Events Fall 2021

September 3, Friday, 12:30-1:30p.m.  


COF-CS Orientation

Welcome COF-CS Scholars!  We are very excited to be part of a great academic beginning for you. At the meeting, we will discuss COF-CS expectations, eligibility and renewal criteria, schedule of events for the year, meeting attendance requirements and faculty advisor assignment. 

Speaker: Prof. Gus Samba

Pictures & Attendance

Presentation Slides


October 22, Friday, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  


Internship Experience

An exclusive part of the COF-CS program is the integrated CS Co-op Internship with KSU’s very own Department of Information Services (IS). Each of you will train in a state-of-the-art 21st century workplace.  Your IS mentor will co-ordinate with your CS faculty advisor to ensure the eloquent integration or your academic learning. This experience will be electronically documented in your LinkedIn profile to carry the digital evidence earned.   


Philip Thomas, Network Architect, Information Services (KSU)

James Raber, Executive Director, Information Technology (KSU)

Meeting Recording

October 27, Wednesday, 5-6 pm.  

"How to make a poster"
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Speaker: Andrew Kendall, Instructional Resource Center

Hosted by Math COF via Zoom

Zoom registration link will be emailed
November 5 (Session 1), Friday, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  

Faculty Mentor Presentation

All COF-CS Scholars have the exceptional opportunity for an exciting CS research exposition under the supervision of one of our many vibrant research faculties.  Your faculty advisor will be your mentor as you spend time in their lab working alongside other researchers in the field.

Nov 5 Meeting Recording

  • Dr. Qiang Guan - Guan's Lab
  • Dr. Younghun Chae - Cybersecurity and Intelligence Analytics
  • Dr. Jungyoon Kim - Smart Communities and IoT
Mandatory Attendance for COF-CS Scholars
November 12 (Session 2), Friday, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  

Nov 12 Meeting Recording

  • Dr. Xiang Lian
  • Dr. Jong Hoon Kim
  • Dr. Gokarna Sharma
  • Dr. Kwangtaek Kim

Complete list of CS Research Labs

Mandatory Attendance for COF-CS Scholars

Watch 2020 Presentation

November 3, Wednesday, 5-6pm


"Has your job been invented yet? A look at careers of today and tomorrow."

Speaker: Prof. Angela Guercio

Hosted by Math COF via Zoom

Meeting Recording


December 1, Wednesday, 5-6pm  

Hosted by Math/CS COF via Zoom

Casey Stella, "Software Engineering for Fun and Profit"

Casey Stella, the current Pillar Tech Lead for Stripe (a FinTech company), has spent the last 15 years working in software across many companies and many domains. He will spend 50 minutes describing the field, its many benefits and its several occasional drawbacks.

Registration Link will be sent to your email

Thanksgiving Break 

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Holiday Break - NO meetings

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No Meetings/Workshops

February 4, Friday, 11am to 12noon  L
February 4, Friday, 12:30 to 1:30pm  

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LinkedIn Review (Dr. Gus Samba)

Update your Linked In Profile and join the COF-CS Group.

Attendance is mandatory for one of the sessions.  

February 16, Wednesday, 1:30 - 4pm  

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Scholar Showcase

Our very own COF-CS scholar NICK WEBER will be presenting! 

The Choose Ohio First Scholar Showcase is an opportunity for scholars and institutions to highlight research and academic projects in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines and STEM education programs supported by Choose Ohio First scholarships. The Showcase is a great opportunity to observe the innovations of Ohio’s talented STEM students on a multitude of STEM topics ranging from architecture to zoology.

The Showcase will kick off with opening remarks from Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Chancellor Randy Gardner. Attendees will then be able to visit the scholars’ poster presentations through a virtual platform.

Registration is open to Choose Ohio First scholars, faculty, staff, and supporters. All registrations for the Showcase include complimentary registration and access to the OETC.

Registration to attend the Showcase and OETC must be completed through this link:

March 4, Friday, 3-5pm  

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 Ohio Super Computer Center

Data Center Virtual Visit

Sunday, April 10, 2022  

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2022 COF Research Poster Conference

Cleveland State University

Abstract Submission Deadline - February 25, 2022


10:30 am Bus departs KSU

12:00 -- 12:45 pm Check-In, Set-up, Lunch.
12:50 -- 1:50 pm Poser Session A
2:00 -- 3:00 pm Poster Session B
3:10 -- 4:00 pm Keynote Address
4:15 -- 4:45 pm Recognition Ceremony
4:45 -- 5:00 pm Poster Take-Down and Departure for KSU


Click here for Parking voucher and Additional Conference Information


Friday, April 22, 2022, 3:30 to 6pm - CANCELLED  

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KSU COF Snack and Relax Event

KSU Recreation and Wellness Center