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WOMEN’S SOCIETY OF CYBERJUTSU

CYBERJUTS U G IRLS ACA DEMY Cyberjutsu Girls Academy offers a wide range of workshops for middle school and high schoolaged girls to explore the many areas in technology and cybersecurity. These workshops provide a hands-on, fun, and interactive environment in topics such as web design, mobile application development, computer fundamentals, programming and many more for the girls to par ticipate in. These workshops increase competency and confidence in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). For the 2017-18 program year, we have 20 young women enrolled in the academy, which is being held at the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ at Virginia Tech. Thanks to our sponsors, we have a wonder ful facility located near a metro station at a reduced cost.

2 0 17 H IG H LI GHT S • We form ed three CyberPatriot competition teams and the girls had the oppor tunity to come up with a name (“Screen Queens”) and design a logo for their competition shir ts. The teams practice ever y Sunday with their Tech Mentors. • Did you see us at the Loudoun County STEM Fair ? We had a great booth showcasing how fruit and vegetables can conduct electricity to power games and music. We had a ton of fun with the kids and even Congresswoman Comstock stopped by to help us out. • Our Cyberjutsu Girls Academy students attended the SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 in Washington, DC. Along with the Girl Scouts and other girls nonprofit programs, we spent the evening focused on STEM activities, expo, and tal ks. • Over the holiday break, the Nati onal Cybersecurity Alliance arranged a visit to t he DHS’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) for a group of young women. By visiting this 24x7 cyber center, the girls learned more about incident response and how the Federal Government, intelligence community, and law enforcement work together to protect our net works and data.

2018 Q1 Women's Society of Cyberjutsu Newsletter  

The Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization driven to advance women in cybersecurity career fields. WSC also p...

2018 Q1 Women's Society of Cyberjutsu Newsletter  

The Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization driven to advance women in cybersecurity career fields. WSC also p...

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