Engaging Millennials with Information Technology: A Case Study Using High School Cyber Defense Competitions

Author:
Doug Jacobson, Julie A. Rursch
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01 July 2008
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Those of us in the fields of computer engineering and computer science find ourselves in the middle of an oxymoron. We are at the intersection where enrollments in our disciplines are dropping while at the same time the need for creative minds to solve pressing security problems is on the rise. Our institution, a well-known land grant with robust programs in computer security and information assurance at the undergraduate and graduate levels, recognized the need to encourage more Millennials to study in an information technology-related area and has started a program to try to entice students to enter our chosen professions.

Engaging Millennials with Information Technology: A Case Study Using High School Cyber Defense Competitions