Archive for May 2021

Pizza My Mind Presented by AUVSI Hampton Roads

The Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering department had the pleasure of hosting the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Hampton Roads on April 15. The AUVSI is a global, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics. The department was joined by presenters Daniel Wolfe, Chapter President in Hampton Roads, and Scott Bellows, Chair, Education and Outreach Committee.

The AUVSI partners with NASA and other professional organizations to work with unmanned air, land, and sea systems. Unmanned systems is a growing industry that is becoming increasingly relevant in today’s world. Membership at AUVSI offers direct access to industry professionals to build connections and find internship and employment opportunities. 

AUVSI has a parent organization in northern Virginia that hosts informational webinars for free or a low cost. The Hampton Roads chapter hosts meetings with industry and government professionals who present about interesting and relevant topics. These resources and more are available to members of AUVSI. Students can get full membership with access to all the same resources as industry professionals and can also attend webinars and events.

Scott Bellows is the creator of CSIIP, a program to connect students with paid internship opportunities. The process involves a free one-time application that will allow students to be informed year round about opportunities until they graduate. For more information about the AUVSI Hampton Roads chapter please visit: https://www.auvsi.net/hamptonroads/homeand for more information about the CSIIP program, please contact Scott Bellows.

Pizza My Mind Presented by Swisslog

On April 8, the Physics, Computer Science and Engineering department hosted Swisslog at Pizza My Mind. Swisslog is headquartered in Switzerland and has offices all over the world with their North American headquarters located right here in Newport News, VA. Specializing in logistical automation for warehouses, Swisslog serves customers from retailers like Walmart and Target to medical companies like Pfizer. Swisslog is working to shape the future of intralogistics through data driven, robotic, flexible automated solutions to best serve their customers. Presenters Brian Stroup, Manager, Solution Architecture and CNU Alum, and Joan Negron, Human Resources Assistant, joined the department to talk about the opportunities available at Swisslog. 

Swisslog’s Software, Controls, and Integration Unit specializes in the non-mechanical and non-civil engineering portions of projects. This unit is the perfect fit for students studying computer science or computer engineering. Swisslog fosters a culture of diversity and great teams working together. Brian Stroup talked about having a multitude of opportunities to travel before COVID-19. He was able to meet with other Swisslog teams in other countries and attend trade shows to see what other companies are developing as well as present on Swisslog technologies.

Swisslog is looking for students to join their internship program who are studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, information systems, business administration, and physics. Internships are paid, and interns work alongside full time employees on real projects, solving real problems. Swisslog also has full time opportunities for recent graduates. 

Please reach out to Joan Negron at  joan.negron@swisslog.com for more information about the opportunities available at Swisslog. 

Thank you to Brian Stroup and Joan Negron for your informative presentation about Swisslog!

Pizza My Mind Presented by Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.

Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc. joined the Physics, Computer Science and Engineering department to present at Pizza My Mind on April 1. Daniel H. Wagner Associates is a company that focuses on applying mathematics and technology to solve difficult problems such as multi-objective optimization, data fusion, mission planning, and more. They work alongside NASA and the US Air Force and Navy on projects involving unmanned systems, artificial intelligence, cloud computing using platforms like AWS or GovCloud, and modeling and simulation. The software created by Daniel H. Wagner Associates is widely used on systems such as Navy helicopters and guided missiles. Presenters James Eanes, Vice President, Teresa Lewis, Human Resources Administrator, Wiliam VanDyke, Associate, and Kyle Wagner, Software Analyst joined us to share about the culture and opportunities available at Wagner Associates. 

Working at Wagner Associates is challenging, but rewarding. The tools they develop go on to be used in military and commercial applications by organizations like the Air Force, NASA, Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and Office of Naval Research (ONR). Wagner offers benefits including competitive pay, a 401k, paid time off, an expense account, tuition reimbursement, professional leave, and a casual work environment. They also offer employees health insurance, an employee assistance plan, family and medical leave, legal resources, and a retirement plan. 

Wagner Associates is looking for interns as well as full time employees for virtual and in person positions. Interns have the opportunity to get an offer for full time employment after their internship. Internships begin in June 2021 and give students the opportunity to contribute to their team as well as learn, gain experience, and network. Applicants must be US Citizens and are encouraged to highlight their strong academic record and problem solving skills. 

Please visit http://www.wagner.com/research-software-careers/ for more information.

Thank you to James Eanes, Teresa Lewis, William VanDyke, and Kyle Wagner for your informative and interesting presentation!