Gannon University Joins CyberPatriot as Cyber Silver Sponsor
The Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education program announced that Gannon University has become the program’s newest sponsor.
“We are delighted to welcome Gannon University to a wonderful select group from industry, government, and academia working with AFA to promote cybersecurity and STEM education in America and beyond,” said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot National Commissioner. “The school offers a variety of degrees in computer science and cybersecurity and our partnership with them will allow us to reach many more youth with the excitement of our growing the National Youth Cyber Education Program.”
The support of Gannon University allows CyberPatriot to continue expanding its programs and encourage STEM education among America’s youth.
“Gannon University is excited to partner with CyberPatriot to extend our engineering and computing education and outreach beyond the classroom,” said Walter Iwanenko, Ph.D., provost and vice president for student experience.
“At Gannon, we are committed to providing a high-quality, hands-on experience for our students and we recognize the critical need for trained professionals in the field of cybersecurity. We are honored to build on this commitment by partnering with CyberPatriot and equip students with the skills and experience they will need to enter this high-demand industry.”
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CyberPatriot, the nation’s largest youth cyber education program, is AFA’s flagship STEM program dedicated to strengthening cyber skills among American youth. The program features the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition for high school and middle school students, AFA CyberCamps, Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative and Literature Series, as well as CyberGenerations – a program aimed at equipping senior citizens with the skills needed to stay protected from cyber threats.
Other supporters of CyberPatriot include the Northrop Grumman Foundation, CyberPatriot’s Presenting Sponsor, as well as Cyber Diamond sponsors AT&T and the AT&T Foundation, Boeing, Cisco, Microsoft, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Cyber Gold sponsors Air Force Reserve, BNY Mellon, Facebook, Symantec and the USAA Foundation; and Cyber Silver sponsors Air Force STEM, American Military University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Leidos, Mastercard, University of Maryland Global Campus, and VMware.