Using virtual machines in a K-12 Outreach program to increase interest in information security fields

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Abstract

With projected high growth in STEM occupations and the desire to keep the U.S. competitive in the global economy, there are many initiatives in STEM education to develop highly skilled workers. In addition to preparing for careers in the STEM fields, it is being more and more recognized that STEM training is a valuable part of an education in any field. The study of STEM fields can lead to the development of valuable problem-solving skills, as well as critical and analytical thinking. Students learn to solve new problems and draw conclusions based upon previously learned principles in STEM studies. Additionally, there are many jobs that are STEM-related, that is not directly in a STEM field but requiring some form of STEM skills. The Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) programs at Penn State Berks recognize the importance of STEM curriculum to education, employment, and the filling of industry demands. In addition to supporting this education through our own programs, we realize that the development of these skills, as well as the nurturing of interest in these fields, must start well before a student enters college. In order to support this, we have implemented an annual Summer Camp that focuses on the development of interest and skills in STEM fields in the K-12 environment across a diversity of backgrounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISEC 2014 - 4th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479932290
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event4th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2014 - Princeton, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2014Mar 8 2014

Publication series

NameISEC 2014 - 4th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference

Other

Other4th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton
Period3/8/143/8/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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