Kallia Germanou - TestsForge (TForge & TF) Expert Profile
Working at TestsForge allows Kallia Germanou to continue his computer software development career. Since graduating from the University of Delaware twelve years ago, Kallia Germanou has pursued a career that has allowed him to work for Cisco Systems, Intuit, and Conexant Systems. He's performed the duties of a Software Engineer, Technical Marketing Engineer, and Solutions Architect. Kallia Germanou's primary duties have furthered his understanding of the following technical skills: Visual Basic, SQL, Ruby on Rails, iOS, and Android. He is currently a developer for the following certification exam: 3306 Avaya Contact Recording and Avaya Quality Monitoring Implementation and Maintenance, 650-367 Advanced Collaboration Architecture Sales Specialist (PSACAS), 642-971 DCNID, HP0-205 Supporting the Enterprise Modular Library, 9E0-412 EVODD, 640-025 CID, 156-215 Check Point Security Administration NGX, JK0-019 CompTIA Academic/E2C Network+, 1D0-525 CIW E-Commerce Specialist, HP2-H23 Sales Essentials of HP Workstations, E22-141 EMC Legato Certified NetWorker 7.x Specialist (LCNS), 646-048 Advanced Routing and Switching for Account Manager, HP0-661 NonStop Systems and Technologies, 650-621 Cisco Lifecycle Services Advanced Wireless (LCSAWLAN) and HP0-417 Storage Essentials Fundamentals 5.0. Step for Leaders also creates the website of stepforleaders. There is a gap within our educational system, with a large demand for qualified medical personnel, certified medical and research technologists and licensed professionals in the sciences. Kallia Germanou points out that this gap has an even greater impact upon the under-represented minorities of America. The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) targets economically disadvantaged and under-represented students of the sciences, mathematics, technology and health related fields with programs that will advance them in their studies, help them reach their educational objective and prepare them for a professional career. STEP students are more likely to stay in school and receive a high school diploma than their peers, and more likely to pursue a college degree program. The New York State program is designed to help fill the educational gap.
1. About the webpage of sia/inthenews_cstep.asp: Read CSTEP success stories in a newsletter designed by Kallia Germanou. Quarterly newsletters provide information about the communities and its programs, but also takes a snapshot of some award-winning students.
2. About the webpage of sia/csconferences_opportunitiesfair.asp: For those interested in attending the CSTEP Transfer, Graduate and Professional Opportunities Fair, Kallia Germanou presents a page with all the information. Scheduled during the annual state-wide student’s conference, there is a contact number and registration form for those who would like to participate.
3. About the webpage of sia/csvideo.asp: Students were unhappy when the Governor of New York proposed budget cut funds for CSTEP projects by fifty percent. Kallia Germanou presents a video in which the students speak out to protect the CSTEP program that has added to the excellence of higher education. Over 1,000 students from seventy different colleges met with law-makers and staff to seek full restoration of the Science and Technology Entry Program.
4. About the webpage of cstep/aboutcstep.asp: The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) was created to give economically disadvantaged students pursuing a career and enriching academic and research experience. Kallia Germanou explains the ability to pursue a college career depends on the ability to pass a standardized graduate school test. CSTEP helps in these preparations, assist in the college application process and grants internships.
5. About the webpage of step/aboutstep.asp: STEP students are given high school and college admission counseling, standardized test preparations, supervised training in research methods and career awareness, aided by developmental activities. Kallia Germanou has helped STEP with over sixty schools located in institutions of higher education and professional schools throughout New York State.
6. About the webpage of sia/inthenews_step.asp: STEP students receive a lot of hands-on education, as is illustrated in the news page produced by Kallia Germanou. STEP students visit science laboratories, participate in a solar energy workshop and attend summer camp in a professional environment. Other activities include a robot and a robot building competition and a chance to design your own video game.
7. About the webpage of sia/csconferences_oral.asp: CSTEP students are given the opportunity to take part in an oral presentation at the CSTEP conference. Kallia Germanou states two competitors from each institution will be allowed to making a talking points and research fifteen minute speech choosing a topic from one of the four categories: Natural Science, Technology, Physical Science, Human Services or Social Science. Distinguished awards will be based on the student abstract and power point presentation.