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Past Events

Sun
Jun
23

Arizona State University AI4ALL (Artificial Intelligence for All) is a program promoting greater diversity and inclusion in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Students who will be a sophomore through a senior in high school in the fall of 2019 are eligible to apply. During the 3-week program, participants will explore the field of AI through projects creation, industry field trips, and presentations from guest speakers. The program will conclude with a small group research project and a presentation for friends and family.

Sun
Jun
23

Get a head start in coding at Arizona State University’s Coding Camp, where you will learn introductory curriculum of programming, coding, and computer sciences.  All campers will engage in computer programming and software development via a combination of hands-on projects, programming hackathons, game development, and real-world problem solving. The camp participants will have opportunities to learn the fundamental technology and principles behind big data, cloud computing, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other latest cutting-edge technologies and applications.

Fri
Nov
8
Location:
University Center, La Sala Ballroom
Nov 8 2019 - 9:00am

Open to all women, 9th through 12th grade

STEAM ends with M for mathematics, a foundation of learning for every student. Sonia Kovalevsky, the first woman to receive a PhD in mathematics gives us reason to celebrate women in math. At Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day, the students participate in engaging, hands-on math activities, hear an amazing keynote and are provided with lunch, t-shirts and mathematical take-homes for each participant.

Important things to know:

  • Event is free.
  • Lunch for registered guests.
  • Registration will close once all spots are full.
  • All students under 18 must complete a permission slip by Nov. 1 to confirm your reservation. Space will be forfeited if they are not turned in on time.

Dates:

  • Registration open: August 2019
  • Registration closes: Once all spots are full or Oct. 25
  • Deadline to submit permission slips: Nov. 1
Sat
Nov
16

The 9th annual Cryptorally is a cipher-solving competition for those interested in cryptology. The Cryptorally competition is open to all undergraduate students. If you want to receive a free t-shirt, you must register online before November 1st

CAN YOU BREAK THE CODE?
Cryptorally 2019
Saturday, November 16
Starts at 10:00am 
WXLR A206 

Find all the details here:
math.asu.edu/cryptorally2019

The event is free, but you must register online. The first, second and third place teams win cool prizes. All competitors receive a free t-shirt and pizza lunch. 

Preparation is the key to be successful in this competition, so study the sample ciphers.

You may use a (programmable) calculator to help with computations, but smartphones, laptops, and tablet computers are not permitted. Read the rules of competition

The featured lecture will be at 1:30pm following the competition. Bestselling author Judith Avila will be discussing her book, Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII. The lecture is free and open to the public. 

All competitors who finish the Cryptorally by successfully decoding all the ciphers and arriving at the finish line before 1:00pm will receive a free copy of the Code Talker book. 

Register now!

Mon
Nov
18
Location:
University Center, La Sala
Nov 18 2019 - 9:00am

This event is specifically designed for middle school girls to familiarize them with the field of cybersecurity. Girls will learn the importance of protecting themselves on-line, become familiar with the Internet of Things, be introduced to cybersecurity, and build awareness of the field of cybersecurity. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in hands-on learning, hear from a variety of speakers, and meet role models in the field of cybersecurity. 

Free lunch will be provided.

Open to: middle school girls 6th–8th grades

Important things to know:

  • Event is free.
  • Lunch for registered guests. 
  • Registration will close once all spots are full. 
  • All students under 18 must complete a permission slip by Nov. 4, 2019, to confirm your reservation. Space will be forfeited if they are not turned in on time. 
Thu
Feb
6
Location:
La Sala - University Center Building
Feb 6 2020 - 8:30am

Spend a day at ASU West learning! 

Arizona State University, West 
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open to teachers of middle and high school

Register Now

We are offering two professional development days for middle and high school educators. Our goal is to give you structured professional learning that results in changes in teacher practices and improvements in student learning outcomes.  You will work with your fellow teachers to solve problems, share ideas and collaboratively create ideas that will make an impact in your classroom. Certificates are issued to those that complete the full day. This will be documentation for one CEU. 

Day One: Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:30a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Middle School: Gear up for robots – build – wire and program!
High School: Dive into cyber fundamentals and tools 

Day Two: Friday, February 7, 2020 8:30a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Middle School: Explore STEM basics + cyber fundamentals 

High School: Gear up for robots – build – wire and program!
Middle School & High School: Gear up for robots – build – wire and program! 

Looking for interested teachers who want to learn about robotics.  During this professional development, you will build, wire, and program a robot from scratch! No prior experience needed! We provide everything for you, come be a Maker!  

Instructor Jonah Lerner is a current Master's student at the ASU Polytechnic campus.  His Master's Thesis is focused on instructing teachers on how to use a low budget, variable-length, Arduino-based robotics unit with a series of professional developments. Every teacher will leave with a kit that can used during and after the training day.  When not working on his thesis, he is a mentor for an Arizona High School robotics team, FRC Team 2375, Dragon Robotics. Come learn from one who had built and torn apart many a robot!   

High School: Dive into cyber fundamentals and tools 

Middle School: Explore STEM basics + cyber fundamentals 

Cybersecurity Fundamentals is a high school level course designed for students interested in cybersecurity careers. The US Cyber Range allows schools to let students explore cybersecurity in a hands-on, first-person setting. Educators can explore the range and will access the content. In this session, you will gain access to free curricula that is both rigorous and relevant. Our instructors will lead you through a number of lessons in the curricula so that you can make immediate and effective use of it upon return to your school. Additionally everyone goes home with temporary access to an online cyber range so that you may practice the hands-on components of the content in a supportive setting before being using it in your classroom. 

Topics: 
* Intro to Linux - how to navigate the virtual device 
* Network Mapping - Nmap and Zenmap 
* Packet Capture and Analysis - Wireshark 
* Password Auditing - John the Ripper 
* Penetration Testing - Kali Linux with Metasploitable 

Cybersecurity STEMploration  

From learning about digital life, the impact it has, and the threats associated with it, educators will engage with curriculum for young cybersecurity specialists. Discover methods in securing data and avoiding data breaches, the protocols of networking, as well as the basics in finding system vulnerabilities. 

  • Digital Citizenship 

  • Threat Prevention 

  • Cybersecurity Careers 

  • Encryption and Ciphers 

  • Physical and Digital Security 

  • Password Safety 

  • Firewalls and Protocols 

  • Ethical Hackings 

  • Into to Networking 

  • Vulnerabilities 

 

John Ownby


Jon 
Ownby is a Curriculum Development Specialist with the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC). Jon has extensive experience in the K-12 school system with 10 years teaching of experience focusing on science, math, and social studies. Currently, Jon serves on the development and training teams at NICERC where he develops content and trains teachers across the country on STEAM Fundamentals, STEM EDA, micro:bit and Cyber Literacy curricula. 

 

Chuck Gardner


Chuck is a former high school cyber and technology teacher. He holds an 
EdD (Educational Leadership) and an MBA (Marketing) from the University of Phoenix and a BS (Marine Transportation) from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. After leaving the maritime industry in 2006 he became a career-changing educator, first teaching algebra and geometry in middle school, then moving to high school, where he first encountered NICERC and wrote content for them. As the director of curriculum, he now oversees a team of content authors and subject matter experts and helps deliver professional development workshops across the country.  

 

Trista Zobitz


Trista Zobitz manages the Cybersecurity Education Consortium (CEC) at ASU. The goal of the CEC is to expose students in K-12 to the field of cybersecurity to begin to build the cybersecurity workforce of the future.  Additionally, Trista has been a classroom teacher for 15 years in a middle school classroom.  She has experience with curriculum writing and most recently developed a Cybersecurity Curriculum
 for 6th -8th students that is piloting in several Arizona schools this year.

Fri
Feb
7
Location:
La Sala - University Center Building
Feb 7 2020 - 8:30am

Spend a day at ASU West learning! 

Arizona State University, West 
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open to teachers of middle and high school

Register Now

We are offering two professional development days for middle and high school educators. Our goal is to give you structured professional learning that results in changes in teacher practices and improvements in student learning outcomes.  You will work with your fellow teachers to solve problems, share ideas and collaboratively create ideas that will make an impact in your classroom. Certificates are issued to those that complete the full day. This will be documentation for one CEU. 

Day One: Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:30a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Middle School: Gear up for robots – build – wire and program!
High School: Dive into cyber fundamentals and tools 

Day Two: Friday, February 7, 2020 8:30a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Middle School: Explore STEM basics + cyber fundamentals 

High School: Gear up for robots – build – wire and program!
Middle School & High School: Gear up for robots – build – wire and program! 

Looking for interested teachers who want to learn about robotics.  During this professional development, you will build, wire, and program a robot from scratch! No prior experience needed! We provide everything for you, come be a Maker!  

Instructor Jonah Lerner is a current Master's student at the ASU Polytechnic campus.  His Master's Thesis is focused on instructing teachers on how to use a low budget, variable-length, Arduino-based robotics unit with a series of professional developments. Every teacher will leave with a kit that can used during and after the training day.  When not working on his thesis, he is a mentor for an Arizona High School robotics team, FRC Team 2375, Dragon Robotics. Come learn from one who had built and torn apart many a robot!   

High School: Dive into cyber fundamentals and tools 

Middle School: Explore STEM basics + cyber fundamentals 

Cybersecurity Fundamentals is a high school level course designed for students interested in cybersecurity careers. The US Cyber Range allows schools to let students explore cybersecurity in a hands-on, first-person setting. Educators can explore the range and will access the content. In this session, you will gain access to free curricula that is both rigorous and relevant. Our instructors will lead you through a number of lessons in the curricula so that you can make immediate and effective use of it upon return to your school. Additionally everyone goes home with temporary access to an online cyber range so that you may practice the hands-on components of the content in a supportive setting before being using it in your classroom. 

Topics: 
* Intro to Linux - how to navigate the virtual device 
* Network Mapping - Nmap and Zenmap 
* Packet Capture and Analysis - Wireshark 
* Password Auditing - John the Ripper 
* Penetration Testing - Kali Linux with Metasploitable 

Cybersecurity STEMploration  

From learning about digital life, the impact it has, and the threats associated with it, educators will engage with curriculum for young cybersecurity specialists. Discover methods in securing data and avoiding data breaches, the protocols of networking, as well as the basics in finding system vulnerabilities. 

  • Digital Citizenship 

  • Threat Prevention 

  • Cybersecurity Careers 

  • Encryption and Ciphers 

  • Physical and Digital Security 

  • Password Safety 

  • Firewalls and Protocols 

  • Ethical Hackings 

  • Into to Networking 

  • Vulnerabilities 

 

John Ownby


Jon 
Ownby is a Curriculum Development Specialist with the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC). Jon has extensive experience in the K-12 school system with 10 years teaching of experience focusing on science, math, and social studies. Currently, Jon serves on the development and training teams at NICERC where he develops content and trains teachers across the country on STEAM Fundamentals, STEM EDA, micro:bit and Cyber Literacy curricula. 

 

Chuck Gardner


Chuck is a former high school cyber and technology teacher. He holds an 
EdD (Educational Leadership) and an MBA (Marketing) from the University of Phoenix and a BS (Marine Transportation) from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. After leaving the maritime industry in 2006 he became a career-changing educator, first teaching algebra and geometry in middle school, then moving to high school, where he first encountered NICERC and wrote content for them. As the director of curriculum, he now oversees a team of content authors and subject matter experts and helps deliver professional development workshops across the country.  

 

Trista Zobitz


Trista Zobitz manages the Cybersecurity Education Consortium (CEC) at ASU. The goal of the CEC is to expose students in K-12 to the field of cybersecurity to begin to build the cybersecurity workforce of the future.  Additionally, Trista has been a classroom teacher for 15 years in a middle school classroom.  She has experience with curriculum writing and most recently developed a Cybersecurity Curriculum
 for 6th -8th students that is piloting in several Arizona schools this year.

Sat
Feb
22
Location:
West Campus
Feb 22 2020 - 8:30am
Wed
Mar
4
Location:
La Sala Ballrooms - University Center
Mar 4 2020 - 9:00am

This event is specifically designed for middle school girls to familiarize themselves with the field of cybersecurity. Girls will learn the importance of protecting themselves online, become familiar with the Internet of Things, be introduced to cybersecurity and build awareness of the field of cybersecurity. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in hands-on learning, hear from a variety of speakers and meet role models in the field of cybersecurity. 

Free lunch will be provided.

Download a flyer: PDF icon cyberday_for_girls_flyer_2020.pdf

Open to: middle school girls 6th–8th grades

Important things to know:

  • Event is free.
  • Lunch for registered guests. 
  • Registration will close once all spots are full. 
  • All students under 18 must complete a permission slip within 5 days of registration, to confirm your reservation. Space will be forfeited if they are not turned in on time.