Resource Showcase 2:
Table 1: CyberPatriot: A Fun Way to Stimulate STEM Interest with Middle and High School Aged Students
Presenter: Alex Farrell
Description: CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition: A tabletop description and demonstration of how CyberPatriot can stimulate STEM interest in your school, how the competition works, what it takes to get involved, and why it's so much fun. "Drop-by" visitors will see what the students see, learn what the students learn, and get to try their hand at identifying and fixing cyber vulnerabilities as is done by teams in the competition.
Table 2: NICERC: Integrating Cybersecurity into the STEM Classroom
Presenter: Kevin Nolten
Description: Students are beginning to explore career and degree opportunities earlier and earlier. Stop by to learn how cybersecurity concepts are being integrated into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics classes. Attendees will learn how to introduce a variety of concepts into the classroom by building flashlights to discuss cyber-attacks, learning about various encryption and decryption methods, the security challenges around artificial intelligence, and more!
Table 3: CyberExplorers: The Struggles of Starting a Cybersecurity Summer Camp
Presenter: David Hernandez
Description: This past summer, UAlbany’s Digital Forensics program started a summer cybersecurity camp for high school students. I am happy to share with you some of the highs and lows of that endeavor….what went well, lessons learned, and what we will be changing going forward. We wanted to provide a broad sense of cybersecurity; the different areas and career paths involved, so we planned to cover cryptography, networks, forensics, and, risk, and so on. We had many lofty goals, and a whole team working on developing the camp. We were so busy planning curriculum that we scrambled to pull together things like the bus schedule and the lunch orders…but we got it done! We also had a great group of kids who were excited to come. Highlights included, creating security comics, ultimate frisbee, and a crime scene investigations. Based on what we accomplished, and what we learned, we have a fabulous plan for next summer. A little more Frisbee and ice cream, a little less content?
Absolutely! But our goals are the same: to introduce cybersecurity to promising high school students in a way that they can really enjoy, and begin to imagine their futures in the field.
Hall: Republic A
Track: Drop In Session
Type: Drop In Session