On January 21 and 28, 2011, Capitol College will host over 100 middle and high school students as part of the Cyber Battle Lab outreach program held in conjunction with Maryland MESA. The goal for the event is to encourage middle and high school students in Maryland to consider pursuing a college education and career in information assurance (IA) and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, through cybersecurity demonstrations and career awareness workshops.
Capitol College is dedicated to furthering cybersecurity and IA education through its Cyber Battle Lab. At the lab, students and professors simulate cybersecurity scenarios. The innovative program provides a learning environment where students detect, analyze and defeat simulated hacker attacks. The Cyber Battle Lab is one of the foremost programs for information assurance education in Maryland.
During the event, students will be given an in-depth look at the Cyber Battle Lab, as well as the Space Operations Institute (SOI) and Engineering Lab. Workshops detailing the benefits and rewards of STEM education and careers will also be available for visiting students. Additionally, students will be provided a presentation about the rewards of a Capitol College education and the availability of financial aid at the institution. The unique hands-on experience that students receive at Capitol undoubtedly prepares them for the rigors of the workplace.
The five schools participating in the event are Deer Park Middle School, Woodlawn Middle School, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School, Oakland Mills High School and Annapolis High School.
The Cyber Battle Lab workshop, along with the College’s Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach (SSEPO) also reflect Capitol’s commitment to STEM learning and developing the future workforce. The SSEPO provides hands-on education and workforce development in the science, technology, engineering and math fields to students in K-12, community college and college students.