Engineering & Computer Science Forum
The Engineering and Computer Science Forum is designed to create an opportunity for students to meet individuals from the local community who are currently involved in cybersecurity and/or active in fields which rely extensively on the use of computers.
The E&CS Forum series extends the learning begun the classroom by providing an opportunity to continuously expand your knowledge of the field and to develop professionally. This opportunity to engage in what we commonly call “lifelong learning” offers access to a range of issues and approaches to help you reach beyond both the core concepts you explored in your required courses and the narrow boundaries of your own research. At the same time, the Forum provides a chance to enhance your professional skills, particularly in terms of developing professional. Toward these ends, the Forum has two objectives:
- In line with the Regent mission of preparing Christian leaders for lives of significant purpose and service, these sessions serve to expose our students to current industry trends and developments, and to local opportunities for internships (initially) and employment (eventually).
- At the same time, the Forums allow representatives of these local organizations to meet our students, and to assess our programs in computer science, cybersecurity, cyber forensics, and mathematics.
- March 2019: Bryan Garcia, The real life of a Cyber Warrior.
- February 2019: Niki Pettingil & Jessica Snyder, Explore the extraordinary, every day.- NASA.
- November 2018: David Hicks, What a career in IT is likely to involve.
- August 2018: John Nelson, Certificate in Cisco Networks
- February 2018: Luke Downing, President of mode5 IT Support Company
- November 2017: LTC Brian Vogt, US Army, Director of the Joint & Army Models & Simulation Division, TRADOC
- October 2017: Jeffrey Silver, Senior Security Engineer, Symantec
- September 2017: Ken Piper, Combat System Readiness Division Head, Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Combat Direction Systems Activity, Dam Neck
- April 2017: Anthony Cerri, Data Science, Modeling and Simulation Director for the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command G2
- March 2017: Andrew Houvener, CISSP, Software Engineer, NSWC Dahlgren / CDSA Dam Neck
- February 2017: Dr. Christopher J. Mertens, Senior Research Physicist, NASA Langley Research Center
- January 2017: Daniel S. Bowden, Chief Information Security Officer, Sentara Healthcare