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Local school teams compete in week 2 of Cyber Discovery

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The first week of Cyber Discovery is officially in the books with a second week well underway.

While the first group of high schools has completed the program, a new set of enthusiastic teachers and students are taking part in week 2 of Cyber Discovery. Throughout the week, students and teachers will be fully immersed into the world of cyber and will experience hands-on engineering and computer science labs, a cryptographic treasure hunt, creative writing assignments, evening cyber film sessions, and collaborative team discussions.

The program concludes on Saturday, June 8, with students competing in the Final Cyber Challenge. Cyber Discovery is provided by the Cyber Innovation Center’s National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center and hosted at Louisiana Tech University.

Before arriving at Cyber Discovery, 32 teachers attended two one-day professional development workshops. The workshops prepared the teachers for the weeklong summer program with their students and allowed them to network with Louisiana Tech University faculty. With the increase in the number of schools participating this year, the 16 high schools were divided into two weeks.

This week includes eight high school teams from across the state (Benton, El Dorado, New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy, North Caddo, Ruston, West Monroe, St. Joseph’s, and Catholic High). Teams from Airline, Ascension Christian, C.E. Byrd, Haughton, Parkway, David Thibodaux STEM Academy, Dunham, and Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing participated in last week’s Cyber Discovery program.

For more information about Cyber Discovery and to see a video of last week, visit www.nicerc.org/cyber-discovery/