IUP, along with a selected group of national universities, has been awarded funding in the 2019–20 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 a Capacity-Building award for a project titled “An Innovative Pedagogical Approach Based on Agile Methodology for Faculty Development in Cybersecurity.”
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 includes a number of workshops at community colleges in western Pennsylvania, see below:
The first workshop was held on October 19 and 26, 2019, at Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC). Please visit the WCCC Workshop page for more information.
The second workshop was held on February 29 and March 7, 2020, at Penn Highlands Community College (PHCC). Please visit the PHCC Workshop page for more information.
The third workshop is scheduled to be delivered virtually on October 3 and 10, 2020, at the Laurel Business Institute/Laurel Technical Institute. Please visit the LBI/LTI Workshop page for more information.