DoD Capacity Building Project

IUP, along with a selected group of national universities, continues to receive funding in the 2020-21 academic year from the Department of Defense (DoD) in support of the Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP). In addition to the scholarship recruitment award, IUP received Capacity-Building awards described below.

Project Description

The goal of this capacity-building project is to find additional ways to recruit more students to enter the cybersecurity workforce. This goal will be achieved through a unique blend of faculty development, hands-on workshops, and the continued cultivation of relationships with local community colleges. As a result, this project offers a number of workshops at community colleges throughout Pennsylvania, see below:

2020-21 Workshops

  • The first workshop was held on April 10 and 17, 2021, at Butler County Community College. Please visit the BC3 Workshop page for more information.

  • The second workshop was held on May 17 and 18, 2021, at Westmoreland County Community College. Please visit the WCCC 2021 Workshop page for more information.

  • The third workshop was held on June 1 and 2, 2021 virtually hosted by Northampton Community College. Visit the NCC Workshop Page for more information

2019-20 Workshops

  • The first workshop was held on October 19 and 26, 2019, at Westmoreland County Community College. Please visit the WCCC Workshop page for more information.

  • The second workshop was held on February 29 and March 7, 2020, at Penn HighlandsCommunity College. Please visit the PHCC Workshop page for more information.

  • The third workshop was delivered virtually on October 3 and 10, 2020, at theLaurel Business Institute/Laurel Technical Institute. Please visit the LBI/LTI Workshop page for more information.