Coles News: Apr 2020

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  • Coles College Doubles Presence at Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Business students – who are taught to look for the value in every situation – are beginning to find value in the world of academic research. Out of the 350 Kennesaw State University undergraduate students who presented research at the Symposium of Student Scholars in April, more than one-fourth were students in the Michael J. Coles College of Business. A total of 92 Coles College students participated in the symposium, up from 45 in 2018 and 11 in 2017.  –  April 30, 2020

  • BSides Atlanta Goes Virtual, Attracts Global Audience

    When organizers of the BSides Atlanta information security conference learned that all in-person events on campus were prohibited due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, they had less than two weeks to turn the conference into a virtual summit. While the process involved overcoming several challenges, like coordinating presenters’ schedules from home and making sure attendees and presenters could interact, organizers encountered one issue they did not predict – skyrocketing attendance numbers.  –  April 24, 2020

  • Kennesaw State Wins Regional Cyber Defense Competition

    Kennesaw State University recently took first place in the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and will go on to compete for the national title in May. This is the first time Kennesaw State has won the competition, which it has overseen since 2006. The winning team consisted of 12 students from the information security and assurance, cybersecurity, information technology, and computer science degree programs. This month, they competed against teams from six other regional universities in a simulation that cast them as system administrators defending their organizations against cyberattacks. The competition was held virtually, with students joining their teams remotely via web-conferencing.  –  April 20, 2020

  • InterConnect Conference Connects Students with Successful Entrepreneurs

    A newly formed Kennesaw State University student organization will soon connect students from across the country with successful entrepreneurs to share tips on how to thrive in a challenging economy. The Kennesaw State chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) has joined forces with chapters at 10 other universities to host the InterConnect Conference, a free, completely virtual event that will be held April 19. InterConnect’s goal is to help students grow their professional networks while learning entrepreneurship best practices from a panel of business owners, leadership experts, and advisors.  –  April 17, 2020