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Since 2015, CAHSI has partnered with the Great Minds in Stem (GMiS) conference, previously known as the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) conference, to provide students who attend the conference an inspiring experience and to give them the chance to discover and become excited about the career and internship opportunities that are available to them as students majoring in computer science, or another STEM field.   

The CAHSI Summit, in conjunction with the GMiS Conference, is an annual event that engages faculty, students, industry, and other collaborators in activities that build connections; disseminate effective and promising practices; prepare students for pursuing higher education and productive careers in computing, and promote conversations and actions that address the advancement of Hispanics in computing.

CAHSI SUMMIT AGENDA

PRE-CONFERENCE WEEK

CONFERENCE WEEK
MON – OCT 11 TUES – OCT 12 WED – OCT 13 THU – OCT 14 FRI – OCT 15 FRI – OCT 22
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  CAHSI Cybersecurity Workshop 1
9:00 AM- 10:20 AM
CAHSI Hackathon
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Data Analytics
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  2021 GMiS Hispanic Women in Computing Session 2
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
  2021 GMiS Hispanic Women in Computing Session 3
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
  2021 GMiS Hispanic Women in Computing Session 1
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  CAHSI Cybersecurity Workshop 2
10:30 AM – 11:50 AM
CAHSI Virtual Convening
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  CAHSI Cybersecurity Workshop 3
12:00 PM – 1:20 PM
Machine Learning
12:30 – 3:30 PM
Data Analytics
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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The CAHSI sponsorship opportunities are in Pages 13-15 of the GMiS Sales Brochure.  If you are interested in sponsoring CAHSI events, please contact Andrea Tirres and Claudia Casas.

CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP

The GMiS Conference and CAHSI Summit are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Due to limited capacity in the technical sessions, the CAHSI Summit participants must be pre-selected.  If selected for the CAHSI summit, you will receive a scholarship to cover the GMiS Conference registration costs.   

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HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for participation in the CAHSI Summit and the CAHSI Conference Scholarship, please fill out this form.  Students will be notified by the end of July 2021, if they are approved to participate in the summit and selected for the scholarship.

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Q&A

I have been selected for a CAHSI scholarship. How do I register for the GMiS Conference? 

Once you are selected, you will receive a CAHSI registration waiver code via email that will need to be applied at the time of registration. You will need to make sure that you select CAHSI student as part of your registration process to make sure you can waive the registration cost. 

I applied for the GMiS Scholarship Program. Can I still apply for a CAHSI Scholarship? 

Yes. You can apply for the CAHSI Scholarship if you have applied for the GMiS Scholarship. If you are selected as a GMiS Scholar, your CAHSI Scholarship application will be voided.

CAHSI Cybersecurity workshop’s training is a mandatory session that serves as preparation prior to the Hackathon. Students learn about the tools, approaches, and methods that adversaries use to exploit vulnerabilities. Students get hands-on experience to real-life cybersecurity scenarios that include pivoting attacks, cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery, route hijacking, and memory corruption.

The CAHSI Hackathon is an interactive learning competition that distills the essence of many aspects of professional computer security work into a “Capture the Flag” exercise. Students work in teams to solve challenges that test their cybersecurity skills. The session encourages students at all skill levels to participate, promotes teamwork, encourages friendly competition with real-time feedback, and motivates students to learn more on how to protect assets controlled by software. 

The Data Analytics Challenge is a hands-on competition where students work in pairs to find patterns and answer questions about a predetermined set of raw data. The session includes an overview about the relevance of data analytics in the workforce. Final year undergraduate students, and new graduate students are good candidates for this exercise. *Session is limited to 30-50 students for optimal virtual management.

SESSION 2 

In this session, industry representatives will have the opportunity to serve on a panel and discuss career and community-building opportunities with Latinas pursuing a computing-based degree.  Topics include finding one’s voice, networking, support groups, and organizational support structures to support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts.

SESSION 3 

Students will have the opportunity to reflect as a community on lessons learned from the conference and preceding sessions. They will address moving forward with regard to industry, research, internships, and graduate school. This guided session will be facilitated by CAHSI faculty.

Session 1

 The first session will feature successful campus leaders discussing how inclusive communities can be built and sustained on college campuses. We will explore the tips and tools that Latina students can utilize to broaden their communities of support and extend their networks. 

CAHSI Cybersecurity workshop’s training is a mandatory session that serves as preparation prior to the Hackathon. Students learn about the tools, approaches, and methods that adversaries use to exploit vulnerabilities. Students get hands-on experience to real-life cybersecurity scenarios that include pivoting attacks, cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery, route hijacking, and memory corruption.

The CAHSI Virtual Convening brings together CAHSI faculty and students in one virtual platform. After a CAHSI keynote talk, sponsors will be distributed to different virtual rooms for a networking session. Each networking interval will take 15 minutes. This event will also reveal the Google sponsored CAHSI Scholars Awards. Student capacity expected is estimated at 150-200.

CAHSI Cybersecurity workshop’s training is a mandatory session that serves as preparation prior to the Hackathon. Students learn about the tools, approaches, and methods that adversaries use to exploit vulnerabilities. Students get hands-on experience to real-life cybersecurity scenarios that include pivoting attacks, cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery, route hijacking, and memory corruption.

Participants of this  workshop will learn and apply fundamental machine learning concepts through a series of hands-on activities. Students will discover why machine learning has become one of the most influential and widespread technologies in modern society. Participants will learn how machine learning problems are framed and acquire a basic understanding of how artificial neural networks work. It is helpful if students participating in this session have some coding experience (e.g., Intro to CS course) though this is not a requirement.  *Session is limited to 30-50 students for optimal virtual management.

The Data Analytics Challenge is a hands-on competition where students work in pairs to find patterns and answer questions about a predetermined set of raw data. The session includes an overview about the relevance of data analytics in the workforce. Final year undergraduate students, and new graduate students are good candidates for this exercise. *Session is limited to 30-50 students for optimal virtual management.