Thank you for applying to the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program also referred to as the “McNair Scholars Program”. The McNair Scholars Program is a very exciting and valuable opportunity to advance your academic career. Students planning to enroll in STEM fields for graduate study are especially encouraged to apply. However, students from all CSUDH majors are eligible. Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are now being accepted and should be turned into the McNair office (LIB 4516) by November 1, 2014 for priority consideration. Applications received after November 1, 2014 will be considered only as space is available.
Friday, October 24th through Saturday, November 1st.
Recognizing the importance of cybersecurity awareness, the Department of Homeland Security leads National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) annually in October. The Department is committed to raising cybersecurity awareness across the nation and to working across all levels of government, the private sector, and internationally to protect against and respond to cyber incidents. Now in its 11th year, NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.
Since President Obama’s proclamation in 2004, NCSAM has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state and local governments, as well as leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer, more resilient, and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come.
Students should be in their Junior or Senior year next Fall 2015, as they would do a paid internship in summer 2015, and the scholarship would be for Fall Semester 2015/Spring Semester 2016. Plus they are paired with a mentor.
Graduating an increasing number of students from underrepresented communities with STEM skills is our top priority. STEM Advantage was established in 2012 by a group of business, technology and talent acquisition executives in Southern California who want to do their part to address the critical need for student support in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.
The Pre/Regular Season’s registration is open from August 23 – September 20.
About the National Cyber League
The National Cyber League (NCL) was founded in May 2011 to provide an ongoing virtual training ground for collegiate students to develop, practice, and validate their cybersecurity skills. Using lab exercises designed around industry-recognized performance-based exam objectives and aligned with individual and team games, the NCL is a first-of-its-kind ongoing experiment in learning and gaming using next-generation high-fidelity simulation environments.
A delegation of Computer Science Students attended the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, October 3-6. Computer Science student Samori Price gave a poster presentation on “The Feasibility of Using Java Real-Time as the Execution Code for an AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle)”.