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

Butler County Community College

  • Held at BC3 - April 10 and 17, 2021

Westmoreland County Community College

  • Held at WCCC - May 17 and 18, 2021

Northampton Community College

  • Held virtually - June 1 and 2, 2021

2019-20 Workshops

Westmoreland County Community College

  • Held at WCCC - October 19 and 26, 2019

Penn Highlands Community College

  • Held at PHCC - February 29 and March 7, 2020

Laurel Business/Technical Institutes

  • Held virtually - October 3 and 10, 2020