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STEM Ed Announcement: Cybersecurity, Computer Science
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Cybersecurity, Computer Science
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:28:39 -0500
This is not a UMass program.
Contact information is below.
Cybersecurity: A Growing Field in Higher Ed; Computer Science: A Rising
Field in K-12 Education
WPI Teacher Lecture Series 2014-2015
Date Changed to Thursday, February 5, 2015; 4-6 PM
Free and open to the public. Registration will remain open until February 3,
Contact Katie Elmes (email@example.com) or Shari Weaver (firstname.lastname@example.org) with
In this interactive presentation, join WPI faculty member Kathi Fisler,
Professor in Computer Science and Director of the Cybersecurity Program, and
Worcester Technical High School Computer Science Teacher, Jen Hardy, as they
engage participants in ideas and discussion about how to attract and excite
students in their fields at all ages.
What comes to mind when you hear the word "cybersecurity"? Stolen credit
cards? Warfare? Annoying password rules? What do "cybersecurity"
researchers and professionals actually do? What role should K-12 education
have in teaching people about cybersecurity? Kathi Fisler, who also does a
lot of non-security K-12 computing education outreach, will talk about the
breadth of the topic, show a bit of the work that she does, talk about
opportunities for cybersecurity education in K-16, and discuss your
questions and ideas about this exciting and rapidly evolving area.
Jen Hardy will then involve participants in a presentation and discussion
around tools of the computer science trade for all grade levels, how to move
away from lectures to an inquiry based method, and show examples of the
innovate work she has her students doing in her classroom. She will lead the
group in talking about how to best engage students in computer science at
The STEM Education Center at WPI and Mass Academy of Math and Science are
co-sponsoring these Lecture Series in which WPI faculty presents their
groundbreaking research and how the principles of their research can be
applied to a K-12 classroom. Following the WPI faculty member, a K-12
educator presents engaging classroom activities and ideas addressing similar
topics that can be applicable to multiple grade levels. This series seeks
to bring K-12 educators and university faculty members together around a
common theme of relevant topics to engage and inspire the next generation of
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