ECS Announcements

File your Diploma Request TODAY. 

If you plan on graduating this May, file your diploma request on MySlice by Monday, March 25. All Engineering and Computer Science students that file their request by the deadline will be included in the Convocation program. The Convocation ceremony for the College of Engineering and Computer Science, for both undergraduate and graduate students, will take place at Manley Field House, Saturday, May 11 at 8:30 a.m. Visit for complete information on 2019 Commencement and Convocation events, and be sure to add the 2019 Commencement app to your phone.

Learn About Undergraduate Research – March 25th, 7:30pm, Shaw 043 

Are you motivated, innovative, and passionate? Do you want to use these skills to improve your resume, gain real-world experience, and even get paid too? Become an undergraduate researcher at Syracuse University. Learn more about the general scope of ECS-sponsored research, opportunities for the semester and summer, and how to apply. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Melissa Green with opportunities to ask questions to both Dr. Green and a current undergrad researcher.  Pizza, including a vegan option, will be provided. Please reach out to with any accommodation requests or concerns.  Hosted by the ECS Learning Community and the Office of Learning Communities.

Thirsty Thursday – March 28th, noon, Link 220

Rt44Enjoy food and mocktails while learning strategies for safer alcohol use to keep you and your friends safe!  Space is limited, let us know you’re coming by filling out this RSVP.  Hosted by the Success Advisors, presented by the Office of Health Promotions.  

Applications Due March 28th – Student Success Peer Leader for 2019-20

Are you an undergraduate student who wants to help new students get introduced and feel connected to ECS in the fall?  Review eligibility & responsibilities, and apply here by March 28th!

AEW Facilitator Recruitment – Applications Due March 28th 

The Academic Excellence Workshop (AEW) Program is currently accepting Facilitator applications for 2019-2020. Applicants must be full-time engineering and computer science undergraduates in good academic standing with an overall GPA>= 3.0. Applications can be requested at Submission Deadline is Thursday, 3/28, Interviews will be held on Saturday, 3/30. For more information, email

Fall 2019 Study Abroad Deadline Extended until March 31st

Syracuse Abroad offers more than 100 programs in 60 countries.  Learn more here.


Peer Office Hours

Looking for additional assistance in your courses? Peer Office Hours hosted by the AEW Facilitators provides individual assistance for all AEW related courses. Office hours are open to ALL ECS students. The complete schedule, which is updated daily, can be found on the ECS Guidebook app.

Tutoring and Academic Coaching

The Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS) offers a variety of tutoring options, including free group tutoring for a select number of courses each semester.  Review your options and sign up here.

First and second-year students also have access to free academic coaching through CLASS.  This is a free program to help you use study time wisely.  This is a 4-week program which combines individual coaching and supported study sessions.  Email with “Request Academic Coaching” in the subject line to sign up.

ECS Career Services Office Hours

In addition to making appointments through Handshake with your Career Advisor, we will also offer 15 minute drop-in appointments at the following times this semester:
Monday 9-10 & 1:30-2:30
Tuesday 9:30-10:30 & 1:30-2:30
Wednesday 9:30-10:30 & 1:30-2:30
Thursday 9-10 & 1:30-2:30

Student Organization Announcements

Innovate Orange: CuseHacks – April 6th, 10am, LSB Atrium

A hackathon is a 24 hour invention marathon where students come together to build cool and innovative applications, websites, and hardware projects. It’s also a great way to build your resume and enjoy some free food, give-aways, and prizes in the process! CuseHacks is designed to be beginner friendly and is open to engineers, designers, inventors, programmers, and dreamers, so apply here, or email with any questions.

Advertising Student Organization Events

ECS Student Organizations can have their events advertised through the weekly newsletter and computer lab screen savers AFTER they have consulted with Kate Pynn (, Link 121).  The deadline to submit events is noon Thursday, the week prior to the event

Other Announcements

University Lecture: Lynn Conway – Tuesday March 26th, 7:30pm, Hendricks Chapel

Lynn Conway, professor of electrical engineering and computer science emerita at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is an internationally renowned research engineer, university educator, and LGBTQ advocate.  This University Lecture is co-sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computer Science and WAER.

Last Chance to Apply for Invent@SU Summer 2019

This summer, Invent@SU returns to transform undergraduate students into inventors as they design, prototype and pitch original devices. The immersive invention accelerators will be held at the Fisher Center in New York City (May 13-June 21) and on campus (July 1-August 9). The program is open to all SU undergraduate students.

In addition to a chance to win cash prizes of $5,000 for best invention and $3,000 for second best invention, students will receive:
• a $1,000 stipend;
• a $1,000 budget per team for project materials;
• guidance from expert consultants and evaluators;
• access to laser cutters, 3D printers, a machine shop and professional machinists;
• assistance with a provisional patent application; and
• daily lunch, coffee, and snacks.

Apply before the March 31 deadline at!

2019 SPARK Innovation Competition – April 4th and 5th 

You have a chance to win $3,000, $2,000 or $1,000 cash prize per team by participating in the 2019 SPARK Innovation Competition. The event is also an opportunity to meet with potential employers and secure a job or internship position this summer.  Apply Here.

WHAT IS SPARK?  A think-tank style competition that gives students the chance to solve real-world problems with real-world engineers and scientists working alongside real-world industry representatives.  

CASH PRIZES: 1st Place: $3,000; 2nd Place: $2,000; 3rd Place: $1,000

WHEN:  Thursday, April 4 | 5pm – 8pm  and Friday, April 5 | 8am – 6pm

WHERE:  Crown Plaza Syracuse; 701 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210

Click here for MORE INFORMATION or email

Hack Upstate Weekend Hackathon – April 6th and 7th 

Hack Upstate’s mission is to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate NY technology community.  They will host the 13th annual installment of their biannual weekend hackathon series at the Syracuse Technology Garden.  You are encouraged to consider participating in this valuable opportunity.  Complete information, including registration, is available here.  

Route 44 Updates

Look for the Route 44 logo to know what events can earn you points!


Top Individuals

Victoria Hathaway (120 points); Talina Chipantiza (90 points); Anna Feldman (82 points)

Team Standings

Heather Blue (1932), Orange (1912), Charcoal (1637), Royal Blue (1461)

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