Student Spotlight - Cameron Sousa

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 12, 2022 at 1:30 PM

Here, We Soar! Do you want to see how student Cameron Sousa soars?

Student Spotlight! Cameron Sousa of Hudson is majoring in Engineering Technology with a concentration in construction management.

Sousa has been the president of the university chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Chapter for the past year. This chapter is all about building relationships with industry professionals, getting knowledge and insight from experts, attending professional meetings and site visits, and exploring opportunities for internships and jobs. Students interested in joining should contact Cameron at csousa11@student.fitchburgstate.edu. As chapter president, his duties include running workshops and bringing employers to classes to speak.

He also tells Fitchburg State's story as part of the university's Hometown High program, in which he visits local high schools to talk about the construction management program with prospective students.

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Around Campus - Advanced Gaming

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 3, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Students in the Advanced Game Workshop, where they work in teams to conceptualize and execute an innovative serious, casual, or indie game that draws on skills, concepts, and proficiencies learned in previous courses. #gaming

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The Coolest Journey Of My Life

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 21, 2020 at 11:42 AM

Hello! I would like to say first and foremost that it's a pleasure to be able to document and share my experiences abroad with the Fitchburg State community!

My name is Jordan Malachi, currently a junior Communications Media Film/Video student. Throughout these posts I am documenting my sophomore year of college spent studying abroad at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

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Topics: Programs, Student Experience, International Education, Study Abroad

Learn to Counter Cybersecurity Threats at Fitchburg State

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on December 10, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Cybersecurity is a hot and fast growing field. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Computing Research Association (CRA) predicted that three areas of computer science were primed for exponential growth where the number of jobs available would vastly outnumber the number of qualified people to fill them. One of those areas, cybersecurity, has already hit that point.

As the market for cloud computing services is growing at a rapid speed, so is the demand for cybersecurity. Not only are the government and large enterprises facing this problem, but small businesses are now also facing a cybersecurity threat that they are ill-prepared to meet. In fact, as noted [1], small businesses are especially unprepared for the growing cybersecurity issues faced by small and medium businesses (SMB).

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New Course Offering: Climate Change and Human History

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 18, 2016 at 11:13 AM

How did climate change affect the rise of the Homo Sapiens? Why did people start to farm? Why did the Vikings die out in Greenland? How are humans remaking climate change today? 

These questions, and many others, will be addressed in an upcoming course offered in our Fall 2016 semester. Today, we're excited to tell you a little more about it.   

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