More than 100 people, including 63 students, attended an informational session at Battelle that included demonstrations about the growing field of cyber security.
The interactive sessions April 18 included mobile forensics on android, cryptography, robotics and cyber-hygiene, which focused on strategies for staying safe and employable while using social media.
The purpose of the event was to expose students to the possibilities of career opportunities in cyber security and it included a session on cyber degree programs and related careers.
John Carroll Principal Madelyn Ball welcomed the students and said she hoped the night would "ignite a spark" in them to become interested in the field. The John Carroll School launched its STEM Academy at the beginning of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Battelle professionals led the sessions, demonstrated technologies and fielded questions from students and their parents. Battelle has a Cyber Innovations business that operates out of several locations, including the Battelle Eastern Science and Technology (BEST) Center in Aberdeen.
Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, since its founding in 1929, Battelle makes the world better by commercializing technology, giving back to our communities and supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
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