Dakota State University held a new cyber offering this summer, a Cyber Academy for Air Force Junior ROTC students.
DSU was one of five sites across the nation offering a three-credit course in Information Security Fundamentals to Junior ROTC students from around the world. This sub-award was part of a National Science Foundation grant and the college’s National Cyber Training and Education Center.
The Junior ROTC students are the focus of the grant because they are the young leaders of the future in military organizations.
The students, about 20 at each of the five sites, also learn different perspectives from the instructors and mentors.
The six-week course culminated at DSU earlier this month. Other sub-awards were granted to Cal Poly Pomona, Norwich University, Tennessee Tech, and University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. All schools have designations as a Center of Academic Excellence. The National ROTC office in Tennessee, and Code.Org, also partnered on the grant.