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Signature Events

GirlsCool Careers in CyberSecurity for Girls Workshop

Through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant (No. 1204533) the National CyberWatch Center K12 Division continues to offer small presentations and career briefs for individual schools/school districts, in addition to hosting an Annual Cool Careers in CyberSecurity for Girls Workshop. At the Signature Event, a Cyber Crime Scenario is presented to the girls. The attendees are broken up in to small Cyber Security Investigative (CSI) teams of 10 and rotate around different “cyber tables” to gather clues to solve the cyber crime. Each table has a different activity led by a women professional in the field. The girls use the first part of each rotation to gather a clue, and the remainder of the time is used to learn more about the career and how each representative entered the field. Girls find out more about the education skills needed, likes and dislikes and salary range.  Activities have included: cryptography, assembling a computer, steganography, penetration testing  and cell phone forensics. Further history of the C34G is available.

Central Maryland has been the location for the event since its inception, and has been attended by over 7500 girls in its history. In 2013, funding through the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development has allowed us to replicate the program in three other Maryland areas; Western Maryland, the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Southern Maryland.

We partner with non-profits including schools, libraries, higher education institutions and community based organizations to bring Cool Careers in Cybersecurity for Girls Workshops to communities throughout the state. Contact us if you are interested in learning more about hosting a Maryland Event. Click here to learn more about bringing a Cool Careers in Cybersecurity for Girls Workshop to your community. Click here to see examples of past events.


Upcoming Signature Events

MICHIGAN

WHEN: TBD: Planning stages
WHERE: Detroit Public Schools: YOUR Center/Wayne State University/Wayne County Public Schools
EVENT:The National CyberWatch Center K-12 Division is excited to partner with YOUR Center/Wayne State University/Wayne County Public Schools to host a Cool Careers in Cyber Security for Girls Workshop: Michigan. Throughout the day, middle school girls will rotate through different hands-on activities, all relating to solving a digital crime scenario. At each station, the girls will learn from female Cybersecurity professionals and leaders, including representatives from prestigious government organizations, defense contractors, and private companies. Activities include cryptography, computer anatomy, steganography, penetration testing, robotics, networking and cell phone forensics. This event is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
WHO: Selected middle schools. Please contact Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle at dpruitt@edtechpolicy.org.

KANSAS

WHEN: TBD: Planning stages
WHERE: Kansas City: PREP-KC
EVENT:The National CyberWatch Center K-12 Division is excited to partner with PREP-KC to host a Cool Careers in Cyber Security for Girls Workshop: Kansas. Throughout the day, middle school girls will rotate through different hands-on activities, all relating to solving a digital crime scenario. At each station, the girls will learn from female Cybersecurity professionals and leaders, including representatives from prestigious government organizations, defense contractors, and private companies. Activities include cryptography, computer anatomy, steganography, penetration testing, robotics, networking and cell phone forensics. This event is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
WHO: Selected middle schools. Please contact Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle at dpruitt@edtechpolicy.org.

CALIFORNIA

WHEN: TBD: Planning stages
WHERE: Rosamond, CA
EVENT:The National CyberWatch Center K-12 Division is excited to partner with Southern Kern Unified School District to host a Cool Careers in Cyber Security for Girls Workshop: Kansas. Throughout the day, middle school girls will rotate through different hands-on activities, all relating to solving a digital crime scenario. At each station, the girls will learn from female Cybersecurity professionals and leaders, including representatives from prestigious government organizations, defense contractors, and private companies. Activities include cryptography, computer anatomy, steganography, penetration testing, robotics, networking and cell phone forensics. This event is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
WHO: Selected middle schools. Please contact Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle at dpruitt@edtechpolicy.org.

HAWAII

WHEN: TBD: Planning stages
WHERE: Maui, HI
EVENT:The National CyberWatch Center K-12 Division is excited to partner with University of Hawaii Maui College t to host a Cool Careers in Cyber Security for Girls Workshop: Kansas. Throughout the day, middle school girls will rotate through different hands-on activities, all relating to solving a digital crime scenario. At each station, the girls will learn from female Cybersecurity professionals and leaders, including representatives from prestigious government organizations, defense contractors, and private companies. Activities include cryptography, computer anatomy, steganography, penetration testing, robotics, networking and cell phone forensics. This event is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
WHO: Selected middle schools. Please contact Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle at dpruitt@edtechpolicy.org.

OhioGirls

WHEN: January 29, 2015
WHERE: Steubenville City Schools
EVENT:The National CyberWatch Center K-12 Division is excited to partner with Steubenville City Schools   to host a Cool Careers in Cyber Security for Girls Workshop: Ohio. Throughout the day, middle school girls will rotate through different hands-on activities, all relating to solving a medical device hacking case of cybercrime. At each station, the girls will learn from female Cybersecurity professionals and leaders, including representatives from prestigious government organizations, defense contractors, and private companies. Activities include cryptography, computer anatomy, steganography, penetration testing, robotics, networking and cell phone forensics. This event is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
WHO: Selected middle schools. However, we do reserve a few registrations for individuals with interest in attending by themselves or with a few friends. Please contact Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle at dpruitt@edtechpolicy.org.

Eastern Shore Maryland

We are seeking a partner/s to host the event at a location of the Eastern Shore. The majority of the event would be funded by the National CyberWatch Center & the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. If you are interested in learning more please contact Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle at dpruitt@edtechpolicy.org.

Central Maryland

WHEN: November 12, 2014
WHERE: The Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, University of Maryland College Park
EVENT: The National CyberWatch Center K-12 Division is excited to partner with the University of Maryland’s Maryland Cybersecurity Center to host a Cool Careers in Cyber Security for Girls Workshop. Throughout the day, middle school girls will rotate through different hands-on activities, all relating to solving a medical device hacking case of cybercrime. At each station, the girls will learn from female Cybersecurity professionals and leaders, including representatives from prestigious government organizations, defense contractors, and private companies. Activities include cryptography, computer anatomy, steganography, penetration testing, robotics, networking and cell phone forensics. This event is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
WHO: Selected middle schools. However, we do reserve a few registrations for individuals with interest in attending by themselves or with a few friends. Please contact Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle at dpruitt@edtechpolicy.org.

Southern  Maryland

WHEN: December 3, 2014
WHERE: The Center for Business and Industry (BU) Building [rooms BI113/113E] on the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus
EVENT: The National CyberWatch Center K-12 Division is excited to partner with Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development  to host a Cool Careers in Cyber Security for Girls Workshop: Southern Maryland. Throughout the day, middle school girls will rotate through different hands-on activities, all relating to solving a medical device hacking case of cybercrime. At each station, the girls will learn from female Cybersecurity professionals and leaders, including representatives from prestigious government organizations, defense contractors, and private companies. Activities include cryptography, computer anatomy, steganography, penetration testing, robotics, networking and cell phone forensics. This event is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
WHO: Selected middle schools. However, we do reserve a few registrations for individuals with interest in attending by themselves or with a few friends. Please contact Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle at dpruitt@edtechpolicy.org.

More Past Events

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GirlsCool Careers in Cybersecurity for Girls provides students with the information and skills necessary to navigate the professional pipeline in the vast fields of Cybersecurity, as well as, other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Content presents a cyber crime scenario, and the elite all girl teams use a variety of clues to solve it, while also learning about cyberethics, safety and security, and the plethora of career options in cybersecurity.

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