This year’s conference theme “Strengthening Ecosystems: Aligning Stakeholders to Bridge the Cybersecurity Workforce Gap” highlights the collective effort to strengthen the cybersecurity landscape. By joining forces with key partners, we can foster a more robust cybersecurity ecosystem to bridge the workforce gap.
ATE Events — May 2024
BIO 2024 is heading back West to San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center. This conference features innovative programming around the current and future state of biotech. Including areas like therapeutic frontiers, the business of biotech, regulatory and policy outlooks, and human capital.
Also, take part in BIO One-on-One Partnering to find potential business partners and request meetings through our easy-to-use online system. You can expect to find senior biotech executives, business development leaders, and investors from premier firms participating.
Participants in this workshop will learn about the NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program and how to most effectively apply for grant funding. Faculty must propose a specific project to improve an ATE-eligible technical program in a one page proposal. One-page proposals will be reviewed through April 1st or until all spaces are full. Proposals will be either accepted or sent back for corrections and the website will remain open until the workshop and a waiting list are full. Workshop activities will include presentations; planning and writing sessions with mentors who have had extensive experience with ATE and NSF; and networking with colleagues from similar institutions around the country. Two faculty from each college can receive stipend support.
GenCyber: Appalachian Solutions Teacher Academy includes a one-week in-person session summer training that will assist 10 middle school and 10 high school teachers from any discipline to develop and integrate cyber modules into their classroom. The purpose is to spread awareness in Cybersecurity to students that normally do not have access. Academy participants will engage in hands-on explorations of the many aspects of security including ethics, networks, phishing, social engineering, ethical hacking, and password management/cracking. Academy participants will also develop lesson plans for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula. The 2024 academy will be open to 10 high school teachers and 10 middle school teachers within the Big Sandy Community & Technical College service area to include Floyd, Martin, Magoffin, Pike and Johnson counties.
Academy participants will explore the world of cybersecurity with experts in the field through fun, real-world learning experiences enhanced by close teacher-student interaction. Camp activities include hands-on exercises, interactive lectures, games, career exploration, and campus tours. To ensure a level playing field, GenCyber camps are open to all teacher participants at no cost. A stipend will be provided for full participation. The GenCyber program is financially supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency.
In these free hands-on, interactive workshops, attendees will learn how to develop and leverage a future-facing set of skill standards for any technical discipline.
Travel expenses will be reimbursed via a stipend. Participating schools must send at least two people: one faculty member and one administrator.
"ITSS Summit" attendees will...
- Understand the elements of the BILT (Business and Industry Leadership Team) Model and the skill standards development cycle
- Discuss strategies for recruiting subject matter experts
- Practice preparing and hosting SME meetings to prioritize in-demand job skills and KPIs
- Convert the job skills into student learning outcomes
- Workshop implementing the skill standard materials into curriculum
- Develop mentored “action plans” for next steps