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Pace University Receives $2.5 Million Cybersecurity Grant

Pace University received a $2.5 million grant for its cybersecurity program this past week. The university also hosted a cybersecurity workshop for educators earlier this summer.
Pace University received a $2.5 million grant for its cybersecurity program this past week. The university also hosted a cybersecurity workshop for educators earlier this summer. Photo Credit: John Haffey

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Many of the brightest stars in the next generation of cybersecurity professionals are being trained at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems thanks in part to a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The grant will support 3 to 4 cybersecurity students annually, assist student research in cybersecurity, and direct several outreach programs such as the GenCyber cybersecurity program for high school teachers. The 2015 Pace GenCyber summer program for high school teachers was held in July.

“I am pleased to announce the awarding of this grant which will support a number of new students who wish to enter the emerging field of cybersecurity at Pace University,” said United States Senator Charles E. Schumer. “This funding will assist student research in cybersecurity, and direct several outreach programs – including running the GenCyber cybersecurity teachers’ workshop, a two-week program for teachers to learn how to teach cybersecurity. Cybersecurity has become an issue which affects millions of Americans as well as our critical infrastructure and national security. It is paramount that we have the training and emerging workers to address and enter this field, and I know Pace University will offer top-notch instruction to prepare these students to tackle these emanate threats.”

Students who receive scholarships through this grant go on to work in government agencies for a designated period of time after graduation. The grant will support eligible cybersecurity scholars who are current Pace students, transfer students from community colleges, and new graduate students from other universities.

To learn more about cybersecurity education opportunities at Pace, click here .

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