Students Join ACM for Free!

October 14, 2020 author: Comments off

Illinois Tech ACM-W members at the Anita Borg Conference.

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the oldest and broadest professional society for those of us in the computing professions. We just concluded the Annual Conference of the ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education (ACM SIGITE 2020) where ITM faculty and students presented nine papers and posters. Participation in ACM “offers critical benefits that empower computing students who are committed to self-improvement and success in their chosen fields” as well as opportunities to network, learn, and grow. For a limited time, ACM is offering FREE one-year student memberships! (Student membership is usually $19.) Benefits of membership include:

  • Communications of the ACM – the trusted source for computing professionals, features emerging technologies, IT trends, news, opinion, research and practical applications
  • XRDS – published by and for students – featuring research highlights, opinions, upcoming events, and grant/funding opportunities
  • Custom collection of online books, videos and courses by SkillSoft covering the most in-demand skills, software, and technologies for computing professionals
  • ACM TechTalks – webinars featuring the most sought-after speakers on today’s hottest computing topics
  • ACM ByteCast – podcast conversations with researchers, practitioners, and innovators who are at the intersection of computing research and practice
  • And many more

So do it! Join today at https://www.acm.org/studentjoin. It’s free for a year. And while you’re at it, interact with your fellow Illinois Tech ACM members through one of our ACM student chapters: Illinois Tech ACM and  Illinois Tech Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W). For more information on ACM student membership, see their brochure at http://itm.iit.edu/data/ACM-brochure-student.pdf.

Job Outcomes for Degrees in Information Technology and Management

October 5, 2020 author: Comments off

What job will studies in information technology and/or cybersecurity equip you for? The Department of Information Technology and Management has posted a fairly comprehensive list of possible job titles for graduates of degrees from our department. It’s also available in PDF form. We hope to link brief pop-up job descriptions to each of these job titles, and if any students would like to help with that we would welcome their assistance. Some of those are already enabled. (Contact Professor Trygstad, trygstad@iit.edu if you want to help.) http://www.itm.iit.edu/data/itjobroles.html.

Revised forms from Undergraduate Academic Affairs

September 21, 2020 author: Comments off

Academic Audit Request Form: An academic audit provides a summary of a student’s academic status to date and lists the courses to be completed in order to receive a degree. Students can request an official academic audit from the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs after they have earned a minimum of 60 semester hours including transfer credit (90 semester hours for Architecture students), and completed at least one semester at Illinois Tech. Audits typically take 7-10 business days to process, but may take longer depending on the time of the semester. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217960

Change of Major Request Form: A student who wishes to change or declare a major must complete a Change of Major form. The form will be sent to the department of the intended major for approval. Any change of major that is approved after the Add/Drop deadline will be processed for the following semester. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217961

Change of Status Request Form: Students changing from non-degree status to full-time or part-time degree-seeking status must submit this Change of Status form. Students must have completed at least one semester (12 hours) of relevant coursework at Illinois Tech and must be in good academic standing in order to be eligible for changing their status. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217962

Dual Degree/Double Major Request Form: Students who wish to earn two undergraduate degrees can declare a Dual Degree. Students working towards a Dual Degree must complete 15 hours above and beyond those required for their first degree. Upon graduating, the student will receive two diplomas.

Students who wish to earn two undergraduate degrees can declare a Double Major. This is different from the Dual Degree listed above. Only students majoring in Applied Analytics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Information Systems, Global Studies, Humanities, and Psychological Science are eligible to declare a Double Major, so this does not apply to students in our department. Upon graduating, the student will receive one diploma with both degrees posted.

The form will be sent to the department of the intended 2nd major for approval. Any Dual Degree or Double Major that is approved after the Add/Drop deadline will be processed for the following semester. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217963

Letter of Intent Request Form: Students in their last semester can request a Letter of Intent for prospective employers or graduate schools. The Letter of Intent will state that a student will graduate that semester upon successful completion of that semester’s coursework. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217966

Minor Request Form: A minor consists of at least five courses (minimum of 15 credit hours) not required for a degree program. Students who take the standard core curriculum’s distribution of courses may apply them toward the requirements of any approved minor. Note that not all minors are applicable to all majors. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217964

Reinstatement Application: All undergraduate students who were not in attendance for at least one semester must submit this application to return to the university. The deadlines for the application are June 15 for the Fall semester, November 15 for the Spring semester or April 15 for the Summer term. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217965

Transfer Credit Petition Form: An undergraduate student registered at Illinois Tech who wishes to enroll at another institution must submit a Transfer Credit Petition Form to the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs for approval prior to registration at the other institution. This includes registration at another institution for the summer term. Upon completion of the course, please have your official transcripts sent to Illinois Tech. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217932

Links to all of these forms can always be found on the Undergraduate Academic Affairs UGAA Services page at https://web.iit.edu/ugaa/services

WiCyS Call for Participation is now OPEN!

September 1, 2020 author: Comments off

WiCyS ParticipationReady to share knowledge and experience with students, educators, researchers and professionals at the next Women in Cybersecurity WiCyS Conference in 2021 in AURORA, CO on March 25-27, 2021? The four tracks this year are Today’s Technology and Challenges, Looking Ahead, Best Practices, and Career Development. The conference itself offers technical workshops, student poster competitions, panel discussions and lightning talks, among a bevy of other opportunities. Accepted proposals will receive ONE complimentary registration per accepted proposal. You do not need to be a WiCyS member to submit a proposal or be accepted to participate at WiCyS 2021.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS NOVEMBER 1. Acceptance notification is January 4, 2021. Submit your proposal at https://easychair.org/cfp/WiCyS2021.

WiCyS Conference Support Applications Now Open

September 1, 2020 author: Comments off

WiCyS 2021Happy September 1st or in COVID-19 times… March 185th! We’re pleased to announce that Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) has their #WiCyS2021 applications for scholarships, grants, and fellowship awards OPEN! This opportunity is what WiCyS lives for… to pay it forward ❤️
Apply here: www.wicys.org/scholarships-grants-and-fellowship-awards

Post-Quantum Cryptography

September 1, 2020 author: Comments off

Quantum computing is expected to change the face of cybersecurity. What is the quantum threat to  public key #cryptography? Over in the CNSP #blogCSNP COO and co-founder Emily Stamm shares the current state of post-quantum cryptography. Read it here: https://lnkd.in/gPWeSVx

Post Quantum Crypto

Great Problems, Great Minds Seminar Series

September 1, 2020 author: Comments off

This new seminar series from the Department of Social Sciences at Illinois Tech is designed to explore the major problems facing humanity as we move into the heart of the 21st century. At a technical school, we often forget that humans play a major role in shaping the implementation of every technical solution that is developed and applied. Major problems faced by society include climate change, food security, energy security, education, poverty, and disease, all of which have partial solutions that have been opposed by segments of society. As we have seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, a simple solution like a mask doesn’t work if people don’t accept it.

Tune in for the start of the series on Tuesday, Sept. 1 and catch the rest of the schedule here: https://lnkd.in/eTFfxTE

Job Opportunities at the ITA Talent Portal

September 1, 2020 author: Comments off

ITA Talent Portal
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) Talent Portal has great opportunities posted by ITA members – new positions added weekly! Discover your next big opportunity in Chicago. This an be your guide to bold Chicago tech careers. Click the graphic above or for full details go to https://itatalentportal.com/.

1871 Tech Challenge!

September 1, 2020 author: Comments off

1871 Tech Challenge
1871’s Tech Challenge,  Thursday & Friday, October 15 – 16 offers a great opportunity for students to sharpen their coding skills and gain a pathway forward into a career in technology. The 1871 Tech Challenge, presented by State Farm, will continue to connect, inspire, and strengthen the extraordinary talents of students. For full details click the graphic above or go to https://1871.com/tech-challenge/.

New Student Information for ITM Department

August 19, 2020 author: Comments off

New Student Information documents for students in the Department of Information Technology and Management are now available online. What is our student information? In many senses, this is like a syllabus for the Department; and like a syllabus, the goal is to answer your questions before you think to ask them. Odds are if you’ve never read these, your first response as you read will be “Huh, I always wondered how that worked.” They also have a complete Faculty and Staff Directory which has pictures! These contain much of the material previously located in the ITM Student Handbooks, which have been discontinued. Material on writing research papers has been moved into the ITM Guidelines for preparation of scholarly papers and papers for publication which is now referenced and linked from the Student Information publications; we think you’ll find it really useful as well. All of these documents can be downloaded here or through our ITM Student Resources page at http://itm.iit.edu/StudentResources/.

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