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CompE Club Weekly

There are only 4 more days of classes before reading week begins. The time of
salvation is upon us. Soon you'll have to confront all the work you've put off.
If you'd like to honour the age old traditoin of starting everything but finishing
nothing, why not divert some time into the events below?

Highlights:

  • CompE Merch
  • Employer Information Sessions
  • Ada's Team Mentoring Program: Mentors and Organizers Needed
  • AI4Good Lab: Free Machine Learning Bootcamp
  • Leaders Prize Competition

1) CompE Merch

WHO: Anyone who wears clothes
WHEN: Order Deadline on February, 26, 2020
WHERE: online or in the CompE Clubroom
WHAT: Computer Engineering has some new merch for you to flex on your friends.
Shirt($20):

Hoodie($42):

Pre-orders will be taken until February 26th 2020.
Sizing samples are available in the CompE clubroom. Orders can be done online, or
at the clubroom.

For more information, check out the CompE Website

Note:

There was a mistake in the original announcement, XL hoodies and shirts DO NOT cost $2 extra. Only XXL hoodies and shirts cost $2 extra.


2) Employer Information Sessions

WHO: Students who are looking for employment
WHEN: February 12th & 13th @ 5:00pm - 6:30pm
WHERE: Details Here
WHAT: Employer Information Sessions are an excellent way to network with employers and learn about career and employment opportunities in your areas of interest and with your employers of choice.

All employer information sessions will have a presentation, discussion, food, and refreshments.

Fortinet: February 12th @ ETLC E2-001 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm
GoAuto: February 13th @ Sub 2-100 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

More information and additional sessions can be found here

3) Ada's Team Mentoring Program: Mentors and Organizers Needed

WHO: Anyone interested in working for the embetterment of high school students
WHEN: Application Deadline: February 15th
WHERE: Apply Here
WHAT: Are you passionate about meeting others? Guiding younger students? Solving problems through collaboration and having fun? Maybe you're just a computer science guru who wants to pass on your knowledge! Disclaimer: guru certification or advanced computer knowledge not required. Ada's Team has an opportunity for you that would be a killer on resume!

Ada's Team is organizing a mentorship program to help guide the next generation of STEM leaders! We will be partnering with high school students from across the greater Edmonton area focusing on underserved communities, gendered inequalities, etc.
With your help, we hope to empower students to reach their full potential and pursue a higher education with an emphasis in computing science.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the following roles:

  1. organize the events
  2. mentor students

Organizers will help Ada's Team executives plan the logistics of the event while mentors will work directly with a high school mentees and provide individual guidance.
Further details and application form can be found here

4) AI4Good Lab: Free Machine Learning Bootcamp

WHO: Anyone interested in working for the embetterment of high school students
WHEN: Application Deadline: February 15th
WHERE: Apply Here
WHAT: This is an Edmonton pilot program, hosted by Amii from July 6th to July 17th. The program consists of a mashup of a machine learning bootcamp, hackathon, and self-directed team projects. It was founded by Doina Precup and Angelique Manella in Montreal in 2017 and is founded by the OSMO foundation and CIFAR.

There will be a bootcamp, wherein a machine learning cirriculum will be covered, and a hackathon will be held.
Participants must be:

  • Woman-identified
  • Located across Canada
  • Currently enrolled in a STEM focused undergraduate program or have graduated within the last 2 years from such a program
  • Strong math background, some programming experience
  • Interested in how AI can be used as a tool for social change

More details can be found here

5) Leaders Prize Competition

WHO: Anyone interested in Aritificial Intelligence and Hackathons
WHEN: June 19th 2019
WHERE: Here
WHAT: Misinformation is rampant no matter where you look on the internet. Fact checkers and reputable news sources were a sufficient solution to keep well informed in the past, but this wave of fake news challenges that tradition. The Schulich Foundation invites you to tackle this problem with AI. Groups of up to 5 people are tasked with creating an AI that can evaluate the validity of the statement, and if possible, provide evidence. The winning team will claim the $1 milllion prize! This is a great experience to undertake. The competition is far off now, but it definatly worth your consideration!
Click Here To Learn More

Signing Off…

Thanks for reading this week's edition of the CompE Club Newsletter. If you have any news or an event you want featured in future editions, contact us at internal@compeclub.com! Be sure to stop by the CompE Club Room to grab a snack and say hi! Prices for most snacks have been slashed, so now is the time to buy. <3