ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's (AFA) CyberPatriot program has announced that Texas Women's University (TWU) will be hosting its fourth consecutive CyberCamp this summer.
AFA CyberCamps are week-long seminars designed to educate students in grades seven through twelve on the introductory topics of cyber ethics and network security. Each camp culminates with a mock cyber defense competition. TWU was a part of the CyberCamps pilot program in 2014 and has continued to be a valued partner to CyberPatriot over the years, instructing hundreds of students in the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
"CyberPatriot is excited to partner with TWU for the fourth year in a row. TWU has been with us since our pilot in 2014 and has been a part of growing and shaping the program over the past few years," said Rachel Zimmerman, CyberPatriot Director of Business Operations.
Hosted during the summer months by approved schools and organizations, AFA CyberCamp curriculum kits include several 4-hour instruction and activity modules, accompanying instructor guides, student workbooks, as well as demonstration and competition software.
CyberPatriot, the nation's largest and fastest growing youth cyber education program, is the Air Force Association's flagship science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiative dedicated to strengthening cyber skills among American youth and exciting students toward careers in STEM. Students in the program gain valuable knowledge from the expertise of CyberPatriot's many supporters, including the Northrop Grumman Foundation, CyberPatriot's presenting sponsor. Other program sponsors include Cyber Diamond sponsors AT&T Federal and the AT&T Foundation, Cisco, Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Cyber Gold sponsors Facebook, Riverside Research, Splunk, Symantec; and Cyber Silver sponsors the Air Force Reserve, American Military University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Leidos, and University of Maryland University College.
The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage.
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