STEM Career Fair – Thursday October 25th

Students seeking internships and full time positions for Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Information Technology should attend the STEM career this Thursday, October 25th!

The career fair will be held from 1pm-3pm in the John Jay gym. Please dress in your business professional clothing.

Employers attending the career fair include: CGI, CGL, Equipment and Controls, FedEx Ground, FedEx Services Information Technology, Highmark Health Solutions, Larsen Design Group, Precision Castparts Corp. (Timet), RebDev LLC, Seegrid, Thermofisher Scientific, and Trinity Industries.

Presentation on Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Data Science – November 7th

The Pittsburgh Women in Machine Learning and Data Science and Target would like to invite the Robert Morris University community to a presentation on Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Data Science.

 

The evening will feature interactive sessions led by Data Scientists in and outside the Pittsburgh area including the Director of Data Science at Target, Big Data Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, and Lead Data Scientists at Petuum, Inc. This is a great opportunity to network, and learn about real world applications of Data Science in our city.  There will be refreshments and SET credit for undergraduate students!

 

Time: November 7th, 2018 – 6:00pm
Venue: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center-300 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (On CMU’s Campus)
Cost: FREE
Contact: Dr. Diane Igoche – igoche@rmu.edu

Information Session with Highmark Health Systems

The Computer Information Systems Department invites you to attend:

Information Session with Highmark Health Systems
Monday, October 22, 2018
4:45 – 5:45 pm
Atrium in Wheatley Center

Highmark Health Systems is looking to recruit for both internships and full-time opportunities in the areas of Information Security and Application Development.

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Pizza and drinks will be provided.  Attendance will be counted for SET credits.

Legends of Z Hackathon

RMU CIS and CA Technologies 2018 Master the Mainframe (MTM) Hackathon

Saturday, October 27th
RMU Campus
Wheatley Center 120

Schedule:
8:30-9:30am – Meet and Greet (donuts, juice, and fruit)
9:30-11:30am – Hackathon Activities
11:30-12:20pm – Lunch and CA Technologies Presentation – “Why I Love my z System Career”
12:30 – 4:00pm – Hackathon Activities

You may start and end at any time between 9:00am and 4:00pm.  Come late or leave early.  You may continue working on the MTM contest at home, class, or school until December 31, 2018.

Who is invited?
Any major, level of education, student, teacher, parent, or friend of any age above 16 are invited.  ANYONE with a desire to learn or use a mainframe is invited.  No computer experience is necessary!

What is a z System Mainframe?
A mainframe is the most reliable, scalable, and secured hardware platform.  Mainframes are used to support and process major credit card transactions, bank transactions, and more.  The processing power of one z/14 mainframe is comparable to 8,000 Linux or Windows servers on an Intel or AMD platform.

Please RSVP to Dr. Packy Laverty (laverty@rmu.edu, 412-397-6477) or Monique Howze (howze@rmu.edu) by Friday, October 26th.  It is recommended to pre-register for a Master the Mainframe Contest user ID at https://masterthemainframe.com before October 25th.

 

 

TSC Buffalo Wild Wings Night – Tuesday, October 16

The Top Secret Colonials are hosting an event at Buffalo Wild Wings on Tuesday, October 16th, from 4PM until close. During this time, Buffalo Wild Wings will automatically donate 10% of all net sales to the Top Secret Colonials. Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 480 Home Drive in Robinson. For more information about the event, see the attached flyer below.

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Dr. Davis, Dr. Sullivan, and Dr. Stewart Receive Best Paper Award at IACIS 2018

best-paper-iacis2018Dr. G. Alan Davis, Professor of Computer and Information Systems, Dr. Adam Sullivan, Manager, Instructional Design and Faculty Support Services, and Dr. John Stewart, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems (not pictured), were honored for excellence in research at the 58th Annual International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS) conference in Clearwater, FL.

On October 5, 2018, Dr. Davis, Dr. Sullivan, and Dr. Stewart received the Best Paper Award in the Pedagogy category, for their paper titled EdTech Effectiveness: Using Screencasts to Increase Learning Outcomes in Information Systems Curricula.

Academic research papers accepted and presented at the IACIS conference are published in the Issues in Information Systems (IIS) journal, a double-blind refereed, serial publication (ISSN 1529-7314).  IIS publishes research in both practice and pedagogical topics focused on the field of information systems.

Congratulations to the authors on their dedication to excellence in scholarship.

PNC STEAM Summit & Hackathon – Deadline to Apply is Tomorrow

PNC is hosting its first ever STEAM Summit and Hackathon on November 15 and 16. The 2-day event will allow individuals to participate in a hackathon alongside other college students, hear from PNC Technology & Innovation Leadership and be paired with a PNC mentor as they continue their college journey.

Qualifications
• 3.0 GPA or higher in a STEAM-Related Major
• Interest in the Financial Services Industry

Application Process
To be considered for this event, students will need to submit their resume and
a short essay (up to 350 words) responding to the following:
Innovation is critical to understanding our client’s needs, protecting their
interests and driving their success forward. In your personal experience,
tell us about a technology solution you’ve recently created or updated to
best meet the needs of others. What do you hope to get out of attending this
event?

Applications are due for the event by Tomorrow – Friday, September 28. For more information, read the flyer here. To apply for the event, click here.