Our schools, communities and laboratories are in danger from growing and changing cyberthreats. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Educate the next generation of experts to meet these challenges.
INL’s Coding Coalition is here to provide funding, resources and expert support to Idaho high schools that commit to assembling a crack team of future STEM experts.
1. Find a commander.
This person can be any educator prepared to lead their team through computing challenges over the next year.
2. Choose your mission.
Robotics, coding, hacking and more — the details are up to you. Make sure your club involves computer science goals and aligns with coalition needs, including targeting diverse and enthusiastic students.
Eligible clubs must have a commander and commit to participating in a CyberStart America program. This innovative, free cybersecurity competition is designed to help students explore a passion for cybersecurity or computer science, win recognition for their schools, and qualify to win prizes and scholarship money. No prior experience is required, just an interest in problem-solving, puzzles or basic coding. Clubs eligible for the INL coding coalition should have six students recruited before registration — additional team members are a bonus!
INL is committed to funding up to 30 eligible clubs with $1,500 in grant money to cover an adviser stipend and club materials. All clubs that register will have an appointed INL STEM ambassador as a cyberguide who can share their expertise and support them throughout this competition. All schools across Idaho are eligible to apply.
Learn more and register for CyberStart programs.