Summer Internship — in State College

KCF Technologies is an exciting and rapidly growing technology company focused on putting inventions to work in the industrial world. We have several open internships and job positions that may be of interest to your best students in computer science, electrical engineering, and computer engineering. We are looking for students to help us reshape the Internet of Things (IOT) landscape working on full stack development, cloud and security infrastructure, embedded computing, and low power wireless sensors. If you know of students who are excited by a challenging and fast-paced environment, we would like to know about them.

We work and play hard with outstanding health care, fitness programs, and are recognized as a bicycle friendly workplace — here in the friendly heart of central Pennsylvania. KCF’s team is a diverse group of developers, designers, innovators and dreamers from all walks of life that have one thing in common: a passion for bringing the latest technologies to life to make the things we work and live with Smarter! We look forward to hearing from you about students you would recommend for an internship.

https://www.kcftech.com/employment/

Brianna Jackson
Solving Real-World Problems Through Research
KCF Technologies

Work/Internship Opportunity

1. The Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience at Penn State is currently seeking artists, programmers, audio specialists, game designers and producers for a cutting edge project developing an original computer game at Penn State.

See attached poster for details:

scherflab_recruitment_flyer_2018

 

2. Dr. Aqlan has a position for an undergraduate student to do an NSF funded research on developing a website for manufacturing simulations and games. The student needs to have good programming and web development skills.

Duration: 10 weeks (June-July, 2018)
Salary: $4,200 (plus $1500 for conference travel)
Location: Penn State Behrend
If you are interested, please contact
Dr. Faisal Aqlan
PI & Director: NSF RET Site
Assist. Prof. of Industrial Engineering
Penn State Behrend, Erie PA 16563

Behrend Speaker Series – Dr. Charlie Miller & Chris Valasek

Penn State Behrend Speaker Series

Charlie Miller & Chris Valasek

Thursday February 22, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

McGarvey Commons

Dr. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek

White Hat” Hackers:

Recognized as two of the most technically proficient hackers on earth by ForeignPolicy.com, Charlie and Chris are best known for the remote compromise of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, whereby they obtained physical control of the vehicle from more than 10 miles away, exposing serious security flaws. Their headline-making research led to Fiat Chrysler’s recall of 1.4 million vehicles.

Today is the deadline for students to apply to graduate in May 2018.

Today is the deadline for students to apply to graduate in May 2018. Students can do this in LionPath. If they miss this deadline they need to file an intent to graduate by contacting the registrar in person.

Applying for Graduation

Students can apply for graduation through LionPATH.

Note: Refer to the Intent to Graduate-Activation Period of the University’s Academic Calendar to determine the dates when you may be eligible to apply for graduation.

Navigating to the My Academics Page

The Link for applying for graduation is located on the My Academics page. There are many ways to navigate to specific areas within LionPATH including using the hamburger menu, page tabs, and quick links. For the purpose of this document, navigation will be described using the hamburger menu. For information on navigating the LionPATH user interface, refer to the Getting Started with LionPATH tutorial.

1.   Click the Hamburger icon.

2.   Click the Academics drop-down menu.

3.   Click the Academic Records drop-down menu.

4.   Select the My Academics link.

Applying for Graduation

Your current programs are listed on the Submit an Application for Graduation page.  To be eligible to apply for graduation, you must be active in your current academic program.  You cannot apply for graduation if you are currently in a pre-major or a non-degree program. 

Note: If you are an undergraduate student in concurrent majors, you must apply for graduation in each major separately.  If you meet the requirements of one major and wish to graduate only in that major, you must remove your concurrent major before applying to graduate.

1.   Click the Apply for Graduation link on the My Academics page.

2.   On the Submit an Application for Graduation page, click the Apply for Graduation link to the right of the program/major for which you are applying.  Note: If the Apply for Graduation link is not visible for your program, you are not currently eligible to apply for graduation. Undergraduate students who believe they should be able to apply should contact their academic college to determine next steps. Graduate students who believe they should be able to apply should contact the responsible department for their major (academic plan) to determine next steps.

3.   Select the Expected Graduation Term from the drop-down list.

4.   Click the Continue button. Note: If it is prior to the published graduation application start date or past the deadline, the Expected Graduation Term list will be blank.  If you have missed the application time period: Undergraduate students who believe they should be able to apply should contact their academic college to determine next steps. Graduate students who believe they should be able to apply should contact the responsible department for their major (academic plan) to determine next steps.

5.   Click the Submit Application button. Note: If you need to change the program or graduation term, use the buttons provided.

 

A confirmation message is displayed indicating that you have successfully applied for graduation.

 

Nittany AI Challenge Resources

1.    The Nittany AI Challenge overview page on the EdTech Network website

2.    The Nittany AI Challenge Canvas space, which contains all challenge info and submission details  — you need to login your PSU Canvas to access them with the submission form. 

3.    The Nittany AI Challenge Slack Channel where you can post questions, discuss ideas, seek team members, etc.

4.    The 2-minute Nittany AI Challenge rundown video on Youtube

5.  A longer-form, 40 minute overview of the Nittany AI Challenge that includes a full walkthrough of the process, criteria, and challenges.

 

Best wishes and good luck as you assemble your ideas and prepare to submit your proposal(s) by January 29th!

Now Enrolling: Peru, Spring & Summer Break | Water Resource Management

Enrolling for upcoming Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices program in Cusco, Peru this spring and summer! 
A ] link to a PDF flier here with more information about this sustainability-focused educational opportunity.

Facebook: 
Now Enrolling: Spring & Summer Break in Peru with The GREEN Program

Short-term, experiential education for our world’s most pressing issues in sustainable development, The GREEN Program is actively enrolling for their #Peru program: Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices. Join them this March for their upcoming Spring Break session, or a Summer adventure this May or August. 

Now Enrolling:
Spring | March 11-19
Summer | May 13-22 & August 8-17

For more information and how you can get involved, please visit: 
www.thegreenprogram.com

Twitter: 
Join @theGREENprogram this spring & summer break in #Peru to dive into Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices in 2018. For more information: www.thegreenprogram.com/programs/peru

https://thegreenprogram.com

Opportunities Abound: The Nittany AI Challenge!

Time: Thursday January 18th 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Burke 001 at Penn State Behrend

Stream Live Online: ZOOM Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://psu.zoom.us/j/177723950 Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16468769923,177723950#  or +16699006833,177723950#

We are pleased to invite you to a seminar to learn about the opportunities and explore how to apply AI technologies to challenges in higher education.

Over the past year the EdTech Network has developed a series of programs to improve the student experience by engaging in AI and related technologies to address challenges in higher education. The Opportunities Abound seminar looks to explore the opportunities available to expand and grow work toward a shared vision. We’ll explore the programs and provide next steps for getting engaged!

Please join us for a chance to engage and learn more about the opportunities to explore solutions to improve the student experience!

Pizza and drinks will be available.

Dr. Meng Su, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Dr. Larry Ragan, , Principal Community Aggregator, Penn State EdTech Network

Brad Zdenek, Innovation Strategist – EdTech Network

Opportunities Abound Agenda

6:00pm  Welcome (Drs. Meng Su/Larry Ragan)

6:10pm  Overview of the Nittany AI Challenge (Brad Zdenek)

6:20pm  Review of Successful Nittany Watson Experience (Dr. Meng Su and students)

6:40pm  Open Discussion of How to Succeed at the NAIC!

7:00pm  Adjourn

 

See this link about the project description: https://www.edtechnetwork.psu.edu/challenge

Our Students Rock in the HackPSU!

On November 4th, over 60+ Behrend students competed against nearly 600 students in HackPSU Fall 2017. This is the highest Behrend turnout we have seen in recent years, with over 4 times as many participants as last year!
The Behrend students showed off their technical prowess with many interesting and original projects, with four groups winning a total of five prizes:
(* denotes non-Behrend teammates)
Project: Krypt
Challenges Won: 3rd place overall HackPSU Fall 2017
Team Members:
Nick Brougher
*Keegan Harris
*Kyle Spencer
*Rachel Cooper
Project: EZ-park
Challenges Won: Winner of GM Challenge, 3rd place Blackboard Challenge
Team Members:
Brandon Bench
Hozaifa Abdalla
Daniel Lopez
Fernando Carrillo
Dustin Reimold
Project: DynAdvisor
Challenges Won: 1st place Winner of IBM Watson Challenge
Team Members:
Jacob Davis
Ali Malik
Alakh Naik
Austin Higgins
Project: TradeOff
Challenges Won: Winner of BNY Mellon Challenge
Team Members:
Conrad Weiser
Ryan Seipp
Dan Kovalevich
*Matt Kerner
Click the links above to see more info about each project. You can also browse other projects which were not winners, as there were a lot of interesting ideas this weekend!
Thank you for everyone’s support of this event, and hopefully we will all be back to compete again in the Spring!
Aiden Chiavatti
President of Behrend ACM
P.S. Special thanks  goes to following:
The EdTech Network at University Park connected us with a NYC based AI company IPSoft to have sponsored us coach bus for the trip.
Tom Rossi, CSSE faculty member went with students to this event.
Behrend ACM student chapter president Aiden Chiavatti helped to organize our students for this competition.
Dr. Su

Apply for the PSGC Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium (PSGC) is seeking outstanding undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields to apply for the PSGC Undergraduate Scholarship Program. This competitive scholarship of $4,000 will be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year to full-time rising juniors or seniors attending an accredited Pennsylvania college or university.

The application can be found here, as well as more information about our scholarship program and eligibility. The application will open November 1, 2017 and the deadline is February 1, 2018.