March 22, 2017

With Hacking in Headlines, K-12 Cybersecurity Ed. Gets More Attention

Amid a steady drumbeat of reports on cyber-espionage and election-related hackings, lawmakers are wrestling with questions of how to best protect the country from digital threats and address a severe shortage of skilled cybersecurity workers. That means new attention for nascent efforts to support cybersecurity education, including in K-12 schools. […]
March 21, 2017

Cyber Innovation Center featured at SXSWedu

Big opportunities and the national spotlight continue to shine on the Cyber Innovation Center and its National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC). Thanks to their efforts in K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); cyber; and computer science education, CIC was featured at the South By Southwest Edu (SXSWedu) Conference […]
March 10, 2017

Cyber Innovation Center wants to weave cybersecurity into K-12 STEM instruction

Among the many ways technology and education intersected at this week’s SXSWedu conference — beyond demonstrations of robotics, virtual reality tools and the use of data analytics to improve learning — were myriad discussions exploring ways to teach technology and computer science skills more effectively. Kevin Nolten lent a voice […]
March 8, 2017

Kentucky Becomes the Second State in the US to Adopt the Federal Cyber Engineering Pathway Curricula Designed by NICERC for 9-12th Graders For Use In Its School Districts

After months of advocacy and planning by the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky — which included an introduction to The National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC), a grant-funded program of the Department of Homeland Security — the Kentucky Department of Education has officially approved and adopted the Cyber Engineering […]