During the week of July 22nd, Maria Sippel, '22 participated in the University of Pittsburgh's Cyber Air Force Association Cyber Camp. With help from Microsoft, AFA Cyber Camp offered high school students insight on cyber ethics, system security, and how to prepare themselves for a career in the cyber security industry.
Maria engaged in a competition to fix vulnerabilities in her system and defend against outside attacks, landing her 3rd place overall. By confronting cyber threats, Maria gained an amazing hands-on experience using her knowledge of STEM. Maria received an award from Mr. Sweeney, Sr. Director and Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft.