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UVI Graduates Help Design Cyber Security Training and Competition for Middle and High School Students - VI High Schooler Wins the Competition

Three recent University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) graduates participating in a 10-week summer internship program at Sandia National Laboratories played an important role in developing a cybersecurity training program and competition for middle and high school students in the Virgin Islands and mainland U.S. UVI interns Jair Smith, Bashiri Smith and Lorenzo Laplace helped develop training materials and competition questions for the 41 participating students, including 24 students from six different public and private schools throughout the Virgin Islands. The competition was part of the week-long Sandia Cyber Educational Training program (GET S.C.E.T) which took place online in July. 

"The College of Science and Mathematics is very proud of the accomplishments of our graduates in this summer internship program and their contributions back to the Virgin Islands community. Because of their hard work and performance, Lorenzo, Jair, and Bashiri have strengthened our partnership with Sandia and opened new opportunities for the next generation of cyber defenders in the Territory," said Dr. Michelle Peterson, interim dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. 

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI Website- - and from this direct link