NI Student Ambassador Opportunity

IEEE has partnered up with NI to make their software available to students at a highly discounted price. In addition, NI has developed a structure to allow students to become experienced in its use of LabView. One such way is to become an NI Student Ambassador. Information about this position can be found here.

If you do become the Ambassador for LSU, please let the the IEEE student branch know and also the EE Department advisers. We will work together to develop training modules for all EE students at LSU.

XSEDE Scholars Program

XSEDEIncludes travel grants for the SC11 supercomputing conference in Seattle, WA, on November 12 – 16, 2011!

An outstanding student opportunity in the computational sciences! Supercomputers, data collections, new tools, digital services, increased productivity for thousands of scientists around the world. Sound exciting? Apply to become an XSEDE Scholar today!

XSEDE is a five-year, $121 million project supported by the National Science Foundation that replaces and expands on the NSF’s TeraGrid project. More than 10,000 scientists used the TeraGrid to complete thousands of research projects, at no cost to the scientists. XSEDE continues that same sort of work — only in more detail, generating more knowledge, and improving our world in an even broader range of fields. You can become involved in XSEDE, too, if selected as a Scholar.

XSEDE Scholars will:

  • Attend the SC11 (supercomputing) conference in Seattle, November 12-16, 2011, through travel grants.
  • Meet other XSEDE Scholars in special sessions at SC11.
  • Participate in at least four activities with other Scholars during the year (e.g., technical training, content-based and mentoring webinars).
  • Network with leaders in the XSEDE research community.
  • Learn about research, internships, and career opportunities.

Apply now at:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, September 30, 2011

Underrepresented minority undergraduate or graduate students interested in the computational sciences are especially encouraged to apply for the year-long program.

Questions about the XSEDE Scholars?

The XSEDE Scholars Program is directed by Richard Tapia and managed by Alice Fisher, Rice University. Contact Alice Fisher at for more information.


The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is supported by the National Science Foundation.

XSEDE is led by the University of Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The partnership includes: Carnegie Mellon University/University of Pittsburgh, Cornell University, Indiana University, JüSupercomputing Centre, National Center or Atmospheric Research, The Ohio State University, Purdue University, Rice University, Shodor Education Foundation, Southeastern Universities Research Association, University of California Berkeley, University of California San Diego, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Tennessee Knoxville, University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Virginia.

Find out more about XSEDE at

PHP Programmer Position Available

Local 13 year old Web development firm is seeking a full time experienced PHP programmer. Applicants must have the ability to design, plan and see projects through completion. In addition, the applicant must be driven, innovative and have a thirst to learn new technology. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are imperative.


  • Build web-based applications and websites
  • Create and maintain existing PHP codebases
  • Implement and troubleshoot programming changes and modifications
  • Prioritize tasks and multi-task in order to set and meet project deadlines
  • Work closely with graphic designers and other team members
  • Design and optimize MySQL databases
  • Perform maintenance and updates to existing websites and custom PHP-based software
  • Interact effectively with clients


  • Background in web administration
  • Understanding of CMS systems
  • At least 3 years work experience in web content and/or web applications development
  • Proficent working knowledge of the following:
  • Apache
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML and CSS
  • Javascript (including AJAX techniquies and jQuery) and XML
  • Subversion and version control systems

Helpful Experience:

  • FreeBSD and/or Linux server administration
  • Cloud hosting environments
  • Understanding of back-end and hosting infrastructure, including BIND, DNS and Apache configuration

This is a full-time on-site position available immediately. Part-time and freelance consultants will not be considered for this position. Applicants must include a resume and a written summary of at least 2 completed projects-webdevelopment or custom software. If interested apply to You can find the online posting at

Pixel Dash Studios looking for Interns

Pixel Dash StudiosPixel Dash Studios, an independent game development studio in Baton Rouge, is hiring contract programmers and programming interns.  At Pixel Dash, you will have the opportunity to work with a team of experienced professional developers on a variety of different game projects for platforms such as iOS, Android, Web, and PC.  We offer the opportunity to choose your own hours and also to work remotely.


We are looking for smart, talented individuals with exceptional programming abilities.  Whether student or professional, you must display knowledge of object oriented programming, good programming practices, and an aptitude for problem solving.  You must be able to learn new programming languages and technologies quickly as these may vary based on the needs of the project.  We do not require experience with any particular language or technology, but experience in the following will be a plus:  C#, Unity, Flash, Unreal, Objective-C, iOS, Android, Facebook SDK.  We also prefer individuals that are passionate about playing and making games.


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