Monday, December 12, 2011

Jacksonville Startup Weekend

This message is for those interested in starting a business or cultivating your entrepreneurial skills. Jacksonville Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event that aims to provide foundations for formulating a startup business that focuses on Web and mobile application development. This event will be held on January 20th, 21st, and 22nd at the Student Union Building, University of North Florida. This event is an excellent opportunity to network with local business leaders and investors.

Registration cost for students is $50 (use discount code "STUDENT"). Students must produce a valid student ID at the event.

For more information about the event, see below link:

Fall 2011 School of Computing Student Symposium

The School of Computing Student Symposium was held on December 2nd, from 3 PM to 7 PM at the Student Union Building. We had invited community partners, professionals, and industry leaders nearby Jacksonville area. More than 200 people attended the symposium. About 90 students participated with the symposium as presenters.

The symposium had three parallel sessions. Individual project and Team project presentation sessions were held from 3 PM to 5:30 PM. Poster presentations were held from 3 PM to 7 PM. There were 10 project presentations and 25 poster presentations.

Winners of presentation sessions were recognized with cash prizes and certification awards. All student participants were recognized with a certification award. Please visit below link for the details of project works that were recognized by panels of judges as well as based on UNF dollars invested by attendees:

Sunday, December 11, 2011

TLO Award for School of Computing Pilot Internship Program

Transformational Learning Opportunities (TLO) proposal for School of Computing Pilot Internship Program was awarded $10,000 to support 10 students. The objective of this TLO is to provide faculty supervised real-world summer internship experiences to School of Computing undergraduate students.

Principal Investigators for this proposal: Karthikeyan Umapathy and Ching-Hua Chuan.

List of 2012 TLO award winners: