The Garden City Telegram
9/26/2012
SOUTHWEST LIFE

Classtime Briefs

Students earn degrees from WSU

The following students recently completed degrees at Wichita State University:

Garden City: Elizabeth J. Schoenthaler, bachelor of arts, communication sciences and disorders; Charles E. Wilson, bachelor of business administration, cum laude.

Scott City: Heather M. Edwards, master of education, exercise science; Amy M. Radatz, bachelor of science in nursing, Nursing-Accelerated BSN, cum laude.

KSU cybersecurity program started

To help counter cybersecurity threats, the National Science Foundation has awarded $2.3 million to Kansas State University's department of computing and information sciences to provide scholarships to qualified students interested in becoming cybersecurity and information assurance professionals.

A new course, Cyber Defense Basics, uses a contained off-the-grid cybersecurity lab. The lab allows instructors to test students' abilities to defend against cyber attacks without infecting systems outside the lab. It teaches students the basics of cyber defense and how to counterattack.

Scholarship applicants must be U.S. citizens and will be subjected to background checks. The scholarship package includes a $20,000 to $30,000 stipend plus tuition and fees, as well as money for materials and professional development. Scholarship recipients are obligated to serve a government agency in a cybersecurity and information assurance position for the equivalent number of years they received the scholarship.

For more information, call (785) 532-6350 or xou@k-state.edu.