Events for SLC Students
|Emagination Computer Science Camp||Waltham||Graduate Corps leader taught java, HTML, and Judo Java to young kids at a summer camp of various backgrounds|
|CMD-IT Conference||Graduate Corps leader attended a conference in which minorities from around the country talked about bettering themselves as a IT professionals.|
|Cyber Security Week||Columbus State||Graduate Corps leader hosted a panel discussion with top companies in Columbus (Aflac, TSYS, and Synovous) about cyber-security and about the challenges that these companies face in the industry.|
|Visitation Day||Columbus State||Showing students and parents the department’s computing facilities.|
|Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Conference||Graduate Corps leader presented a poster about research she has conducted on network intrusion detection.|
|Graduate School Fair - Visitation||Columbus State||Graduate Corps leader attended a university Grad School Fair on behalf of the TSYS School of Computer Science. This Expo attracted a number of prospective grad student from the Columbus, GA area who are interested in pursuing an MS degree in computer science, and who would like to know more about computing at Columbus State. Graduate Corps Leader answered these students' questions about computing and about the MS program in Applied Computer Science at CSU|
|Discovery Day - Tour||Columbus State||Undergraduate Corps leader assisted the department chair in giving prospective graduate students a tour of the TSYS School of Computer Science facilities. Undergraduate Corps leader introduced visitors to the School's Games Education Modeling and Simulation Lab.|
|Graduate School Expo - Visitation||Columbus State||
Graduate Corps leader attended a university Grad School Expo on behalf of the TSYS School of Computer Science. This Expo attracted a number of prospective grad student who are already students at CSU, and who are interested in pursuing an MS degree in computer science, and who would like to know more about computing at Columbus State. Graduate Corps Leader answered these students' questions about computing and about the MS program in Applied Computer Science at CSU.
|CSU Graduate Diversity Day – Discussion||Columbus State||Corps leaders discussed the graduate programs at CSU with graduate directors from across campus..|
|Student Research Conference||Columbus State||Corps leaders attended a research event sponsored by the University. The event has students from across campus disseminate their research results in the form of posters and PowerPoint presentations.|
|ACM MidSE Conference||Three graduate Corps leaders presented their research in the area of computer security at this two-day conference.|
|FIRST Lego League||Columbus State||Two undergraduate Corps leaders served as judges for a Lego competition involving 32 teams of 5-10 student each, ages 9-14.F|
|Veterans Affairs Departent - Website||Undergraduate Corps leader served as a student Assistant for the Veterans Affairs Department at Columbus State University. Designed a Website for the department.|
|Columbus State's Student Chapter of the ACM - ACM Leadership||Columbus State||Undergraduate Corps leader served as vice president of the chapter.|
The STARS Leadership Corps (Corps) is a multi-year experience providing students with support throughout their academic journey. The Corps fosters an extended student community among academia, industry, and the community through civic engagement, mentoring, and professional development and/or research experiences to promote recruitment and leadership development through service learning. The Corps has been implemented with the following central values that have been shown to be effective for recruiting and graduating under-represented students in computing.
- Technical Excellence - developing students’ technical excellence. Motivating and enabling students to become highly competent in computing, thereby increasing their confidence and interest in computing; preparing for entry into workforce, graduate school and the professoriate.
- Leadership – developing students’ soft skills, including leadership and professional development, team work, writing, speaking, and time-management.
- Civic Engagement and Service – developing students’ ability and desire to use computing and technology in service to society. Helping students to see the social relevance of computing, both through the workforce and research.
- Community – developing students’ sense of belonging within a larger computing community; training on identity development, diversity, gender issues, and a tiered mentoring model.
August 15-17, Atlanta, GA
The Celebration is a Call to Action to recruit, develop and become the next generation of computing professionals. This is an opportunity for returning and new Corps students to participate in career mentoring, workshops, networking, and research collaboration.
M.S. Columbus State University
Ph.D. University of Louisiana at Lafayette