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Funding Ideas (old and new): Cultivating Students' Interest in Cryptography and Cybersecurity Education Grant

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Cultivating Students' Interest in Cryptography and Cybersecurity Education Grant

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A team from the University of Florida and researchers for a NSF ITEST grant entitled Cultivating Students’ Interest in Cryptography and Cybersecurity Education and Careers (Award Abstract #1849768) have developed an afterschool curriculum CryptoComics to engage 3rd-5th graders in cryptology and cybersecurity with the goal of increasing their awareness of these fields and their importance in our daily lives and of potential career opportunities associated with these fields. Their design efforts are particularly focused on African American females since they are severely underrepresented in the cybersecurity field. The curriculum is now designed and has been successfully implemented with more than 200 afterschool participants.

The team is now looking for a small number of afterschool educators who would like to participate in the final implementation and research phase of the project this summer. They are looking for interested educators who would implement the curriculum with about 15-20 students. Should they receive many applications, priority will be given to educators who teach students from diverse backgrounds and, in particular, to those who teach of large numbers of African American females.

Each afterschool educator will receive a stipend of $1500, curriculum materials, support from our team and asynchronous online professional development to prepare them to use the curriculum.

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Created at 4/29/2022 8:04 AM by Cindy Heislen
Last modified at 4/29/2022 8:04 AM by Cindy Heislen