Proud sponsor of PDX Cyber Camp 2017
“PacStar is proud to support PDX Cyber Camp 2017 which expands STEM educational opportunities for local youth. As a leader in advanced communications systems, PacStar understands that cybersecurity is critical for our customers, whose lives depend on the security of our equipment. We need more experts in this field. I am particularly interested in inspiring young women to pursue careers in STEM, for whom early mentors are key in stimulating their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In fact, I was encouraged by my high school teachers to join the math team which led to my life-long interest in science and to a highly rewarding career in technology.”
— Peggy Miller, CEO, PacStar
PDX Cyber Camp 2017 is a week-long summer camp designed to give students hands-on, introductory experience to cybersecurity principles and policies. The camp, organized and managed by a team of high school students, educators and industry professionals, will be held in three locations during the week of Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21. New for 2017 is a “Girls Only” camp which will feature leading women guest speakers from the cybersecurity industry, and female instructors to provide an inclusive and tailored program for young women interested in STEM careers.
The program includes expert presentations by guest speakers from industry-leading companies who have deep experience in cybersecurity fields and insight into careers in cybersecurity in IT security, network security, and secure software engineering. Students who participate in this camp will also receive valuable experience that can help them qualify for cybersecurity internships.
Interested students may apply here http://bit.ly/pdxcyber. The deadline for applications is Monday, May 1, 2017.