• CYBERSECURITY EDUCATIONIBM, Historically Black Colleges Partner to Tackle Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

    In 2020, the talent shortage in the U.S. has more than tripled over ten years, with 69 percent of employers surveyed struggling to fill skilled positions. By September 2021, there were more than 1.2 million U.S. job vacancies postings in software-related professions. IBM joins with Historically Black Colleges & Universities to launch cybersecurity degree programs.

  • CHINA WATCHCornell University Profs Call for School to Halt, Reverse Its Growing Academic, Business Ties with China

    By Wen Hao

    An event at Cornell University, organized by three professors, which called for the university to halt, and then reverse, its growing academic and business ties with China, reflected a broader trend of calls for colleges and universities to cut ties with and divest from Chinese groups linked to human rights abuses.

  • INNOVATIONReal-Time Flood Sensors, Dancing Drones and More

    Over 40 innovations, including new influenza diagnosis tests and human-driven robots, will be on display at the Research Excellence Exhibit this Friday at NYU.

  • CYBERSECURITY EDUCATIONIllinois Tech's CyberHawks Win National Cybersecurity Championship

    A team of students from Illinois Institute of Technology’s cybersecurity student organization CyberHawks won the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Cyber Games National Championship last week. Sixty-five teams from 55 colleges competed in the competition overall.

  • CYBERSECURITY EDUCATIONResearchers Team Up to Launch $1.5 Million Virtual Cybersecurity Institute

    An interdisciplinary group of researchers is teaming up to co-lead a new $1.5 million virtual institute that will help train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals for future military and civilian leadership positions.

  • DIGITAL SKILLSThe Digital Skills Gap: What Workers Need for the Jobs of the Future

    By Doug Irving

    The COVID-19 pandemic quickened the pace of digital development around the world, as everything from meetings to movie premiers went online. That may sound like a silver lining. For tens of millions of workers, it’s not. They don’t have the skills to compete.

  • NUCLEAR SAFETYProviding Student Research Opportunities to Strengthen Nuclear Security

    Student researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso Aerospace Center will engage in nuclear materials technology research through a five-year, $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Work will focus on the design, synthesis and fabrication of advanced materials.

  • CYBERSECURITY EDUCATIONCISA Supports Inaugural U.S. Cyber Games

    CISA last week announces its founding sponsorship of the first-ever US Cyber Team, which will compete, as part of the US Cyber Games, in the International Cybersecurity Challenge (ICC) June 14-17, 2022 in Athens, Greece. “Cyber competitions are a fundamental element of developing the next generation of cybersecurity talent. Games help motivate the future workforce, and keep the current workforce sharp, maintaining a thriving community of cybersecurity professionals,” noted CISA Director Jen Easterly.

  • PANDEMICSPandemic-Related School Closings Likely to Have Far-Reaching Effects on Child Well-Being

    By Sandra M. Chafouleas

    A global analysis has found that kids whose schools closed to stop the spread of various waves of the coronavirus lost educational progress and are at increased risk of dropping out of school. As a result, the study says, they will earn less money from work over their lifetimes than they would have if schools had remained open.

  • CYBERSECURITY EDUCATIONStrengthening Cybersecurity Scholarship and Education

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $3.9 million to Georgia State University as part of its CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. The grant will fund a project that aims to address the growing need for a highly skilled national cybersecurity workforce.

  • CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION$3.5 Million NSF Grant to Fund Cybersecurity Scholarships

    A $3.5 million grant will fund new scholarships at Binghamton University over the next five years for two dozen students who plan to join the workforce as cybersecurity professionals. The NSF’s CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program trains the next generation of information technology experts and security managers.

  • CYBERSECURITY EDUCATIONUTEP to Advance Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline with $4M Grant

    Award will support highly qualified computer science students, with an emphasis on Hispanic and female students.

  • Cybersecurity EducationUniversity of Central Florida Students Defend Virtual Energy System to Win CyberForce Competition

    The Knights of the University of Central Florida won the DOE’s CyberForce Competition, valiantly defending and securing a hydropower energy system against a malicious virtual cyberattack. The event challenged 120 teams from 105 colleges and universities to thwart a simulated cyberattack.

  • Cybersecurity EducationPreparing Future Cybersecurity Leaders for Protecting Critical Infrastructure

    A network of Virginia universities, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Elections, joined to create an innovative educational program to train future cybersecurity professionals to protect election infrastructure.

  • CybersecurityCyberForce Competition: Collegiate Students Try to Outwit Cyberattackers

    The cybersecurity field faces a shortfall of qualified professionals to fill nearly half a million open jobs. The CyberForce Competition, to be held on 13 November at the Argonne National Laboratory, will see college and university students from across the United States attempt to thwart a simulated cyberattacks. The competition seeks to inspire and help develop the next generation of energy sector cyber defenders.