A message from our alumni on a job opportunity in Lockheed Martin

Hello Dr. Su,

This is Jeremy Thomas, Behrend grad May 2016 (Software Engineering). I have been working for Lockheed Martin for the past 11 months.

We are currently seeking Software Engineers, Test Engineers, Hardware Engineers, System Engineers and System Administrators at our facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  We work on and maintain GPS Satellites for the US Air Force. These satellites control both Civilian Signals (Cell phone, Stock Market, Air Traffic Control, etc.) and Military Signals.  

As many of our SE’s become “Insurance Engineers” working on insurance, I challenge the rest to work on systems that have impact beyond the world of insurance or business. What happens when bank software has issues? A singular bank goes down for a number of hours/days until it’s fixed and is barely noticed by our fast paced society. But what happens when something goes wrong with a Satellite or GPS?  Y2K scare, Airports shut down, Loss of Military defense systems, Stock Market crashes, etc.

 If you are looking for a career that makes you feel like you are contributing to more than just how much money can Company-A can make vs Company-B. I urge you to think about a career in the Defense Industry.

 Please pass on this information to any and all students looking for jobs after graduation. If you or your students have any questions feel free to send them my way.

-=Jeremy Thomas=-

Software Engineer Associate

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

480 Wooten Road Colorado Springs, CO

All CSSE students are encouraged to attend Fasenmyer Conference on this Saturday

Click Fasenmyer Program 2017-1hzwvc8 for the the times and locations of  senior design presentations

The 23rd annual Richard J. Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Burke Center. Senior Design teams will present the results of their yearlong design projects, the majority of which are sponsored by industry. Senior design presentations will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students are expected to be in attendance for the entire conference time and should support the other presenters by attending other presentations.

Refreshments will be available throughout the morning.

Tiffany Beers ’02, Senior Innovator for Nike, will deliver the keynote address at 11:45 a.m.



IMPORTANT Advising Information for SWENG Students

Attention Software Engineering Students:

–          CMPSC 431 is NOT a prerequisite for SWENG 431

–          Prerequisite for SWENG 431 is STAT 301

–          Either CMPSC 431 or MIS 336 can be taken to satisfy the degree

–          Since CMPSC 431 and MIS 336 are full, please take MIS 336 in Spring 2018, unless you need the course to graduate in Fall 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Su or your adviser.

Thank you,

Caitlyn Catalfu

Administrative Support Assistant

School of Engineering

Penn State Behrend

CSSE students continue winning honors in HackPSU

A group of our ACM students had participated in the Hackathon organized by University park last Saturday (April 8th). The group won one of the challenges. Below are some details. 

Project:    Convoke

An application integrating the Canvas course system with the Amazon Echo. You can request your current grades in your classes, ask for the grade a specific class. Find out all upcoming assignments or ask for upcoming assignments in for a specific class.

This project won the “Jetbrains | Best Java Hack” challenge

Group Members(from left to right in the picture):    Appa Hardner,  Ryan Seipp, Matthew Benkart and Corey Zalewski

Play video game made by engineering students

Students from the GAME 480 Game Development Senior Project course have released a trailer for their new game: Escargo: The Great Snail Escape.

On Thursday April 20 at 5pm, come to Burke 152 to play their game. Open to the public. All are welcome.

Game credits: Daria Cook, Josh Dickey, J. Appa Hardner, Ryan Kelley, Greg Louchart, Mike Ragaini, Rachel Rattay