CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program. At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.
The program is collaboration with UCI, Vital Link and the Orange County School Districts. The mission is to provide STEM education
in a hands-on, classroom/project-based learning environment through student participation in a Rescue Robotics Program and
Demonstration. The program is open to high school and college teams.
The program will help students display computer programing skills, as well as skills in analysis, research and testing, and
personnel/cost management that is integrated into the classroom curriculum. During the demonstration phase teams will build one
to five ground, quad copters, or fixed wing rescue robots using open source material resources which may include: Arduino,
Rapberry PI, servo motors, smartphones, RobotC, Cloud storage. Using maps, GPS devices and power of deduction, robots will
navigate through a natural outdoor environment to locate x and y coordinates to find RFID victim chips on a 50 x 50 foot grid. The
team that finds the most victim chips at the end of the period will be recognized.
Student-built robots will compete head-to head in a competition featuring a robotics skills challenge and team challenge
UC-Davis C-STEM RoboPlay
The goal of the RoboPlay Competitions is to broaden student participation in computing, science, technology, engineering, and math (C-STEM) education with positive youth development for all students. The teamwork involved in the RoboPlay Competitions will engage all students, including those who are inclined to pursue careers in the arts or humanities.
The RoboPlay Challenge Competition is designed for K-14 students to showcase their real-world problem solving skills in a competitive environment. This competition simulates an unexpected problem occurring at a remote location such as a space station or planetary habitat, where a robotic solution must be quickly developed and deployed, using only existing resources. The competition challenges students to creatively use modular robots and accessories to complete various tasks. The competition arena and specific challenge will be kept secret until the day of the competition. Using their math, programming, and problem solving skills, students try to most efficiently get the highest score for each task. (read more...)