
– Perform initial exploration of the data set, including inspecting columns, looking for missing values, basic visualizations and summary statistics
– Form a plan for analysis, turning the original question into something we can compute
– Find some “checkpoint” values we can compute as we work toward the final answer
– Understand code style and readability.

Bookmark this email and save the Zoom link below so you don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get coding help from The Data Incubator.

March 31 Zoom Link


Virtual Research Symposium – April 13, 2020

MTU is organizing a virtual research symposium to give students an opportunity to present work that was intended to be presented at conferences this term that were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested in participating by presenting a poster or oral talk, please register below. We are looking at April 13, 2020 at 2 pm EST.  Also please feel free to forward to others! More details will come out when we have an idea of how many people are interested.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhN4cL1xC4s-BevCYSkJHH6TcaMjgvKGzjwfMmuhUpJ2sKTg/viewform?usp=sf_link


Akadeus – Current Job Opportunities World Wide

We are pleased to provide you with some of the current job openings worldwide at AKADEUS, your network of careers in the field of Business and Management Schools.


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ORISE Virtual Outreach Fair – March 25, 2020

On March 25, from 12 to 3 p.m. ET, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a virtual outreach fair to highlight the variety of paid internships, fellowships and research associate appointments available within our Research Participant Programs!


During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to:

CHAT with scientists and mentors from government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and more! 

LEARN about the research conducted within those agencies.

EXPLORE our paid internships and research associate appointments.

CONNECT with recruiters and get your questions answered.

Please click on the following link to registrar:

https://orau.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7cc1c2ca7548e1e5e8e984f57&id=a9a6c1f86b&e=2fd97df5f0


Computing Learning Center (CCLC) Is Available Online

The Michigan Tech Provost has issued guidance that due to MTU’s new COVID-19 policy, all university learning centers must remain closed to physical sessions.

The College of Computing Learning Center will be available online and staffed by undergraduate coaches according to the Spring 2020 schedule: (https://www.mtu.edu/computing/labs-facilities/cclc/).

We will maintain our online presence in two ways:

1. Zoom. We will use the following Zoom meeting as a landing point for students seeking help from Learning Center coaches: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/654452233. In this space, coaches will assess a student’s needs and either provide quick pointers or invite the student(s) into a Zoom meeting room for more targeted tutoring.

2. Canvas. We are setting up a special Canvas page where we can share information with students. We plan on posting short tutorials and quizzes to help students review topics required for their courses. If you have information you would like posted on our Canvas page, please send it to myself or Bonnie Henderson (bhenders@mtu.edu).

Students can self-enroll in the CCLC Canvas page here: https://mtu.instructure.com/enroll/KWFTJ9

After that, link directly to the CCLC Canvas page here: https://mtu.instructure.com/courses/1265465

The CCLC coaches are looking forward to helping the campus community in new ways during this challenging time. Please be patient as we get things up and running.

Please direct any questions about the CCLC to Leo Ureel (ureel@mtu.edu) or Bonnie Henderson (bhenders@mtu.edu).


Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education – Virtual Outreach Fair

ORISE to host Virtual Outreach Fair for college students, recent graduates in STEM

On March 25, from 12 to 3 p.m. ET, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a virtual outreach fair to highlight the variety of paid internships, fellowships and research associate appointments available within our Research Participant Programs!
During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to:

CHAT with scientists and mentors from government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and more! 

LEARN about the research conducted within those agencies.

EXPLORE our paid internships and research associate appointments.

CONNECT with recruiters and get your questions answered.

We encourage you to share this virtual event with your current or former students. They can register for the event using the button below. 
Click here to register

Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the Transportation Security Lab

Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the Transportation Security Lab

Apply today at: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/TSL-Post-Doctoral-SyntheticData-2020

Open until filled

Looking to solve real world problems through new development of Deep Learning algorithms?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering post-doctoral fellowships with the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL). TSL is seeking applicants to participate in a new endeavor in synthetic data generation and testing. The need to develop synthetic methods to develop and test new Deep Learning algorithms is paramount and the proposed work is new and cutting edge.

Why should I apply? You will be given challenging assignments, under the guidance of a DHS TSL mentor, who will provide you with a broad perspective of DHS and TSL, knowledge of cutting edge research, and access to unique facilities.

What will I be doing? As a TSL Post-Doctoral Fellow, you will be a part of a team of TSL staff and researchers focused on a two-fold approach synthetic data generation and testing involving x-ray and millimeter wave regimes.

Where will I be located? Atlantic City, NJ

What are the benefits? As a participant with TSL, you will receive:

•Stipend starting at $80,000

•Health Insurance Allowance

•Relocation Allowance up to $2,000

For more information and eligibility requirements visit: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/TSL-Post-Doctoral-SyntheticData-2020


The College of Computing and Engineering Present a Lecture series by Faculty Candidates

Leo Ureel – Critiquing Student Code by Identifying Novice Anti-patterns
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
3:00 pm Fisher 325

Junqiao Qiu – Model-Centric Speculative Parallelization for Scalable Data Processing
Monday, March 30, 2020
3:00 pm | EERC 214

Teseo Schneider – Robus Black-box Analysis
Monday, March 23, 2020
3:00 pm | EERC 214

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Mission to Mars Research Challenge

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students to research a partner supporting NASA’s upcoming Mars 2020 launch, learn about the partner’s capabilities, and discuss why that partner is necessary for the mission.

Prizes:

1st place: $5,000 scholarship

2nd place: $3,000 scholarship

3rd place: $1,000 scholarship

The deadline for this competition is March 31, 2020, and winners will be announced in early May.

More information can be found at https://orise.orau.gov/stem/internships-fellowships-research-opportunities/scholarships.html.

Please contact STEMEd@orau.org if you have any questions.


21st Annual NMU Programming Contest

21st Annual NMU Programming Contest

Students are invited to attend The Twenty-First Annual Northern Michigan University Invitational Programming Contest to be held on Saturday 28 March 2020 from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on the campus of Northern Michigan University (Marquette Co, MI).  Lunch will be served at 11:00 A.M. Dinner will be served immediately following the contest.

Twenty-One years ago, the computer science students at NMU thought it might be a good idea to hold a contest every spring to provide additional practice for the ACM contest held in the fall. The format of this contest is strongly based on the ACM model.

There is no entrance fee for your students to compete in this competition.  The contest, the fun, the food, and everything else are all free! 

Please visit the event website at http://philos.nmu.edu/NMUCONTEST21 .  A list of rules has been posted, and more information will be added to the site when it becomes available. There is no restriction on grad student participation; all registered students are welcome to compete.  However, grad student teams are ranked separately from undergrad teams.

Register by Thursday March 19 at

https://forms.gle/XjMkrnyHtVNCVHTXA

Thank you in advance for your participation!

If you have questions, send us an email:

Leo Ureel <ureel@mtu.edu>

Laura Brown <lebrown@mtu.edu>