Wednesday, September 14
2:30 to 4:00 PM, Room SAC 3165
4:15 to 7:00 PM, Room SCC 601

STEM Advantage mentors, prepares and inspires women and underserved communities
to pursue STEM careers. Our 360-degree program provides select students a paid
internship, mentor and scholarship. Plus we offer career and personal development
workshops, including career panels and interviewing skills, that are open to all students.

Stop by to learn more about the program, application process, and timeline!

Who should attend?

  • Students majoring in computer science, computer technology or math
  • Sophomores and juniors with a 3.0 GPA in their major and 2.5 GPA overall may apply
  • Applications are due October 30, 2016

Plus STEM Advantage is partnering with MentorNet to offer a mentor to all STEM
majors from freshmen year through graduation!

  • To register, complete a profile at Your profile is not publicly visible.
  • In answer to the question “Are you affiliated with any of MentorNet’s partner
    organizations?” select “STEM Advantage at California State University”

For more information, please contact Lee Ann at

Woodcraft Rangers is one of the largest non-profit after-school program providers in Los Angeles County. We serve 12,000+ K-12 students annually, at over 60 schools in three districts. Our mission is to guide young people as they explore pathways to purposeful lives.

Woodcraft Rangers has opportunities in fall 2016 for CSUDH students interested in working with youth (elementary, middle and/or high school) at our NVISION After-School programs in the Los Angeles area. Students will be welcomed into the world of Woodcraft Rangers to assist in the implementation of innovative STEM curriculum (computer coding, 3D printing, Cyber Patriots, robotics, etc.) that has provided expanded learning and enrichment opportunities for kids in some of the most high need areas of Los Angeles.

We are looking for students with academic and/or professional experience in Computer Science, Engineering, Robotics, Science, Game Design and Digital Arts. We have openings at schools located near the CSUDH campus. There are two ways CSUDH Students can get involved. The first is by applying for the STEM Internship. Interested candidates must be available to work Monday-Friday, between 3:00pm to 6:00pm for the duration of the school’s semester (a minimum of 3 days per week.) The second is the STEM Volunteer program where CSUDH students can mentor a club or coach a club as they prepare for a competition. Students interested should submit their resume to Write STEM INTERNSHIP or STEM VOLUNTEER in the subject line. A STIPEND will be provided for the STEM Internship only. School Credit will be provided for both interns and volunteers.

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The MIT Digital Currency Initiative is excited to announce a week-long intensive bootcamp covering key cryptocurrency concepts for women and underrepresented people of color. The event will take place at the MIT Media Lab August 21–26, 2016. The Kapor Center for Social Impact and Xapo have generously donated $70,000 to cover each student’s flights, hotel and other expenses to cover the cost of the bootcamp.

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The Cyber Security Center is still in the process of upgrading our network. Because of this, we have not made plans host any cyber security tools classes, capture the flags, or king of the hill competitions. The continuation of the upgrade of the Cyber Security Center is our next project, now that the team is done will the WRCCDC. The Cyber Security Club will also be hosting events over the summer and will notify our members when events have been planned.


The Toro Cyber Defense Team competed in the 2016 Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition last month. The competition took place March 17th through the 20th, and was located at the Sheraton Fairplex in Pomona. The team fought long and hard, and we placed 6th. You can watch the recorded live stream of the competition on YouTube here:

The WRCCDC is a lot of fun, and I’m disappointed that I won’t be able to compete again. If fact, all but one member of the team is graduating this May or next semester, and will be unable to compete again. We will be recruiting new members over the summer and next fall to build a new Toro Cyber Defense Team for the 2017 season. If you are interested in being apart of the team, send us an email and/or come into the Cyber Security Center (LIB 5717) to learn more.


The Cyber Security Club will be hosting an election on Friday, April 29th. This election will decide the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary for the following year. I will be graduating this May and will no longer be your President. We are looking for talented and dedicated individuals to take leadership in our club. If you are interested in running for office, please send us an email to nominate someone for office. We will take nominations up to the time of the vote.

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Dr. Liudong Zuo from Computer Science Department is looking for one or two self-motivated research assistants. His research interests and experience mainly focus on Computer Networks, Big Data Management, and Algorithm Design and Application. His current research emphasizes big data transfer with guaranteed performance by using the bandwidth reservation service in dedicated high-performance networks. The most typical example of such network is ESnet ( He plans to extend his research areas to Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition and Data Mining in the near future.

Dr. Zuo is particularly interested in candidates with research experience in network, and strong math, algorithm design and programming background. First year graduate students or seniors who plan to attend the graduate programs here are preferred.

Please send Dr. Zuo (email: your transcript (unofficial is enough), and a simple description of your previous research experience if applicable. An interview might be arranged.

Deadline to apply for this position is Mach. 16, 2016.

The Cyber Security Club and the Toro Cyber Defense Team have been very busy preparing for the 2016 Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Because of this, we have not had the time and resources to host any cyber security tools classes, or capture the flag or king of the hill competitions. If we find ourselves with the time to hosts these events after the WRCCDC, we will notify you.

Spring 2016 Lab Hours

Monday 9am to 8pm
Tuesday 9am to 8pm
Wednesday 9am to 8pm
Thursday 9am to 8pm
Friday 11am to 5pm
Saturday Call Ahead
Sunday Closed

The Cyber Security Center may be open outside of these hours, but it is not guaranteed. It is highly recommended that you call ahead to ensure the Cyber Security Center is open. Phone: (310) 243-2417

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CSUDH Cyber Defense Team

CSUDH Cyber Defense Team

A team of Computer Science students qualified for the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition ( on January 30, 2016. Of fourteen colleges and universities, CSU Dominguez Hills placed third behind first place UC Berkley and second place Cal Poly Pomona.

The Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition will be held March 18-19, 2016. The CCDC is unique in that it focuses on the operational aspect of managing and protecting an existing network infrastructure. While other exercises examine the abilities of a group of students to design, configure, and protect a network over the course of an entire semester, this competition is focused on the more operational task of assuming administrative and protective duties for an existing “commercial” network. Teams are scored based on their ability to detect and respond to outside threats, maintain availability of existing services such as mail servers and web servers, respond to business requests such as the addition or removal of additional services, and balance security needs against business needs.

Western Regional Qualifier Results

  1. UC Berkeley
  2. Cal Poly Pomona
  3. California State University, Dominguez Hills
  4. Riverside City College
  5. California State University, Northridge
  6. Stanford University
  7. University of California, Riverside
  8. University of Advancing Technology

The spring 2016 semester is under way. This semester is going to be busy for the Cyber Security Club, as we are preparing to compete in the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defence Competition (WRCCDC), and we are also planning a Cyber Security Conference for everyone on campus.

Lab Hours

We are working on setting the hours of operation for the Cyber Security Center and we will notify everyone as soon as we can.

Toro Link –

The Cyber Security Club now has a social media page on Toro Link. Toro Link is a website that hosts all of the clubs on campus, and allows clubs and students to easily connect with each other. As we move forward, we will be transitioning over to Toro Link. This will make it easier for us to manage members, as well as members to manage their communications with the club. You will need to log into Toro Link using your campus email account, as you would MyCSUDH, but you can change your email preferences in the settings. Make sure to join us on Toro Link, as communications with migrate from this email list to Toro Link.

Cyber Security Center Remodel

We have remodeled the Cyber Security Center a bit and it is looking very nice. We are not fully done with the remodel, as we are awaiting a few more items to arrive. We wanted everything to be done before the semester started, but it happens. In it’s current state, we have most of the computers connected to the internet and Wi-Fi available. We are not set up for any hacking at this time. Come by and check out the lab. Continue reading

The EDGE Program is administered by Morehouse and Pomona Colleges with the goal of strengthening the ability of women students to successfully complete PhD programs in the mathematical sciences and place more women in visible leadership roles in the mathematics community. Along with the summer session, EDGE supports an annual conference, travel for research collaborations, travel to present research and other open-ended mentoring activities.

2016 Summer Session

The 2016 EDGE summer session will be held June 6 – July 2, 2016 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The local coordinators are Edray Goins (Purdue University) and Alejandra Alvarado (Eastern Illinois University). Participants receive a $3000 stipend plus travel, room and board. The application deadline for the program is Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Participants to the program will be announced in mid-April.

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