In School Programs

AFRL/RI scientists and engineers are available to come to your school to promote STEM. They can serve as a science fair judge, speak at a career fair, give demonstrations of the work that they do, assist with LEGO Robotics, or whatever else you can think up. If you have an idea and you believe having AFRL/RI scientists and engineers will help make your idea successful, contact Jeff DeMatteis to make it happen.

Career & Science Fairs

AFRL/RI researchers provide information about AFRL/RI careers and educational background requirements to middle and high school students. For more information, please contact Jeffrey DeMatteis at 315-330-7132 or

CyberPatriot Competition

CyberPatriot is the premiere national high school cyber defense competition created to inspire high school students toward careers in cyber security or other STEM disciplines critical to our nation's future.

Teams work on a computer network in a compromised state and must return it to a steady state. Students will learn about:

• Malware
• Worms
• Viruses
• Malicious Code
• Working in teams in a hands on environment

CyberPatriot is an after school program/club for grades 9-12, within a team, along with a teacher and a mentor.
Learn more about CyberPatriot.


This local competition is for elementary school students in grades 3 - 9. DimensionU is a math video game-based learning resource that helps students hone their math skills. During the month of February, each grade creates teams of ten to compete. All teams per grade play the same game and the highest scoring team advances to the next game until the final two teams are left to compete in the tournament.

Prior to implementing the software, teachers and the IT staff are instructed on how to launch the video game, execute reports, and customize the software to meet individual needs.
Learn more about DimensionU.

Lab Tours

Students are exposed to various AFLR/RI technologies, including the Condor Cluster PlayStation Farm, Anechoic Chamber, and Visualization technology. For more information, please contact Jeffrey DeMatteis at 315-330-7132 or

Stay Safe Online is an initiative powered by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets.

In a climate of persistent threats, securing cyber space is a responsibility we all share.

Securing the Internet and our shared global digital assets—cybersecurity—is critical if we are to achieve the potential of an empowered digital society capable of leveraging robust and widely available:

• Content
• Community
• Communication
• Commerce
• Connectivity

NCSA builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems, and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cybersecurity.
Learn more about Stay Safe Online.

Teacher Training Workshops

Teachers are trained in educational areas outside the standard curriculum. For more information, please contact Jeffrey DeMatteis at 315-330-7132 or