Upcoming Professional Development Events

Fall 2023

Myriad Genetics Recruiter Meeting

February 16th, 2024 : 10 AM

Are you looking for internship opportunities?  Please join Myriad on Zoom on Friday, February 16, 2024 by 10am. There will be opportunities for one-on-one sessions with the recruiters.

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Research Poster Session COSC 495

December 11th

On December 11, 2023, Dr. Marvin Conn and Dr. Francis Onodueze, adjunct professors in computer science for BSU's COSC 495 Senior Research classes, seized a remarkable opportunity. Collaboratively, they planned a poster session between their respective classes to enhance student enthusiasm and provide a platform for the students to showcase and discuss their research.

Upon sharing our plans with Dr. Shumba, the Computer Science Department Chair and professor for the COSC 480 Capstone class, her excitement prompted an invitation to merge the COSC 495 poster session with the COSC 480 Capstone luncheon, sponsored by Booz Allen. The seamless integration of the Senior Research poster session with the Capstone Showcase presentations at the luncheon resulted in a highly successful event. This unique collaboration allowed COSC 495 students to present their semester-long research in a poster format and gain them additional insights into the research projects carried out by the COSC 480 students mentored by Booz Allen researchers. Furthermore, it provided an invaluable opportunity for students to network with industry experts in the computer science field.

The COSC 495 class research encompassed diverse areas, including but not limited to the application of large language models, gaming theory techniques, mitigation of biases in facial recognition systems, comparison of AI versus manual techniques for code debugging effectiveness, and exploration of novel pathfinding techniques in search algorithms. The event generated widespread enthusiasm among the students, who were eager to showcase their work and immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of the occasion.


Professional Development Day with Google

November 7th, 6 pm - 7 pm, November 8th, 6pm - 7pm

Google Info Session & Resume Workshop on Tuesday, November 7th

Join us to hear about life and culture at Google, available roles for internships and full-time, and a comprehensive workshop to prepare you for upcoming applications!

Building Your Technical Career with Google on Wednesday, November 8th

Interested in learning about how to maximize each year of school to ensure that you’re industry-ready for internships and full-time opportunities? Join us to receive detailed tips on updating your resume, preparing for technical interviews, and communicating effectively with your recruiter.

These events will be held at Libaray Special collection room.

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Northrop Cyber Security Day

October 31st 2023, 11am - 1pm

Connect with our team of Northrop Grumman professionals and Bowie State alumni on the topic of Cyber security. Let us help you define possible! This event will be held at the TSC Ballroom A.

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Adobe Tech Day - Bowie State Cybersecurity Workforce Event

October 26th 2023, 11am - 2pm

This event will be held at the TSC Ballroom A at BSU.

Adobe is providing informational session to Students, Faculty, and Community who are interested in Cyber Security and hearing from subject matter experts on the overall industry trends, and current industry concerns and priorities. There will be 60-minute fireside chat with industry experts, post fireside chat mix and mingle with refreshments.

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NSA/CNO Information Event

October 18th, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: TSC Theater, Bowie State University

An information session hosted by NSA Subject Matter Experts is offering insights into Computer Network Exploitation (CNE), Computer Network Defense (CND), and Computer Network Attack (CNA). The session will provide an overview of the NSA's mission, CNO Primary Priorities, the Codebreaker Challenge, and highlight critical need opportunities within these domains. If you have an interest in these areas, this session is a must-attend.

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Myriad Genetics 

October 9th, 2023

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Beacon Room, Natural Health and Science Building, Bowie State University

Myriad Genetics is hosting an informational event at Bowie State University, where attendees can register via a QR code and participate in a survey for a chance to win prizes, including gift cards and Myriad swag packs. Myriad Genetics, a leading genetic testing and precision medicine company, offers insights into disease risk, progression, and treatment decisions. They routinely accept interns in various disciplines, including Computer Science majors, and aim to create the next generation of leaders in genetic testing and precision medicine. The event's goals are to connect with students for future opportunities at Myriad, provide an overview of the company, and gather feedback for potential future collaborations between Myriad and BSU.

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Adobe Tech Day

September 9th 2023, 10am - 2pm

Join Bowie State for Adobe's tech day! Dive into the world of cutting edge technology with interactive talks and workshops. Register with the QR code provided and see the days schedule below.

10:00 - 11:00 AM : Welcome & Intro, 'Adobe for all' event and panel discussion (Breakfast provided) 

11:00 - 11:15 AM : Break

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM : Breakout sessions


11:15 AM - 12:45 PM : Darrius & Joyce- Cybersecurity and SWE/PM/Design

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM : Mareassa & Manali - Research and AI/ML

12:45 - 12:50 PM : Break

12:50 - 1:20 PM : Networking Lunch

1:20 - 1:25 PM : Break

1:25 - 2:00 PM: Creative campus workshop

2:00 PM : Closing remarks

2:00 - 3:00 PM : Open for Network

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Summer 2023

2023 Summer Camps

Bowie State University's Department of Computer Science will be offering a series of summer bootcamps for middle and high school students who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the field of computer science over the summer of 2023 from June 26th to July 28th at 10am-4pm. All bootcamps are hands-on oriented, so please choose the one that best suits your needs. We will provide free lunch and no registration fee. For further information on the program, redirect here.


Winter 2023

Winter 2023 Retention Program

The Computer Science Department will be hosting a series of professional development workshops to increase program retention. The workshops will run from January 9th to 27th, followed by a showcase at the beginning of March where students exhibit team projects. The proposed workshops aim to equip students with the skills they need to succeed in summer internships and contribute to retention. The training program is in response to the feedback from the employers who hired our students for the Summer 2022 internships.

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Fall 2022

From Academic Research to Applied Science and Back Again: An Amazonian Perspective

November 11th 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm

Facilitator: Dr. Greg Hager

Over the past three years, I’ve moved from being an academic researcher at Johns Hopkins, with a focus on Computer Vision and AI technologies, to a Director of Applied Science at Amazon,. In that time, I’ve had a chance to reflect on how I viewed the world as an academic, and how I see the world now leading a group in Industry.  In this talk, I explain a bit about my path history leading to my position at Amazon, and talk generally about the work that we do within Amazon Applied Science. The remainder of the talk will be more interactive where I’ll put forward a few ideas for how industry and academia can benefit from each other now and in the future, and ask for thoughts and feedback from the audience.


Computer Science Kickoff for First-Year Students 

September 10th 2022, 10am - 1pm

Join the Department of Computer Science and Adobe in welcoming incoming computer science first-year students and their parents/guardians.

10:00 – 10:15 – Welcome & Keynote Speakers 

10:15 – 10:30 – Comp. Sci. Dept Overview 

10:30 – 11:00 – Student Communities Panel (Goal: To share student experiences on why they joined their communities and the outcomes they’ve had)

11:00 – 11:05 – Break / Parents transition to other room 

11:05 – 11:50 – Goal Setting Workshop & Parent’s Driving Student Success (Adobe) 

11:50 – 12:00 – Closing

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch / Networking with Adobe and BSU Computer Science alums 


Spring 2022

Mobile App Showcase

April 1st 2022, 10am -  12pm

An event to showcase the mobile apps built by students who participated in the Verizon Tech Mobile App Development Workshop series. The event is sponsored by Verizon and The National Science Foundation and hosted by The Entrepreneurship Academy in partnership with the Department of Computer Science


Girls on Tech, Women in Tech Event

March 31st 2022, 11:00 AM

We invite you to join us virtually for a get together of girls and women in tech. To register redirect here.

BSU/ Prince George's County Webinar Series

A Webinar Series by Bowie State University for Prince George’s County public schools’ students enrolled in the career and technical education program in Homeland Security and emergency preparedness. A four part webinar series to highlight the HSEP pathway. 

Cvent Day; Internship Sessions

Are you interested in a Cvent internship? Cvent will host internship sessions on November 9th

Future Computing Summer Internship at the National Security Agency

The Future Computing Summer Internship provides hands on technical work under the mentorship of computing experts at NSA – access HPC systems used by NSA researchers. Partner with peers from other academic institutions – present your results and write a technical paper. Learn about NSA – its mission, people, career opportunities, and jobs. 

Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Event

Battelle will be launching a Beginner CTF. It will be Sept 3 - Sept 10. This is an INDIVIDUAL CTF focused on beginner players, there will be some difficult problems for those new to CTFing, but we hope to provide an environment where folks can jump in and learn in their own time. The CTF will be live for a whole week, so there will be plenty of opportunity to learn and apply new skills. Additionally, we will have some resources on that site to help people that are new to CTFs feel their way around the problems. We are hoping this can be a nice introduction the semester and encourage more participation in CTFs throughout the year.

Learn more and sign up at https://ctf.battelle.org/

Also if you or anyone in your club would like to learn more about Battelle or a career in cyber, feel free to check out our new careers site: https://www.battelle.org/cyber-challenge

Meet and Greet - New Student Orientation

August 31, 2021  5:00 pm (EST) 

The Department of Computer Science is hosting a virtual new student orientation. Lots of information to help you soft-land as you begin your academic journey. We expect Dr. Carl B. Goodman, Provost/Vice president of Academic Affairs, Dr. George Acquaah, Dean School of Arts and Sciences, to greet us. You will also virtually meet Dr. Rose Shumba, Chair of the department, staff, and faculty in the department, hear the different opportunities and resources available in the department. We also plan on assigning you some peer mentors.

Thanks to the planning committee: Prof. Chris Abili (Chair), Daniel Francois III (member), Denali Jayawardana (member), Olivia Watts (member).