AFRL STEM Outreach Program and Griffiss Institute Announce Virtual Cyber Club
After-school program for students in grades 9-12
ROME, NY — The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate’s (AFRL/RI) STEM Outreach Program, in partnership with the Griffiss Institute (GI), is excited to announce a another new STEM initiative for 2021, the Air Force Virtual Cyber Club.
The Air Force Virtual Cyber Club is a free after school club that will provide students with hands on learning in the areas of cyber defense, programming, computer administration, networking, critical thinking, applied learning, and engineering methods and reasoning.
Computer requirements: PC or Mac with a microphone, camera and internet connection. A tablet or smartphone will not do because the students will need access to a keyboard to type with.
“Fostering cybersecurity education is essential to protecting the Nation’s critical infrastructure. The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate is excited to offer this cyber after school club to high school students. This could be their first step in becoming future cyber warriors,” says Jeff DeMatteis, the AFRL/RI STEM Program Manager.
The Air Force Virtual Cyber Club will run for 8-weeks, on Mondays, beginning on March 8, 2021.
The details are as follows:
Monday, March 8, 2021
Monday, March 15, 2021
Monday, March 22, 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021
Monday, April 12, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021
Monday, April 26, 2021
Monday, May 3, 2021
- Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
- Place: Online- Zoom Live Stream
- Cost: FREE
- Age Group: Grades 9th - 12th
- Max Club Size: 20 students. Spots will be filled on first-come-first-serve basis.
Online registration for the virtual club is now open. To learn more and to register, please visit: https://www.griffissinstitute.org/stem-cyber-club