Campus Wireless Network Changes

Opus College of Engineering faculty, staff and students:

On Tuesday, July 31, IT Services will re-configure the Wi-Fi networks across the Marquette campus. If you use any wireless devices, they will need to be setup for the new wireless network configurations. The existing wireless network names (MU_Wireless, MU_Student and MU_Admin) will be replaced with new network names as follows:

MU Secure
Single secure wireless network for all faculty, staff, and students to use. Connect personally and university owned computers, phones, and tablets to this network for internet and campus electronic resources.

MU Guest
Guests (visitors, alumni, vendors, etc.) will be able to self-register and access the internet.

MU Open
A special wireless network that allows “headless” devices such as robots, drones, and media devices to connect to the internet.  Students may use this network to connect game consoles and media streaming devices.

Eduroam
Visitors from participating eduroam institutions can connect to the internet — without the need for guest credentials.
This wireless service also entitles Marquette faculty and staff using eMarq credentials access to the internet at 500+ universities around the world. For a list of participating universities, please visit: https://www.eduroam.us/institutions_list

Detailed connection instructions will be provided on Monday, July 30.  Please contact Opus College of Engineering Technology Services with any questions or concerns.

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Campus IT Outage

Foxconn Technology Showcase and Recruitment Day

Marquette University to Host Foxconn Technology Showcase and Recruitment Day on Monday, Oct. 9 in AMU
Event open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni

Marquette University will host a Foxconn technology showcase and recruitment day on Monday, Oct. 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Alumni Memorial Union (1442 West Wisconsin Avenue) in Milwaukee. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to view the showcase, watch product demonstration and meet Foxconn representatives. This event is also open to students across southeast Wisconsin.

Students and alumni can network and explore career opportunities during the day. Foxconn opportunities include internships and co-ops for students and professionals in a wide variety of disciplines, including: engineering, business, supply chain, information technology, data science, analytics and more. Foxconn will provide free food and t-shirts (while supplies last).

Students or alumni can submit their resumes and cover letters via email to Foxconn@marquette.edu. Please include your name, major and expected graduation year in your email subject line.

About Foxconn Technology Group

With nearly 80,000 patents granted, Foxconn is known for its innovative entrepreneurial spirit and cutting-edge technology. The company’s plant in Racine County will make state-of-the-art Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) panels that will be used in a wide range of devices and solutions, from, among many others, the latest generation televisions to self-driving cars, and aircraft systems. Many of the company’s products will be on display at the event on Monday.

Foxconn is the world’s largest electronics technology service provider. The advanced manufacturing campus in Wisconsin is the first in a series of world-class manufacturing facilities Foxconn will be building in the United States to create a robust 8K+5K ecosystem to meet future needs for the latest in display technology components. It will be a catalyst for the establishment of a community of developers who will help drive the application of innovative solutions in the areas of healthcare, innovative learning, security, interactive retailing, and many others.

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New VPN

New Marquette Virtual Private Network (VPN) to launch Aug. 2

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HP Security Alert

Engineering laptop with security on displayWe have been made aware of a critical security update for some HP laptop models many of you are using. HP has released an update to their audio drivers that correct an issue of the driver logging keystrokes entered on the keyboard such as passwords.  The updated drivers are available on the HP webpage: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05519670. We encourage you to visit the webpage, find your laptop model, and install the updated driver immediately.

Everyone is reminded to run Windows Updates on a regular basis to ensure you are fully patched and secured. For more information on enabling Automatic Updates in Windows, go here (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12373/windows-update-faq) and click “How do I keep my PC up to date?”.  If you have any questions, please contact the College of Engineering Technology Services at coetech@marquette.edu.

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707 Hub Innovation Space

Outside exterior of the 707 hub buildingMarquette University launched the 707 Hub, a new collaborative shared space for students to innovate ideas and become entrepreneurs.  It is open to all Marquette students as well as faculty and staff and features collaborative workspaces, conference rooms and meeting areas. In addition, guests have access to a variety of tools and technology such as 3D printers, hand tools, sewing machines, computers and other business development resources.  The space is home to both the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship and university’s Social Innovation Initiative and will also be used for presentations and special events.

Read press coverage from the Milwaukee Business Journal or watch the WTMJ-4 Video News Story

For more information, please visit the Marquette 707 Hub website.

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MATLAB & Simulink Mobile Devices Challenge

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Win up to $1,000 by combining some of your favorite things – MATLAB, Simulink, and your smart phone or tablet. Whether you’ve developed a cool iOS or Android app that incorporates analytics developed in MATLAB or Simulink, or analyzed data from your device’s built-in sensors, Mathworks wants to hear what you’re doing.

For more information, please visit
https://www.mathworks.com/academia/student-challenge/spring-2017.html

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InnovaIT Competition

The 4th annual InnovaIT Competition invites you to dream up an innovative Mobile or IoT App and join other mobile app development enthusiasts to bring your app ideas to life.

The annual IT Innovation Competition is a faculty-led event that seeks to foster technology entrepreneurship and innovation among undergraduate students in the Midwest region (Marquette University, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh,  WCTC, etc.). Participating students will come up with an innovative technology idea that has a good commercial opportunity and pitch their idea in the first round.

10 finalists are selected after the initial proposal submission to build working prototypes of their solution of choice. Students can either form teams or work as individuals to build a working prototype of the idea through a series of “hack-a-thon” sessions, tutorials and individual work. Majority of the participating students usually have very minimal programming experience at the beginning of the journey.

As they work on their startup projects, with support from their faculty mentors or industry coaches, they gain practical experience regarding how to solve real life problems through applied theory.

More Information
Learn more about the competition here: http://www.itinnovationtoday.com/

Submit your proposal online before March 6 here: http://www.itinnovationtoday.com/innovait-2017.html

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Challenge: Design Thinking!

Challenge: Design Thinking! Workshop
February 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hosted by the Wakerly Media Lab in Diederich College of Communication
Open to all students.

The design process is what puts design thinking into action.

Design thinking is a human-centered, active and collaborative approach to generating and developing creative and innovative ideas. This process is used by forward-thinking organizations, designers, social change-makers and individuals to face ambiguous 21st century problems.

Join us to actively participate in a design thinking challenge! In this workshop, you’ll learn about the design thinking process and participate in a design thinking challenge sprint.

Snacks will be provided!

More information and Sign-Up Here: https://wakerly.io/event/challenge-design-thinking/