Elmhurst University is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Secure and Trustworthy (SaTC) Education Collaborative Research Grant with Arcadia University. The project title is “Cybersecurity Faculty Development for High School Teachers.”

The three year project will provide summer training workshops for high school teachers in Chicago and Philadelphia that will help them become more comfortable teaching cybersecurity. In addition, the project seeks to develop cybersecurity curricula for the classroom.

The goal of the project is to equip educators with the skills and knowledge necessary to encourage more students to consider cybersecurity degrees and careers, addressing a widening gap between the growing number of available positions and the number of college graduates who can fill them.

The teacher training workshops are expected to begin in the summer of 2025.

Principle Investigator

David W. Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

Co-Principle Investigators

Dean Jensen

Dean Jensen, Ed.D., MBA

IT Program Director, Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

vitaly ford
Vitaly Ford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Arcadia University
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The Cybersecurity Faculty Development for High School Teachers Grant is supported by the National Science Foundation through Award Number 2225470. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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