Mello-Stark and Wills receive $99k grant from the National Security Agency

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April 23, 2018

Grant Title: “GenCyber 2018 WPI CyberSecurity Camp

Suzanne Mello-Stark

Craig WillsPrincipal Investigators: Suzanne Mello-Stark, Research Professor in Computer Science, and Craig Wills, Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science

Funding Amount: $99,429 for One Year

Award Date: April 23, 2018

Sponsor: National Security Agency (NSA)

Focused on increasing interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the U.S. cybersecurity workforce, the GenCyber Program is jointly funded by the NSA and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program sponsors summer camps across the nation. Because of Mello-Stark’s NSA award, another summer camp will be held this year at WPI, enabling students to study computer science and cybersecurity with the hope of encouraging them to continue their education and pursue careers in this area. Mello-Stark has recruited two K-12 teachers to work with the students taking part in the summer camp. Two WPI students will work on the project, as well.