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College helps high school students learn about cybersecurity

Update | Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The 2020 Cybersecurity Workshop, held July 13-17, was attended by 25 area high school students. They explored careers and skills related to cybersecurity and IT. The virtual event was hosted via Blackboard and Webex.

Students programmed drones, learned about different types of hackers, explored cybersecurity ethics, built and programmed Raspberry Pi’s (small, introductory computers), and participated in a Capture the Flag competition (hosted by the Ohio Cyber Range). Four of the five winners were female-identifying students.

The event also allowed students to learn about Columbus State resources and clubs and the IT Flexible Apprenticeship program. Columbus State faculty members Larry McWherter, Johnny Chuah, and Mike Greer worked directly with students.

This camp was funded by a National Science Foundation grant awarded to the College. Several students who participated are planning to attend Columbus State in the fall.

(Pictured below: Some of the participants in the 2020 Cybersecurity Workshop)

A screen shot of the participants in the virtual event.


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