September 2012

Teacher Needed

Do you have any graduate students who are also interested in Education? I am part of a homeschool coop and we need a teacher to help us teach Engineering is Elementary - a course from the Museum of Science in Boston. I would need teacher's recommendations since we are dealing with children.

Also, to teach NXT Lego Robotics (8-11 year olds)? and RCX ROBOTICS (5-8 year olds)? to homeschool students once a week?

Thank you.

2012 Mobile App Challenge

On behalf of the Charleston Defense Contractors Association's (CDCA) Board of Directors, I am pleased to invite your school to participate in 2nd Annual Mobile Application Development Competition that runs from now until Nov. 2nd. The competition is an extension of our association’s educational mission and will run in conjunction with our Sixth Annual Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Government and Industry Summit, 27-30 November 2012 in Charleston, SC.

One of the goals of the CDCA is to assist in fostering the next generation of employees in the defense industry – both government and private sector companies. In an effort to promote such continuum, we are offering an opportunity for your school and its students to receive up to $7000 in Scholarships and Awards. This hands-on experience introduces students to the industry and future employment opportunities, promotes teamwork, and encourages technical and creative innovation. We encourage you to inform your students of this excellent opportunity to showcase their skills and creativity before hundreds of potential employers.

Machine Learning Internship in Columbia

Acalytics is looking for a brilliant student that loves a challenge to work with us on some projects. The ideal candidate will have exposure to machine learning and a strong math background. There are three interesting data sets that we are performing analysis on and could use as much help as we can get. Knowledge of both supervised and unsupervised learning approaches would be awesome! Email for more info.

Student for Web Development

Boomkin Productions currently looking for a Computer Programmer to do the programming for the websites we design.

Skills needed:

WordPress and similar templates/CMS sites
php and asp a plus

Able to work in Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, ImageReady, Illustrator

The Proving Ground: USC launches bold startup competition for students

University of South Carolina students with big business ideas stand to win BIG money -- $40,000 in cash and startup support -- this fall in The Proving Ground, the university’s entrepreneurial challenge.

The business plan competition, in its third year, has gained momentum with increased student participation and sponsor support. This year’s $40,000 in prizes and startup support, up from $3,000 awarded in previous years, places USC among the top colleges that have business plan competitions.

“In only the third year of existence, The Proving Ground has become one of the biggest collegiate business plan competitions in the nation,” said Dean Kress, associate director of the Faber Entrepreneur Center in USC’s Darla Moore School of Business. “We’re anticipating 75 to 100 entries this year.”

Database Manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield

Auto Requisition ID 4036BR

Job Title

Senior Database Report Writer/Analyst

Position Summary

  • Creates database reports based on the needs of end users.
  • Retrieves and manipulates data using various data manipulation and extraction techniques.
  • Analyzes current reporting methodologies.

Required Education

  • Associate degree in any major
  • Or two years of experience working with database, mainframe or spreadsheet applications

Required Work Experience

GE Developers in WI

Note: From one of our alumni. --jmvidal

My team (PET/CT) in Waukesha, WI is looking for engineers fairly proficient in object-oriented design and development, with strong fundamentals in C++/Java. Here are some specific requirements…


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related computer field
  • 1+ years experience developing software for complex systems or computerized products
  • Linux and C/C++/Java background

Desired Characteristics

Website Designer Internship


Intern will be working within a creative and energetic environment to create professional quality websites and marketing materials for clients. (10) Ten to (20) Twenty hours a week based around students schedule.


Rockstar Web App Developer to build Wodify solution for CrossFit

Note: Conigent is based in NJ but will be launching a satellite office here in Columbia. They are looking to fill 1-2 positions.-- jmvidal.

In a nutshell, We (Conigent) are looking for an accomplished web application developer programming experience to further develop our Wodify application for the CrossFit Industry. Wodify is a digital whiteboard system that registers athletes for class, records WOD results and remembers past performance. Ideal candidates will works well under tight deadlines and have an eagerness to learn.