On April 24, 2017, RMU held a Research & Grants Expo highlighting a variety of faculty research and grant projects. All of the RMU campus was invited to attend this event. Dr. Karen Paullet presented the Mobile Forensics and Security Project, an NSF-funded grant. Dr. Paullet is the PI on the grant, along with Dr. Jamie Pinchot (Co-PI), Dr. Sushma Mishra (Co-PI), and Dr. Fred Kohun. Mobile security and forensics is an underrepresented area of study that is increasingly important in our current society. This research will advance knowledge in the field of mobile cybersecurity and mobile forensics through a train-the-trainer program for 50 faculty members from universities across the United States. Twenty-five faculty were trained in July 2016 and the remaining half will be trained this year. Dr. Paullet also highlighted a new online certificate offered by RMU in Mobile Forensics and Security (MFS). This certificate is now available and you can learn more about it here: Mobile Forensics and Security Certificate Program.
Top Secret Colonials will be having a fundraiser at Blaze Pizza on Monday, April 3rd. The fundraiser will take place between 4 pm and 9 pm. In order to be involved with the fundraiser, all you have to do is bring the flyer (posted below) or show it on your phone before paying. Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of proceeds to the Top Secret Colonials.
Blaze Pizza is located in Settlers Ridge at 290 Settlers Ridge Center Drive in Robinson Township. For more information about the event, see the flyer below.
Federated Investors will be on campus Monday, April 3 to conduct practice interviews specifically for Computer-related Undergraduate students. These majors include:
BS (Bachelor of Science) or BS in Information Sciences
Computer Information Systems
Cyber Forensics Info Security (Fully Online)
Cyber Forensics and Information Security
Students should treat these mock interviews as real interviews, dressing professionally and researching the company. The practice interview times will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. They will be conducted in the Career and Professional Development Center (aka Career Center), which is located in Benjamin Rush, the building near the back entrance of campus.
To sign up for these interviews:
- Go to the ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEW tab on the top toolbar of ColonialTRAK and select ‘Sign up for Interviews or Resume Drops‘
- Select Schedule 770 / PRACTICE INTERVIEW – IS/IT/COMPUTER-related Undergraduate MAJORS ONLY- Federated Investors Company Name: Mock.
Click on the ‘Sign Up‘ button centered near the top of the page. The list of available interview times will appear. Select the time desired for the practice interview.
Students should only sign up if they are committed to attend the practice interview. For more information, go to the ColonialTRAK website. If anyone has questions, please contact Carole Weldon at email@example.com.
Come to the CIS Student Advising Day so that you can be cleared to register for Fall 2017 classes. It will be held in the Wheatley Atrium on Wednesday, March 22nd from 4-6pm. CIS faculty will be available to assist you with scheduling. As always, you can also contact your academic advisor for a private one-on-one meeting if you prefer.
Free pizza will be provided at this event!
The Western PA Collegiate Job and Internship Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 15 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Monroeville Convention Center. This is the largest job fair in the region, with more than 150 employers expected. At least 33 of the employers will be for Computer Science and IT majors.
Students and alumni from WestPACS member schools (RMU included) may pre-register online by 11:59pm on March 13 and attend for free. Otherwise, you may register at the event for a $10 fee. All candidates are required to wear appropriate professional attire.
To pre-register for the event, or if you would like more information, please visit: http://www.westpacs.org/
Below is a list of some of the companies that will be at the event:
All Lines Technology
Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc.
Callos / Nesco Resource
Cook MyoSite, Inc.
Creehan & Company
Distributed Information Technologies
Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Keller Williams Real Estate Professionals
PA Dept. of Corrections
PA State Police
US Air Force
Hoss’s Steak and Sea House
Kurt J. Lesker Company
Management Science Associates, Inc
Smith Micro Software, Inc.
PA Army National Guard
True Commerce, a HighJump Company
The Top Secret Colonials will be sponsoring a presentation by UPMC which will be held on Wednesday, March 1st from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in the Wheatley Atrium. UPMC will be presenting on security awareness; they will talk about how to handle one of the largest in-house security teams in Pittsburgh. The presenters will discuss the various teams that make up the information security group and the different skill sets they look for in employees. UPMC will also discuss the different software and hardware tools that it uses to keep the organization protected.
There will be three presenters from UPMC at this event:
- Darrin Henderson – Senior Manager of Network Security and F5 Application Delivery at UPMC. Darrin has over ten years of IT experience, with degrees from Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Robert Morris University, and Capitol College.
- CJ Gerardi – Intermediate Information Security Analyst for the Security Operations Center at UPMC. CJ has worked with UPMC for three years and is a graduate of Robert Morris University.
- Greg Kassimer – Director of Security for the Information Services division at UPMC. Greg has over eighteen years of experience in healthcare IT and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
A member of the HR team will also be present to answer questions about internships and full-time opportunities with UPMC.
Students will receive SET credit for attending this event, and pizza will be provided. For more information about this event, contact Dr. Paullet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, February 28th, the Top Secret Colonials will be sponsoring a Buffalo Wild Wings night. From 4:00 pm to close, Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10% of their net sales to the Top Secret Colonials; all you have to do is show them the flyer and ticket (attached below). Buffalo Wild Wings is located 480 Home Drive in Robinson. For more information, see the flyer below.