NSU's College of Engineering and Computing hosts various events throughout the year for current and prospective students, faculty, alumni, and community partners!
SFTA Presents "Tech Talent Fest"
If you are looking for a job, you should attend this event on March 13th, 2018 right here on NSU's main campus. For detailed information and to rsvp, please click here: /SFTA Tech Talent Fest
TechTalk Series - Protecting America's Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Attack: Building a career and making a difference.
to rsvp, please click here: TechTalk
The headlines are all around us: ransomware shutting down hospitals, identities for sale on the Dark Web, and malware strikes industrial safety systems in the Middle East. North Korea training over 3,000 cyber warriors to attack United States (US) infrastructure, like nuclear power and transportation (Paganini, 2015). Back in 1993, Presidential Decision Directive (PDD) 63 identified eight critical infrastructure sectors vital to the functioning of our nation, including banking and finance, electric power, and transportation. Over the years, the list of critical sectors has grown to 16.
Cybersecurity for critical infrastructure is divided into two domains; the more familiar one is Information Technology (IT) cybersecurity, or protecting business systems such as banking, personnel databases, and web sites from attack. However, protecting the operational side of critical infrastructure, such as the industrial control and Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems that run chemical plants, passenger trains and the power grid from cyberattack emerged as a separate field in 2002, and has been gathering momentum ever since. This presentation will take a look at the threats, incidents, and defenses for the IT and operations side of critical infrastructure, and describe the growing need for cyber practitioners in the field. It will describe some ways students may enter the field from IT or engineering, and advance to lucrative positions protecting critical infrastructure.
Can't make it to campus? You can join online:
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You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112
Access Code: 828-119-317
WorldCamp Miami 2018
Want To Become A Better Freelancer, Web Developer, Or Marketer?
Then don't miss WorldCamp Miami March 16, 17 and 18. For details click here: WorldCamp Miami 2018.
NSU students have significant discounts to participate, just register using the discount codes below:
Free Sat/Sun Weekend Ticket: NOVAFREE
50% Off Weekend Ticket (when free is gone): NOVA50
Offering Free WordPress Beginner’s Workshop To Nova Students: FREEWORKSHOP1
Graduate Open House
NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing would love to meet with you this Saturday at NSU's Graduate Open House. To rsvp for the Open House, please follow this link: NSU Graduate Open House
When: Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 8:30 am - 12:00 PM
Where: NSU's main campus, Carl DeSantis building. 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
High School Kids Day at Nova Southeastern University
NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) is celebrating Engineering and Technology Week with a series of events. The first event taking place is Kids Day on February 20th 2018.
CEC has invited high school students for a fun-filled day to show them how interesting and fun Engineering and Technology really is! Demand for talent in Engineering and Technology fields are still on the rise. According to the latest Robert Half Salary Guide (2018), “The persistent shortage of Technology workers in so longer just an inconvenience for many employers—it’s quickly becoming a significant business problem.” So we are joining forces with high school counselors to inspire our young students about the endless possibilities within this field.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch and Learn: Land Your Dream Job
As part of Engineering and Technology Week, CEC invites all students to participate in this Lunch and Learn opportunity.
When: February 21, 2018
Time: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Carl DeSantis, rooms 1048 and 1049
Want to know how to make yourself marketable for a career in tech? Come hear it first hand from the experts! Meet industry professionals from American Express and Florida Power and Light, as well as College of Engineering and Computing professors, and NSU's Career Development team. Panel discussion topics such as: Desired skills, in demand job categories and certifications, industry trends and much more! Join us on this seminar to learn how you can stand out from the competition.
This event is by rsvp only, please confirm your presence here: Handshake
You can also attend virtually by clicking here: Virtual Link
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.
Participants can use their computer's microphone and speakers (VoIP) or telephone.
Long Distance: +1 (510) 365-3231
Access Code: 175-223-542
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the training
Certified Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Program Consultant / Agile Coach / Instructor /Solution Train Engineer, American Express
Brigitte Callaghan has provided on site coaching support to American Express in the United States and abroad. She is the primary coach and instructor at the American Express South Eastern campus supporting over 2,000 employees.
As an experienced program manager skilled in business process, operations management, reengineering and customer relationship management (CRM) who moved to the development side of American Express over ten years ago, Brigitte has the unique ability to understand and coach both the Product Owner and Developer side of the development relationship.
Director Hardening Engineering Power Delivery, FPL
Chris Davis is director of hardening engineering for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). She is responsible for the engineering of projects that ensure the distribution infrastructure is more storm resilient.
Prior to her current role, Chris was the director of central maintenance and construction for transmission and substation, where she was responsible for the construction of new substation and transmission lines and upgrades and improvements of existing facilities. She has held a variety of other roles within the power delivery business unit. She joined FPL in 1989.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University.
Vice President Operations Services, FPL
Susan Melians is responsible for managing key functions including safety, quality and analytics, compliance and regulatory, customer experience, training and development and employee programs.
Mrs. Melians has worked for Florida Power and Light (FPL) for more than 30 years and has served in various positions within the distribution, marketing, external affairs and customer service business units. Prior to joining the HR business unit, Mrs. Melians served as director of the Customer Care organization. During her tenure with Customer Care, the organization received repeated national recognition for its outstanding performance in the quality of service provided to FPL customers.
Mrs. Melians serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross, Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter; she is on the Executive Council of the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD); she is on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Martin County and is involved with STEM related initiatives including FIRST Robotics. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Auburn University and a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. She has also completed executive course work at the University of Michigan.
Engineering Director, American Express
Cheryl is a seasoned IT Director with experience leading software delivery in .Net, Java and Pega for projects ranging from data center migration to new capabilities. Her ability to provide clarity during times of ambiguity, make decisions and positive attitude enables her to deliver exceptional results. Most of her career has been at American Express, 31 years, with the last 16 years as an Engineering Director in Technologies. Cheryl has a BA in Finance and a MS in Quality Management.
Beyond her Director responsibilities, Cheryl is committed to making a difference in the community. For the past 14 years, she has served on non-profit Boards and at American Express launched a community outreach program to encourage middle school girls to pursue education/career in technology as part of the Women in Technology network. She has two boys, Brandon 30 and Justin 23, and enjoys travel, outdoor activities and spending time with friends/family.
Women In Technology Seminar at Nova Southeastern University
NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing, in collaboration with sponsors Ultimate Software, Chen Moore, LexisNexis and FPL, is holding its first Women in Technology seminar, as part of a series of events taking place to celebrate Engineering and Technology Week.
The seminar invites students and alumni of all majors, as well as industry professionals that are interested in learning more about topics such as Developing a Culture of Innovation, and best practices for ensuring Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace.
The event is targeted to those that wish to explore various careers/roles in technology and that want to be empowered and inspired by over a dozen industry experts/speakers, with diverse backgrounds in the technology arena.
Panel and round table networking/mentoring conversations will take place with successful women to serve as role models for those just entering or considering entering the field.
Come join us Friday, February 23rd, 2018 from 8:30 am until 2:15 pm.
Location: Carl DeSantis Building, 1st floor, classroom 1048,1049,1052,1053 and 1054.
Lunch will be provided.
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“If we do not share our stories and shine a light on inequities, things will not change.” Privahini Bradoo, Co-Founder and CEO of BlueOak.