Please note that due to COVID-19 and until further notice, we will hold our monthly meetings online.
We will post updates on our social media channels and on this website.
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2021
April 8 - Rob Slade
May 13 - Current Topics and Events in Cyber Security Forum
June 10 - Kevin Murphy, Privacy
July 8 - Lito Molina, Cloud Security
(We will post join in links a few days prior to the events. Please come back and check for updates).
Cyber Education Opportunities
59th Virtual National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) 14 – 17 April, 2021
Event Information: The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is a collaborative effort between the research arm of the Department of Defense (DoD) and nationwide academic research institutions designed to encourage high school students to conduct original research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The program is designed to support local high-quality STEM education as well as reward students’ STEM accomplishments.
Volunteer Need: Judges
Eligibility: STEM personnel who hold a Ph.D. or actively engaged in research who may provide positive and constructive feedback designed to encourage the students’ future pursuits in STEM.
Additional Information: https://www.jshs.org/national-symposium/
Volunteer Registration/Deadline: Those interested in volunteering to serve as a judge must self-nominate by 5 March 2021 via https://cvent.me/A33ZRR
Virtual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Challenge Tournaments March 2021
Event Information: There have been many robotics teams (NAVWAR teams too) who have navigated the challenges of the COVID-19 restrictions and are now ready to show off what their team has accomplished during the SoCal tournament in March. FLL has 3 areas to judge: Research Project, (LEGO) Robot Design, Core Values ("Teamwork"). Referees will score an autonomous robot game.
Volunteer Need: Judges and Referees
Eligibility: All those interested in engaging students through STEM
Volunteer Registration/Deadline: You are welcome to sign up for one, two, or all three High-Tech High Tournaments on the 6, 7, and/or 11th of March 2021 via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfelXHp9OmdEy-t7A929vxsqPJgL1LdyzarHT0R8Kimkc-jzA/viewform
For Additional Questions Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
12th Virtual SoCal Cyber Cup 15 February – 22 May, 2021
Event Information: Now in its 12th year, the SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge (SCCC) is a cybersecurity competition for middle school, high school, and community college students in the Southern California region. Each year STEM professionals are mentor teams who are preparing for the competition. This year the SoCal Cyber Cup is looking for Team Mentors and Topic Mentors.
Volunteer Need: Mentors
Eligibility: Ability to work with high school and middle school students, Interest in the field of cybersecurity and availability to support and be responsive to your team/mentee
Additional Information: https://www.ndia-sd.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Mentor-Flyer.pdf
Volunteer Registration/Deadline: Those interested must register by 15 March 2021 via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfY_V6LLO-BuL7jPxyRh_riChV9UynWPVchP_pJwjjiARu6uw/viewform
For Additional Questions Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
67th Virtual San Diego Science and Engineering Fair 15 March, 2021
Background: Since 1955, the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair (GSDSEF) has provided an inspiring experience in science and engineering for tens of thousands of San Diego and Imperial County students, motivating them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This regional competition challenges students to go beyond classroom studies to do independent research – to ask compelling questions, to design and implement innovative solutions, and to present and defend results to judges who are professionals in their fields.
Volunteer Need: Categorical Judges
Eligibility: STEM professionals across disciplines needed, especially in Behavioral/Social, Medicine/Health and Plant Sciences, Consumer Science/Product Testing and Materials & Bioengineering
Volunteer Registration/Deadline: Those interested should register immediately via gsdsef.zfairs.com (right click on link to open hyperlink) choose Create Account > Judge ; You will fill in your name and email then look for an email from noreply@zFairs.com to verify your email.
For Additional Questions Contact: email@example.com
A big Thank You! to Kevin Murphy, for an awesome, engaging, and informative presentation. We had fantastic participation by the audience and an enriching discussion session after Kevin's excellent presentation.