Global Game Jam @ Louisiana State University

Register now to become part of the Global Game Jam @ LSU!

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. A secret theme will be announced at the start of the jam, and all sites worldwide will then be challenged to make games based on that same theme.

Dates: January 24-26, 2014  (Begins Friday at 3:00 PM through Sunday at 5:00PM)

Location: Digital Media Center, LSU Center for Computation & Technology
West Lakeshore Drive @ 340 East Parker Street, Baton Rouge, LA  70803

Event information: For prize details, registration instructions, jam schedule, and a list of suggested software, please click here.

**If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the game jam, please contact Lea Anne Landry at or 225-578-5433**

Deadline Approaching: IBM and IEEE Smarter Planet Challenge

IBM and IEEE are in search of creative team based student projects
that can help students at any level learn about applying engineering,
science and other disciplines to solve real world problems. It’s a
great opportunity to put your engineering skills to use…and earn
cash prizes too!

The competition is open to college/university students from all
geographic locations. Student teams should have three to five members
in any year of university study. At least one team member must be an
IEEE member. To find out more about this exciting opportunity,
visit: or email

Upcoming Events – RSVP Soon!

Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering students are strongly encouraged to attend these events! RSVP to

IBM Professional Mentoring Program:

  • Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
  • Time: 5:00-7:30PM
  • Location: PFT 1103
  • Refreshments will be served!

Corporate Leadership Development Seminars (Part 2) – “Developing and Conducting Successful Presentations”:

  • Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
  • Time: 6:00-7:30PM
  • Location: PFT 1106
  • Dinner will be served!

Job Opportunity for EE Graduates!

Raven Research & Development is looking for a recent EE graduate to fill a full time position. The company, located in Lafayette, focuses on the invention of new technologies for a diverse set of applications. To learn more about Raven, you can visit their website at

For more information about the job position, contact James Palmer at

IEEE and ACM BBQ – Grillers Needed!

If you enjoy grilling, volunteer grillers are needed to help out at this semester’s IEEE and ACM Barbecue! The barbecue is scheduled for March 25th and will be held in the field between CEBA and the new Business Education Complex. Grillers will need to arrive at 4:30 and the barbecue will start at 5:30.

If you are interested, you can contact Jason Toms for more information at

Internship Opportunity: 2013 Research Alliance in Math and Science

Applications for summer 2013 internships through the Research Alliance in Math and Science (RAMS) program are now being accepted! To learn more and to access the online application, see the program’s website at:

The research internship targets under-represented U.S. citizens, undergraduate levels majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related disciplines.  If you were a RAMS intern as an undergraduate, you may be eligible as a graduate student.  Please evaluate your eligibility before applying.

Please note:

  • The deadline is the deadline for your entire package.  Your official transcript should show the courses you will have completed plus the courses you are taking now.  It is understood that courses you are currently taking will not have a grade.  Your faculty should comment on the expected grade for relevant classes underway in the faculty recommendations.
  • All fields are required for submission and for cyber security, there is no opportunity to save partially completed applications.  Current student resumes should be uploaded as a Word (.doc) file with LAST NAME as the first word in the filename.  Resume files that are not named with your LAST NAME first cannot be accepted and will result in an incomplete application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Your academic standing is the last year of school you have completed.  For most of you, that will be the academic year you completed in May 2012

LaSTEM Girls Collaborative Project: Kick-Off Conference

Registration deadline for this event is this Friday, October 19, 2012!
The Conference will be held on October 27 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Frank Wall Presentation Room in the Engineering Annex Building

All organizations and individuals interested in the advancement of girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields are invited to this exciting launch of the Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative Project (LaSTEM GCP).

LaSTEM GCP, in partnership with PBS’ Emmy award-winner, Design Squad Nation (, will conduct this conference to officially launch the statewide LaSTEM GCP collaborative as well as to bring together representatives from across Louisiana to discuss exemplary practices, develop new collaborations and share resources.

For more information about this event, check out this LaSTEM GCP Flyer

To register:
Go to
Registration Fee: $25
Lunch provided and free parking available