ACM ICPC South Central USA Regional Programming Contest

The 2011 ACM ICPC South Central USA Regional Programming Contest is
now accepting team entries for the October 28 and 29th event.

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) provides
college students with opportunities to interact with students from
other universities and to sharpen and demonstrate their
problem-solving, programming, and teamwork skills.  The contest
provides a platform for ACM, industry, and academia to encourage and
focus public attention on the next generation of computing
professionals as they pursue excellence.

The contest is a two-tiered competition among teams of students
representing institutions of higher education. Teams first compete in
regional contests held around the world from September to November
each year. The winning team from each regional contest qualifies to
advance to the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World
Finals, typically held the following March to mid-April. Additional
high-ranking teams may be invited to the World Finals as wild card

Fees are $125.00 per team if registered prior to October 10, 2011.
Registration fees are for a team of three members and one coach.
Guests and alternates are an additional $30 each.  (See complete
registration rules at:

The South Central USA Regionals will take place on October 28 and 29th at:
1)  Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2)  La Tourneau University, Longview, Texas
3)  East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma

For more information, or to register a team, visit:

Engineering for Change

Are you a Senior needing ideas for a Capstone project or are you simply an individual who wants to make a change in the world? Then here is a great resource that will help. IEEE has partnered with other organizations to develop a platform to promote collaboration and provide solutions to common problems people face around the world. This is the Engineering for Change website which can be found here. This effort is part of IEEE’s mission to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. So, we encourage you to visit the website and join for free. You have the potential to change people’s lives!

Take Advantage of On-Campus Interviews and Other Career Services Activities

Susan Feinberg, the College of Engineering liaison from Career Services, has provided us with dates and activities that Career Services will be hosting this fall.

The most urgent date relates to our on-campus interviewing (OCI) program.  There are 9 “weeks” in our OCI fall program.  Resume submissions end next week (8/31/2011) for employers interviewing during “Week 1” (9/19/2011-9/23/2011).  Qualified students, per employer entered criteria, will be able to submit their resume on Careers2Geaux until this deadline.  Each Wednesday presents a new deadline.  For employers in “Week 2”, qualified candidates have until 9/7/2011, “Week 3”= deadline of 9/14/2011, etc.  These deadline dates are in the next few weeks and there are several companies your students might be interested in.  Additional employers are being added daily so students should check Careers2Geaux often.

Additionally, here are other events that you may want to attend.

For a full listing of our calendar of recruiting events, please click here.

Finally, Career Services has launched a Facebook page ( Please visit the site and “like” the page. Daily we will post career tips and event information that will prove to be a useful resource for students.

Thank you!

Susan G. Feinberg, M.S. Ed.
Assistant Director, Experiential Education
LSU Career Services
Division of Student Life & Enrollment


Mini Grants Available by Using IEEE Standards

LSU students, please take advantage of this great opportunity. IEEE is offering grants for graduate and upperclassman design project student application papers. If you are working on your Capstone project or are a graduate students seeking funding for a project, here is a chance to get funding by making use of IEEE standards. For more information, please visit the link here. Some information extracted from the previous website follows:

Grants include US$500 for students, with additional honoraria for faculty mentors.


IEEE is offering grants to both students and faculty mentors to help with graduate and capstone design projects with an industry standards component.


Student(s) beginning a design or development project will submit an abstract summary describing the project, which includes:

  • a summary of the project goal (i.e., what are you trying to build?);
  • an understanding of what standards are being considered to achieve the project goal;
  • a declaration of intention to submit an application paper for publication by the IEEE upon completion of the project;
  • a statement of endorsement from a faculty mentor must be included.

Application Deadline:

Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year. Upcoming deadlines for 2011 mini-grants:

15 June 2011

15 October 2011

15 December 2011

TechX Conference Coming to Baton Rouge in October

If you are interested in attending the TechX conference here in BR in October you can register for $50.  It looks like it will be a good place to take resumes to the exhibit floor.  When registering use the code “EDU-X” for your discount.   But you must register before 8/31 to receive the early bird discount of $99 and the half price on that. The URL is: