Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Quantitative Biology Seminar (co-hosted by Biology) CANCELLED

Troy Day
Department of Mathematics & Statistics and the Department of Biology Queens University

"Insights into drug resistance evolution from simple mathematical models"

Friday, January 31, 2014 CANCELLED

3:30pm B1 Rm 266 (Dean's conference room) Coffee starting at 3:00

Post-doctoral researcher in informatics of aging

Post-doctoral researcher in informatics of aging
Supervisors:
Alan A. Cohen (Aging Research Center) and Shengrui Wang (Department of Computer Science)
We are looking to recruit a post-doctoral researcher with particular strength in quantitative analysis and programming to conduct a research project integrating many aspects of the aging process. The Aging Research Center (Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement, CdRV) is a multi-disciplinary center with many large, unique data sets, and we are seeking someone who can facilitate collaborations among researchers with diverse interests such as biomarker studies (Cohen), nutrition (H. Payette), functional autonomy (N. Dubuc), and social participation (M. Levasseur) in order to understand how each of these processes may affect the others over time. The post thus offers the opportunity to learn about diverse subjects while producing a number of key publications.

This post-doctoral position is funded by the CdRV and supported by the Department of Computer Science, which is looking to recruit a junior faculty member who will bridge the domains of informatics and aging. A strong candidate thus has an excellent chance of moving directly into a faculty position after the post-doc.

The ideal candidate would have expertise in both informatics (e.g., a Ph.D in computer science, informatics, or biostatistics) and in health research, though we are willing to entertain candidates who are particularly strong in one or the other and can show a capacity to branch out. First-rate quantitative skills are essential, as well as an ability to translate quantitative approaches into real-world consequences. A Ph.D is required. The University of Sherbrooke is a French-speaking institution; while knowledge of French is not required to start, the candidate would be expected to make a good faith effort to learn in order to better integrate.

A competitive salary and working conditions will be offered. Sherbrooke is a university town nestled in the beautiful Eastern Townships of the Province of Quebec, close to the US border and just a short drive away from Montreal and Quebec City. The University of Sherbrooke provides an exceptional quality of work and life environment: cost of living is low, with excellent access to outdoor activities.
Applicants should forward their complete curriculum vitae, a brief (1 page) description of their research interests and academic goals, as well as three letters of reference by February 10, 2014 by email to:

Alan A. Cohen
Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement
Dept. de médecine de famille
Groupe de recherche PRIMUS
Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke, QC Canada
(819) 346-1110 x12589


Monday, 27 January 2014

Trip to WISE National Conference

The club UW WiSTEM is organizing a delegation to the WISE National Conference in Toronto this March 22-23! We are also trying to get subsidies from student societies and academic departments at UW, so there's a chance you'll get some of your ticket fee reimbursed in the future. Here's what to do if you want to attend. 

1. Check out the facebook event or www.wise.skule.ca/conference and decide if you want to attend. https://www.facebook.com/events/407321012703571/?ref=br_tf

2. Buy your early bird tickets ($85) @ https://wisenc14.eventbrite.ca. Regular tickets are $100, or $80 each if bought in a group of 3-5.

3. Register yourself with the UW WiSTEM delegation and secure your eligibility for a reimbursement, should it become available. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nOzrM5DB0iJwMHZrDpNMBx6xBnlLL0fKXeO0xMDXEXY/viewform


Friday, 24 January 2014

Software GUI Developer/Web Programmer

Integrated Engineering Software provides state of the art software tools for electromagnetic, thermal and particle beam simulations. These tools are used in many of the world's largest labs and companies. Some examples of the diverse applications of the software include design of: electro-mechanical devices, high voltage equipment, antennas, mass spectrometers, ion implanters, induction heaters and electron microscopes.

Integrated is seeking a creative and self-motivated individual to join our Software Development team based at our head office in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The primary responsibility of this position is the design and development of GUI elements for engineering design software. Some work on the corporate web site will also be required. The candidate should be willing to keep up-to-date with advances in technology, and be aware of how this affects the business environment.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a graduate degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, and hold the following in their skill set:
  • C/C++, STL and Microsoft Foundation Class Library
  • Windows API, COM
  • ASP.NET, HTML and Javascript
  • Ability to create, modify and optimize graphic images using Adobe Photoshop/Paint Shop Pro
  • Knowledge of SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Sense of design, including the awareness of elements of design as well as the basic principles

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

Please forward your resume to: hr@integratedsoft.com
Or mail to: 

Attn: Human Resources Department
lntegrated Engineering Software
220-1821 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0G4

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

www.integratedsoft.com

NBC Summer Job Opportunities

Dear Madam / Sir.

I hope you are doing well.

We recently sent a call for applications for Summer Jobs in National Bank of Canada’s Financial Markets. We received 1200+ resumes, but not enough from students in Computer Science or similar fields.

Please note that the Global Equity Desk on our Toronto trading floor is still looking to fill 1 or 2 Summer job positions by computer scientists (or similar field).

Students interested in knowing more can directly send me their resume; no need to go through our Web site’s Job Opportunity.

Best regards

Pierre Laroche
pierre.laroche@nbc.ca

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Cisco Meraki/Cisco SF Recruiting Events


In 2003, a group of graduate students at MIT set out to build a simple, scalable and cost-effective wireless network to blanket Cambridge, MA. They succeeded, and in the process, invented a new network architecture, based in cloud computing, to make truly plug and play large-scale networks. Realizing they were on to something big, they left MIT, moved to California and started Meraki, now part of Cisco.

Our team is still small enough that you will work on problems core to our business. We are also growing quickly, with a proven model for our technology, so your work will reach many customers and have a huge impact. We have small nimble teams from 2 - 5 people and there is no red tape in development. Our developers work in start-up environments with world-wide impact.

Developing and scaling our system requires exceptional engineering ability across the stack. We're looking for smart people in fields ranging from device drivers to user interfaces and distributed backend systems. We're hiring coops, interns and full-time employees to start this summer.

Cisco Meraki Information Session
DC Fishbowl 1301
Thursday January 30th 5-7pm
Serving pizza and root beer floats and raffling off an iPad Mini - a resume is your ticket.

Cisco Meraki Meet & Greet
Huether Hotel - Barley Works Billiards Room

Friday January 31st 7-8:30pm

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Contest/Internship Opportunity for CS Students

Dear Students,

Capital One has recently launched an exciting new challenge: Use population data to identify promising markets. Prizes include 3 jobs, 5 iPad Minis, and $500.

MindSumo challenges are a great opportunity to use the skills you're learning in classes, win cash prizes, and prove yourself to potential employers. To learn more, watch the 45 second video on the about page.

Any questions can be directed to aaron@mindsumo.com

Direct Links:
https://www.mindsumo.com
https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/use-population-data-to-identify-promising-markets
http://www.mindsumo.com/student_about

Applying to Co-op Information Session

ATTENTION 1B MATH STUDENTS

Interested in applying to the Co-op Program? Then come to the Information Session.

Tuesday, March 4th 4:30pm
MC 2066

Application forms will be handed out at this session. Application forms will be available in the MUO after March 4.

Telefonica Research Positions Available

The Telefonica Digital Research group was created in 2006 and follows an open research model in collaboration with Universities and other research institutions, promoting the dissemination of scientific results both through publications in top-tier peer-reviewed international journals and conferences and technology transfer. Our multi-disciplinary and international team counts with about 20 full time researchers, holding PhD degrees in various disciplines of computer science and electrical engineering.
 
We are seeking candidates for Internships, PostDoc and Researcher (at different levels of seniority) positions to strengthen and complement our efforts in the areas we currently work on:
 
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Distributed systems and networking
  • Human–computer interaction
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile computing
  • User modeling and Recommender Systems
  • Security and privacy
 
The salaries we offer are competitive and will depend upon the candidate's experience. We also offer great benefits and a stimulating and friendly working atmosphere in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, Barcelona (Spain).
 
You can find more information about the group here:
 
To apply for a position at Telefonica Research Barcelona, please enter your information into this site:
 
Applications submitted by February 28th, 2014 will receive full consideration, although we will continue to accept applications after this date until all positions are filled up.

Monday, 20 January 2014

CS Graduating Class 2014 Composite Photo

Attention all Computer Science Grads of 2014!

Do not miss out on your class composite

You must have your portrait taken this term to appear with your classmates

Please go to www.lifetouch.ca/waterloo where you will find all of the details to book your session


If you have any questions, you can contact Lifetouch at waterlooquestions@lifetouch.com or by calling them at 519-888-4567 x37539

Friday, 17 January 2014

Morgan Stanley Student Programming Contest - Global Launch Feb 24, 2014

This February, Morgan Stanley's Technology Division is launching the third Student Programming Contest and this season the contest has gone global.

The online programming competition has been designed internally by a team of Morgan Stanley Technologists and challenges students to implement a set of programs that solve exciting algorithmic problems to have a chance to win some exciting prizes.

As the contest runs, the Morgan Stanley Development Team will add tasks to the site. Entrants will be able to view their status on the live leaderboard—the more problems you solve the higher your chances of winning a prize.

The overall contest winner will receive the global prize of an iMac. In addition to this, each region will reward their overall winner with a number of exciting prizes.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Deadline for registration: 4 February 2014

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Faculty Position at the Universite du Quebec in Montreal

[[SEE BELOW FOR THE ENGLISH VERSION]]

UNIVERSITÉ DU QUÉBEC À MONTRÉAL 
Département d'informatique
Postes de professeur en informatique cognitive (Web sémantique et gestion des connaissances) et en informatique théorique (algorithmique)

Le département d'informatique de l'UQAM est à la recherche de deux professeures, professeurs :

-   Un-e professeur-e en informatique cognitive, dans le domaine du web sémantique et de la gestion des connaissances (ingénierie des ontologies, algorithmes de raisonnement sur les ontologies, Web des données, services Web sémantiques, etc.);
-   Un-e professeur-e en informatique théorique, dans le domaine de l'algorithmique (théorie des langages et ses applications, graphes, géométrie computationnelle, structures de données, etc.).
Les candidats-candidates doivent détenir un doctorat en informatique ou dans une discipline appropriée. Ces personnes doivent avoir démontré une excellente aptitude en recherche.  Elles doivent également avoir un intérêt et des aptitudes à l'enseignement, et ce aux trois cycles (baccalauréat, maîtrise, doctorat).  L'UQAM étant une université francophone, les candidats-candidates doivent posséder une excellente maîtrise de la langue française.

Pour plus de détails sur la fonction, le département et le cadre de travail, les exigences et la date d'entrée en fonction, ainsi que sur les documents requis pour le dossier de candidature, consultez les annonces détaillées disponibles aux URL suivants :

Informatique cognitive: http://www.rhu.uqam.ca/AffichageProfs/21006546.htm
Informatique théorique: http://www.rhu.uqam.ca/AffichageProfs/21006547.htm
La date limite pour le dépôt des candidatures (sous forme électronique) est le 10 mars 2014, 17h00.

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UNIVERSITÉ DU QUÉBEC À MONTRÉAL 
Département d'informatique

Faculty Positions in Computer Science: Cognitive informatics and Theoretical computer science

The Computer Science Department at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) invites applications for two faculty positions:

- One faculty position in cognitive informatics, in the area of semantic Web and knowledge management (ontology engineering, ontology reasoning algorithms, Web of data, semantic web services, etc.);
- One faculty position in theoretical computer science and algorithms (langage theory and applications, graphs, computational geometry, data structures, etc.).
The candidates must have a PhD in computer science or appropriate domain.  They must have excellent research abilities.  They must also have interest and abilities in teaching at all levels (Bachelor, Master and PhD).  Because UQAM is a French-speaking university, the candidate must have an excellent mastery of French (and the key documents must be submitted in French: see below).

For more details on the department, job's responsibilities, requirements, expected starting date and required documents, see the detailed listing available at the following URL:


http://www.rhu.uqam.ca/AffichageProfs/21006546.htm

http://www.rhu.uqam.ca/AffichageProfs/21006547.htm

      
The deadline for (electronic) submission is March 10, 2014, 5:00 PM.

Trent University LTA Position 2

The Department of Computing & Information Systems at Trent University invites applications for a 9-month limited-term position at the Assistant Professor level, starting August 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or a Masters with industrial experience) in Computer Science (or related discipline) and have appropriate teaching experience. The Department is interested in individuals with experience teaching courses in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Forensics, Computer Architecture, History/Impact of Computing, and Software Engineering.

Information about the Department may be found at our web site at www.trentu.ca/cois.

Applicants must include with the letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a description of research and teaching interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Dr. Richard T. Hurley, Chair
Department of Computing & Information Systems
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 7B8 Canada
Email: rhurley@trentu.ca
Telephone: (705) 748-1011 x7542
Fax: (705) 748-1066

The closing date for applications is January 31, 2014.

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from qualified candidates from the following groups: women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.


In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirequirements, priority will be given to
Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Trent University LTA Position 1

The Department of Computing & Information Systems at Trent University invites applications for a 9-month limited-term position at the Assistant Professor level, starting August 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or a Masters with industrial experience) in Software Engineering and/or Computer Science and have appropriate teaching and research experience. The Department is interested in individuals with experience teaching courses in the areas of Systems Analysis, Software Design and Modelling, Software Specification and Development, Digital Culture, and Computer Networks.

Information about the Department may be found at our web site at www.trentu.ca/cois.

Applicants must include with the letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a description of
research and teaching interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Dr. Richard T. Hurley, Chair
Department of Computing & Information Systems
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 7B8 Canada
Email: rhurley@trentu.ca
Telephone: (705) 748-1011 x7542
Fax: (705) 748-1066

The closing date for applications is January 31, 2014.

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from qualified candidates from the following groups: women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

UT Dallas faculty positions

UT Dallas has multiple faculty openings for positions starting in Fall 2014. We are looking for outstanding candidates in all areas of computer science, particularly in software engineering, machine learning/ data sciences (read more about our computer science faculty search; read more about our software engineering faculty search).  Please inform your graduating Ph.D. students about these open positions.
UTD CS is a student-centered, research-focused department that strives to bring out the best in teaching, research, and service to the community, industry and the computing profession. With 2,000+ undergraduate and graduate students, 48 tenure-track faculty members, 19 full-time instructors, UTD CS is one of the largest departments in the country today. UTD CS had a very productive 2013. Some of the milestones reached in 2013 are highlighted below:
New Faculty Hires: Dr. Zygmunt Haas, world-renowned expert in wireless networks, joined the CS Department as a Distinguished Chair Professor (read more). Dr. Cong Liu, a promising young researcher who works in the area of real-time systems, also joined as an Assistant Professor (read more).  
Anisotropic Triangles for Computer Graphics: Associate Professor Dr. Xiaohu Guo’s group has developed a technique that uses anisotropic triangles – triangles with sides that vary in length depending on their direction – to create 3-D “mesh” computer graphics that more accurately approximate the shapes of the original objects and in a shorter amount of time than current techniques. The research appeared in ACM SIGGRAPH’13 conference (read more).
Google App Engine Research Award: Associate Professor Dr. Lawrence Chung’s team of researchers and students was one of seven worldwide recipients of the first-ever Google App Engine Research Award for innovative academic and scientific research expected to benefit society. The award allows Dr. Chung’s team to use Google cloud computing infrastructure to verify that their benchmarking and simulation project results are viable in the real world (read more).
Fourth NIST Cyber Security Framework Workshop: More than 500 government, business and academic leaders charged with protecting the nation’s infrastructure from cyber attacks met on the UT Dallas campus for a three-day workshop from September 11-13. The Cyber Security Framework Workshops were mandated by an executive order from President Obama (read more).
Expanded K-12 outreach: The CS department vastly expanded its K-12 outreach efforts in 2013 under the direction of Dr. Jey Veerasamy, organizing dozens of camps and workshops for grade school students, ranging from third graders to high school students. More than 2,000 students participated and learned computer programming in these camps. Our efforts in 2013 culminated with the celebration of CS Education Week (read more athttp://www.utdallas.edu/k12).
Cyber-Security Institute (CSI) Launched: 2013 also saw the establishment of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute. The institute grew out of the Cyber Security Research and Education Center that was established in 2004 under the direction of Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham. The institute has garnered $23 Million in funding for research and education since its founding in 2004 (read more at http://csi.utdallas.edu/).

Institute for Data Analytics and Performance Management (IDAPM) Launched: This industry-oriented institute is focused on helping the industry (Dallas/Fort Worth area is home to more than 800 high-tech companies) harness “big data” analytics to improve their products and business practices (read more at http://www.utdallas.edu/idapm/).

IDRC 2014 Student Employment

IDRC is a great place to learn, network and make a difference! 

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a Canadian Crown corporation, supports financially and through capacity-building, research in developing regions of the world to promote growth and development. The result is innovative, lasting local solutions that bring choice and change to those who need it most. 

This summer more than 20 students will gain experience by working closely with teams of professionals at our Head Office in Ottawa as a student in one of the areas of: 
  • Administration 
  • Agriculture and Environment 
  • Canadian Partnerships and Fellowships and Awards Programs 
  • Communications 
  • Donor Partnerships 
  • Finance 
  • Global Health Grants Administration 
  • Human Resources 
  • Information Management and Techno-logy 
  • Risk Management and Internal Audit 
  • Science and Innovation 
  • Social and Economic Policy 
  • Corporate Strategy and Evaluation 

Visit our website at www.idrc.ca/careers 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 2, 2014. 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

UW: Great Canadian Appathon

The University of Waterloo is a Hub for the Great Canadian Appathon. The videogame hackathon is taking place January 17-19.  Build a mobile game within 48 hours and you could win $30,000 in prizes and the chance to have your game published! Need a team? Try the all-new matchmaking tool!

Register today! Registration deadline is January 17, 12pm. 

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

C.S. students - learn what a graduate degree in Engineering can offer you!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
6:00 – 7:30 pm
E5, Sedra Student Design Centre

Hear from Bruce Hellinga, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in Engineering, about the benefits of a graduate studies degree and how engineering research impacts world change.

You will be able to speak with admissions experts, faculty members, and current graduate students from each Engineering department. This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn about research happening here at Waterloo that is improving the world around us. There will also be representation from the Conrad Centre of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology, the Centre for Career Action, and Mitacs.

Food and beverages will be provided. All undergrads are welcome!

Monday, 13 January 2014

Next local ACM-style programming contest January 26

The next Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest will be held on Sunday, January 26 in MC 3022. All members of the UW community are invited to try their programming skill in Scheme, C, C++, Java, or Pascal.

For full details and online registration, please see:
http://acm.student.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~acm00/

The contest will run from 1 pm sharp until 4 pm, and will be followed by pizza. There will be a practice contest in the morning to allow contestants, especially those competing for the first time, to get their account setup and become familiar with the contest environment. Contestants participating in the practice contest should arrive by 10:30 am in MC 3022. For out-of-town participants, it is possible to participate remotely using a web-based system, but local participants are encouraged to attend in person if possible.

Future CS Grad Night

Are you interested in graduate studies in computer science? Would you like to speak with someone to learn more about admissions, programs, and research projects? If so, drop by, grab some free food, and speak to one of our CS Graduate Ambassadors.

Thursday, January 16
6:00 - 7:00 pm
MC5136 
(Following the Math Graduate Information Sessions) 

All second, third, and fourth year computer science and/or math students are welcome to attend.

FREE pizza and drinks will be provided!


For more information, contact Heather Steinmetz: h2steinm@uwaterloo.ca.

VMware Technical Interview Workshop and Information Session

VMware (NYSE:VMW) is hosting two events at Waterloo on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

Technical Interview Workshop
Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 5:30-7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall 105

Information Session
Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 7:30-9:00 pm
Tatham Center 2218
FREE FOOD!
RSVP: https://info.uwaterloo.ca/infocecs/students/rsvp/index.php?id=2223&mode=on

Intern and New College Grad Positions: http://www.vmware.com/company/careers/university-relations.html

For more information, please contact Heather Fish at hfish@vmware.com

Friday, 10 January 2014

Microsoft: Meet The Company

Wednesday, January 15th, 7:30PM 
Festival Room – South Campus Hall 
FREE FOOD! 
Bring your resume for a chance to win a Surface RT and other awesome prizes!



Questions? Want to apply online? www.microsoft.com/university

Thursday, 9 January 2014

BlackBerry Information Session

BlackBerry is coming to campus to recruit for summer co-cop/interns. This is a great opportunity for students to network with BlackBerry professionals and find a summer co-op/intern position.

Date: January 13th, 2014
Location: Festival Room ? South Campus Hall
Time: 4:30pm ? 6:30pm

Please pre-register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/blackberry-uw-information-session-tickets-9739514149
Password: blackberry


For any queries contact our Campus Ambassador:
?BBM Channel PIN: C00498EAC
BBM PIN: 2FFFAC2C


Reards,
Sajjad Mosharraf
-------------------
BlackBerry Campus Ambassador at UW

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Google@Waterloo - Weds 1/15 & Thurs 1/16

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. It's an enormous goal to accomplish and we need great people to help us achieve it. Come learn about Google and meet our Googlers at these exciting events!

Tech Googler Career Panel
When: Thurs Jan 16, 7:30pm-9pm
Where: South Campus Hall, Festival Room
What: Come join uWaterloo alumni and former interns at Google as they discuss their path to Google, technical projects, and life as an engineer at Google. This session will be open for questions, so come prepared and ask what you've always wanted to know about working at Google. As always pizza and swag will be provided!
RSVP: Please RSVP for the panel on this RSVP form.
We’ll have plenty of pizza, caffeine, and some *awesome* raffle prizes, so please don’t miss this event!

PhD Lunchtime Talk
When: Weds Jan 15, 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: DC 1301
What: Pursuing your PhD at Waterloo? Interested in learning about opportunities to intern or work full-time at Google? Come hear from two uWaterloo alumni working in the Kitchener office about their transition from Academia to Industry, their current projects, and life at Google! Sandwiches and brownies from Café 22 provided.
RSVP: If you’d like to attend, please RSVP here!

Rock the Technical Interview WorkshopWhen: Weds Jan 15, 5pm-6:30pm
Where:
TC2218
What:
Come and be coached through the technical interview process by two senior engineers and uWaterloo alums! Please RSVP here!

We are hiring!
JobMine opens: Jan 18
JobMine closes: Jan 21 at 11:59pm
Google interviews: Jan 27 and Jan 28 for co-op interviews, Jan 29 for new grad interviews

*If you would like to be considered for on campus interviews you MUST apply by Jan 21 through JobMine AND
google.com/jobs/students.
We look forward to seeing you at our events and hopefully receiving your application. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Best,
Meggie


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Meggie Smith | Google University Programs, NYC | meggie@google.com | 212-565-2865