The Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering Applied Science is home to Hofstra's computer science and engineering departments.
Students in the DeMatteis School have the opportunity to conduct
hands-on research in the state-of-the-art labs, receive valuable on-the-job experience, and
learn from and collaborate with professors who are leaders in their fields.
The engineering program at Hofstra is like a little community you get to know a lot of the people and
you're really there for each other.
The DeMatteis Schools offer a variety of experiential learning opportunities such as a co-op program,
Aspire program for undergraduate summer research, and have access to state-of-the-art
laboratories and facilities from the moment you walk on campus.
we start with our
fundamental program with the BS in computer science.
We also have a program in computer engineering which deals with the design and implementation
of embedded systems. Our
newest program is the BS in Cybersecurity.
It's a very fast-growing discipline. It's also for us the fastest-growing undergraduate program.
The DeMatteis School is proud of
having the students get involved with the computer science community. All throughout my career at Hofstra
I had the options to go into computer science, cybersecurity, data science that go into game development.
I have this general comfort in my future
because I know that I have a lot of connections now and all the opportunities I was able to take here have led me to
Obtain skills that I need to secure any job that I want.
The DeMatteis Co-Op Program enables the students to study
real-world problems in a real setting. Upon finishing the first semester of their junior year,
the students can work at one of our over 200 plus co-op companies for a period of six to eight months.
The co-op program allowed me to
live in another state and gain professional work experience
and connections that have helped me to this day. The skills that I've learned there have
really changed everything from my ability to work well in classes to my ability to work well outside of classes, and an overall understanding
of the industry.
We have a number of initiatives that promote and support women in STEM.
Hofstra's chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, or SWE,
that's a national organization to support women in engineering and networking. The students in the Society of Women Engineers
support a mentorship program that we've started to give first-year students the opportunity to
connect with more experienced students who can help guide them in
selecting classes and give them support.
Our innovative Hofstra in Silicon Valley program the week-long program usually in
January where students visit a number of Silicon Valley
computing companies. Learning about opportunities really helps you to understand that this is a tangible thing that can happen. You build connections
there. It gives our students an opportunity
to see what it means to work in a high-pressure, but highly rewarding environment.
I'd like to be someone who is confident in what they're doing and
is doing something that they love and that is also making a difference in the world.