Sandia Infosec Contest this Weekend @GT ($$$)


Hey folks,

Check this competition out, it’s sponsored by Sandia. They’re looking for interns so please consider this if you’re interested/able to work for them.  Here’s a pretty Sandia Design Flyer

Begin forwarded message—


I am a GT graduate and an engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, and I am leading a one-day design competition next Saturday, April 10 for Juniors, Seniors, and M.S. students majoring in C.S., C.E., or E.E. (min 3.2 GPA). We are limiting participation to six four-member teams, and over $1000 worth of prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.


The design competition differs substantially from typical approaches in that the students will not physically build anything or write any code.  Rather, teams will be presented with a cyber security-related scenario at the beginning of the day and will have three hours to analyze the scenario, design a solution, and develop a presentation. The review panel (two Sandia engineers and one GT faculty member) will judge each team based on creativity, elegance, engineering feasibility, and presentation
quality. This type of competition is meant to mimic the initial design and proposal phase of an engineering project.

This is a new type of event for Sandia and we chose to pilot it this spring at Georgia Tech and the University of Michigan. Michigan successfully held their event this past weekend and received great feedback from the participants. The Sandia recruiting department has high expectations for the GT event since we have been fortunate enough to
partner with the GT chapter of IEEE.

The schedule of events is:

10:00 – 10:15 Sign-In and Welcome
10:15 – 10:30 Competition Overview and Problem Assignment
10:30 – 1:30 Team Design
1:30 – 3:30 Lunch, Sandia Presentation, and Team Presentations
3:30 – 4:00 Awards


More information on the event can be found here:



Jobs @ Sandia
Sandia is hiring! There is currently a high demand for BS, MS, and PhD-level students with CS, CE, and EE backgrounds. Internships, co-ops and full-time positions are available.

Apply online at

Note: Most positions at Sandia require the ability to obtain a DOE security clearance, which requires US citizenship.

About Sandia
Sandia National Laboratories is a premier national security laboratory that is managed by Lockheed Martin Corporation for the U.S. Department of Energy. Sandia’s core purpose is to help the nation secure a peaceful and free world through technology. We develop technologies to sustain, modernize, and protect our nuclear arsenal, prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction, protect our national infrastructures, defend our nation against terrorism, provide new capabilities to our armed forces, and ensure the stability of our nation’s energy and water supplies.

Sandia has research focus areas in advanced computing, information systems and mathematics, bioscience and technology, combustion, chemical and plasma sciences, engineering sciences, geosciences, intelligent systems and robotics, materials science and technology, microelectronics and microsystems, nanoscience and technology, pulsed power and directed
energy, and remote sensing and satellite systems.


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