Student Life

Coleman University offers a traditional campus experience and encourages the formation of clubs and participation in student-oriented organizations. We hold seminars, workshops, and other events to help prepare students for academic success. Keep an eye out for an occasional BBQ or radio station appearance.

We’re involved in many off-campus events, supporting local arts, armed services, and charitable organizations.

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Coleman-ENVI-Mesa College Team Places 17th Overall in 2016 International RoboSub Event

2016 RoboSub Team: Dan Wolfson (ENVI Volunteer), Rod Weiss (Coleman Advisor), Nick Cantrell (Student, Mesa College), Rob Gubala (ENVI Volunteer), Bradly Risse (Student, Coleman), Mike Stephens (Student, Coleman), Choi Ng (Student, Coleman), and Mong Ng (Student, Coleman), Dr. James Burns (ENVI Volunteer).

2016 RoboSub Team: Dan Wolfson (ENVI Volunteer), Rod Weiss (Coleman Advisor), Nick Cantrell (Student, Mesa College), Rob Gubala (ENVI Volunteer), Bradly Risse (Student, Coleman), Mike Stephens (Student, Coleman), Choi Ng (Student, Coleman), and Mong Ng (Student, Coleman), Dr. James Burns (ENVI Volunteer).

Led by Dr. James Burns, co-founder of the Electric and Networked Vehicle Institute (ENVI) and founder of electric trucking start-up TransPower, Bradley Risse, Team President Coleman University and Nick Cantrell, Team Captain, San Diego Mesa College, the group went sub-to-sub against 46 formidable opponents from all over the globe in the 19th annual International RoboSub competition that was held July 25-31, 2016 at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC in Point Loma, CA. This year marks the team’s first entry in the competition. The finals event can be viewed on the RoboSub website.

“We believe this student-run effort produced several firsts and best practices – intercollegiate teaming and cooperation within the San Diego unmanned community, novel use of gaming and VR technologies, and unique application of deep-learning techniques, thanks in part to a gift received by Coleman from IBM,” said Dr. Burns, ENVI. “With continuity and experience, this team will undoubtedly have a strong chance of a top 10 finish next year.”

The student-designed and built-from-scratch autonomous robotic submarines are required to complete a difficult series of visual- and acoustic-based tasks, which simulate the work required of robotic subs in many facets of underwater activity. In addition to a team introductory video, teams were required to submit a journal paper that outlined their design strategy, vehicle design and experimental results.

“Coleman is proud to support its students and the ENVI volunteers in their first RoboSub competition,” said Norbert J. Kubilus, President and CEO, Coleman University. “We look forward to the group’s future collaborations on developing unmanned vehicles that have practical applications.”

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Coleman RoboSub Team Featured In Union-Tribune

The Coleman University team certainly made waves at the 2016 International RoboSub Competition. Qualifying in their first year, the team had a strong finish but fell short of the finals. The event was covered by local media including the San Diego Union-Tribune: full story

Four teams from San Diego competed: Coleman University’s Electric and Networked Vehicle Institute; San Diego City College; San Diego State University’s Mechantronics Club; and San Diego Robotics 101 — made up of three seniors from local high schools.

Check back for our recap posted on the Coleman University Blog.

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3D Printing Club Gives Presentation at Accounting Day® Conference

Each year, San Diego accountants meet for a one-day conference that covers topics ranging from financial concerns to regulations to fraud. Not all topics are directly related to the field, however. With the growing popularity of 3D printers for business and personal use, accountants wanted to know more about them and their applications.

“At Coleman University, students in the 3D Printing Club work with the latest in 3D printers, software and materials,” said Rod Weiss, director of business development, Coleman, and moderator of the presentation. Doug Mooney, graphics and media instructor, 3D Printing Club, Coleman University, served as co-moderator. AirWolf3D, Inc. provided the printer for the presentation.

“3D Printing: Changing the World, Both Business and Personal,” was presented by Caleb Boulio, Ryan Jones, Michael Stephens, Bradly Risse, Chase Thurmond, Matthew Magee, and Edna Rodriquez. The students explained the largest value propositions of 3D printing, best practices for purchasing and maintaining printers, dos and don’ts for purchasing a printer, and how this technology is impacting a variety of industries, such as medical, real estate, manufacturing, and fashion.

Businesses that are interested in learning more about 3D printing are welcome to attend a meeting of Coleman’s 3D Printing Club. Call 858-499-0202 for more information.

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Gaming Students Present: After The Flash

The Game Programming Capstone- a culmination of skills learned through classes covering everything from  programming concepts &  logic, 3D modeling, level design, animation, and digital sculpting. Students in the capstone course form a team and collaborate in the production of a prototype video game development project. More

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The Cybersecurity Club Gets a New Identity!

The Cybersecurity Club at Coleman University will henceforth be known as… Team Antikythera! You may be thinking, “Team What?!” and to answer your question, Team Antikythera is named after the Antikythera Mechanism, the earliest known mechanical analog computer. In ancient Greece, it was used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendrical and astrological purposes, as well as the Olympiads; the cycles of the ancient Olympic Games.

Over 2,000 years later, the mechanism was discovered in a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, and now resides at the National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

 

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The ancient Greek-designed Antikythera mechanism, dating between 150 and 100 BC, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Like the mechanism, Team Antikythera is the first of its kind at Coleman University. Its purpose is to bring students together for the opportunity to gain real world, practical experience in configuring, defending and attacking computer networks.  As well as to facilitate open communication between participants of various backgrounds of experience.  This will help alleviate stress for new students while honing the skills of senior students and Alumni.  Participation in study groups for classes and IT Certifications, and Penetration Lab events will be a mainstay of the program.

After the name change, the next step for Team Antikythera to fully utilize its new identity was to create a logo. Instead of just a wordmark, an icon was preferred in order to incorporate some of the visual components of the Antikythera mechanism. The goal was to create an icon that could stand on its own, avoiding a direct illustration of the mechanism, while still displaying a clear connection to it. The most prominent pieces of the technical schematic were used, shown below, and the logo grew from that center element.

 

Schematic of the artifact's known mechanism (left) with elements used in design highlighted (right)

Schematic of the artifact’s known mechanism (left) with elements used in design highlighted (right)

Choices, choices, choices

Choices, choices, choices

 

After the two main circular & crossed shapes were isolated, smaller elements were brought in, and the mechanism was abstracted further. A lot of possibilities emerged, but Team Antikythera held the deciding vote in what was to be their new logo & icon. The team went with the one of the least abstracted logos, sticking close to the analog roots of their new chosen name.

 

Final logo for Team Antikythera

The final logo for Team Antikythera

 

For more information about Team Antikythera, please click here. If you are interested in forming your own student club at Coleman University, please speak with your Student Services Advisor.

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Webclass Workshop for Coleman Students

As a new or current student at Coleman you have by now come to realize that Webclass is one of the most important resources that you use. It is how you access your classes and submit your work to your instructor. Yet there’s more to it than that. Webclass is a valuable tool to learn how to use, but there’s a lot you don’t know. On April 26 at 12:00 PM, in room 244, Coleman will be hosting a workshop open to all students to come and learn about Weblcass. It is more than just paper submissions, you can access library resources, use an academic calendar to keep track of your due dates, research peer reviewed journals, and find writing resources for your classwork. If you’re interested please email Samantha Sanchez , the supervisor for the Tutoring Center. The names of the participants who sign up for, and attend, the workshop will be put into a raffle to win a gift certificate to Adrian’s Cafe at Coleman; there will be two prizes awarded!

(This will also be a good time to ask any questions that you may have about Webclass.)

See you there!

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IGDA Presents: 2016 Global Game Jam

Global Game Jam Returns!

The GGJ brings together talented individuals from within your community. It is a unique opportunity for people to push their skills and challenge their way of working. Participants work concurrently with developers around the globe; we rally around a central theme, and then have 48 hours to create a game. It’s our hope that we will see some very experimental realized prototypes that you can continue to work on after the jam. Many games developed in previous Game Jams have become fully realized games. The GGJ is open source, hardware & software agnostic and all projects are protected under a Creative Commons license. We encourage people to try out new ideas and push themselves, within reason. We also strongly encourage participants to remember to eat and sleep, to stay at their best!

The event is open to the public. No formal game development experience needed! Computer workstations and software will be provided; however, you are free to bring your own laptop or computer. Rooms will also be available for sleeping. Just bring your camping gear!

Friday, January 29, 2016 at 5:30 PM through Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 8:00 PM (PST) at Coleman University

Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite.

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New Attendance Policy

We are pleased to share with you that we have adopted a new student friendly interim attendance policy effective for the January 11, 2016 start (see below). This policy was developed with students in mind, and while we have not heard from all faculty and staff, we believe that you will approve of this change. Please note that this is an interim policy which must still be approved by the Policy Development and Review Committee and is still open for input.

If for any reason you have any questions, concerns or input, please be sure to email rqst-comm@coleman.edu. The feedback you provide will be considered the next committee meeting prior to formal adoption of the policy.

Also, students will be emailed about the changes and an announcement will be posted on Webclass. Please make sure you are familiar with the interim policy and encourage students to visit the website for the catalog which contains the policy.

Proposed

Students who do not attend class during the first schedule week will be administratively removed from roster and a No Grade (NG) grade will be recorded on the student’s record. A grade of NG is non-punitive.

4 Unit Course
Students who are not in attendance for 3 cumulative classes during weeks 2 through 6 will be administratively removed from roster and a Withdrawal (W) grade will be recorded on the student’s record. A grade of W can impact the student’s Incremental Completion Rate (ICR).

5 Unit Course
Students who are not in attendance for 3 cumulative classes during sessions 2 through 6 will be administratively removed from roster and a Withdrawal (W) grade will be recorded on the student’s record. A grade of W can impact the student’s Incremental Completion Rate (ICR).

8 Unit Course
Students who are not in attendance for 5 cumulative classes during weeks 2 through 6 will be administratively removed from roster and a Withdrawal (W) grade will be recorded on the student’s record. A grade of W can impact the student’s Incremental Completion Rate (ICR).

For more information you can view the Coleman University catalog here.

 

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Student Of The Term

Congratulations to Caleb Tatum for being awarded Student of the Term! More

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How To Start A Startup

Join us every Thursday at 12:15pm in Room 209 (next to the Front Desk).

This 20 week series is your opportunity to network with entrepreneurs and tech students and study information video series “How to Start a Startup”.

Open to students, staff, faculty, and the public.

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