Many undergraduate CS/CIS students underestimate the values and cost effectiveness of conducting research in the undergraduate level. The council of undergraduate research (http://www.cur.org/) has nice resources for aiding undergraduate research. You can find some excellent reasons why you may want to get involved in undergraduate research there.
Here is a good opportunity to get paid for conducting undergraduate research at UH through its Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate in Computational Sciences and Cybersecurity program. The program's duration will be from June 2 and August 8, 2008. Here is the program announcement. The program director is Dr. Stephen Huang. The deadline of application is April 1. More information can be found in the program's site. Good luck.
Dr. Sharon Hall has arranged a talk by Mr. Lynn Holbrook from Cisco on "IP and the Internet" on March 10, 2008, 7:30pm – 8:45pm in Delta 241.
The topics covered include the power of IP and the Internet in today’s society, a brief history of networking and where IP came from, how routing works on the public Internet and private enterprises, and the future trends for the Internet, such as IPv6, Security, QOS, High availability, etc.
Cisco is of course the network king that powers a significant part of the Internet background. It is also a company that benefited enormously from IP. I still remember going to a Cisco seminar in 1991 when it was still relatively unknown. I hope that I have asked good questions in the seminar.
This is a good opportunity to ask questions on IP and Cisco, including such questions as 'how can I work for Cisco?'
The talk is open to all. Good luck.
On March 14, from 8:30 a.m - 1 p.m., UHCL Career & Counseling Services is hosting a career preparation program for international students seeking employment in the U.S called "Interanational Student Career Syposium". The keynote speaker for the day is Mr. Gordon Quan, former City of Houston councilman and now one of the foremost immigration attorneys in the U.S. He will be addressing the legal aspects of H1bVisa sponsorship along with other legal employment issues that international students might have. UHCL Alumna Imee Liong will tell her experience in job search and how to successfully market yourself for a job
This looks like a very useful symposium for those international students seeking employment in the U.S. after their graduation.
Space is limited and to register, go to http://www.uhcl.edu/jobfairs or call 281-283-2590 for more information.
The agenda of the International Student Symposium
Friday, March 14, 2008 8:30 AM—1 PM Bayou 3332
8:30-9:00 AM Check In
9:00-10:00 “How to Successfully Market Yourself for a Job” Imee Liong, Human Resources, GE Industrial Sensing
10:10-11:30 Employer Panel
*11:30-1:00 “Dealing with Legal Issues for Employment” Immigration Lawyers, Gordon Quan & Joe Perez (*Lunch will be provided.)
A Skill USA Competition was hosted in San Jacinoto Community College Central on 2/29/2008. This is an event with many high school and community college student participants.
Dr. Andrew Yang, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems and Ms. Barbara Coleman, SCE academic adviser, hosted a hospitality room to chat with the participants. With cowboy hats, they mingled freely with them, epitomizing the student-oriented culture of our programs.
UHCL has a strong partnership with San Jacinto Community Colleges. Faculty members of the CS and CIS programs of UHCL and SJCC are currently working on a joint CS/CIS mentoring program funded by National Science Foundation. Adam Almaguer, an UHCL student mentor, has also helped out.