MSU and ARC Join Forces to Bring Hi-Tech Education to Our Students

Starkville, MS – Courtesy of the Starkville Daily News

The Appalachian Regional Commission and MSU recently announced that they will be granting over $265 thousand to a fund that will be used to buy computer education equipment for Mississippi students that will include support for cybersecurity learning, among other important subjects. The gear will be accessible from long distance, helping students statewide.

MSU Department of Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Department head Sarah Lee gave some more details: “The proposal is a collaborative project with Mississippi State and the coding academy to provide cybersecurity education to K-12 (level) through workforce development,” Lee said. “You know, sandwiched in between the middle and high school and the workforce development is obviously the college age, but also we’re going to partner with some community colleges. . .

“We’re helping people develop the skills that they need to be successful in the digital economy,” Lee said.

She went on to say that, while the grant will initially serve the state’s 24 ARC-served counties, she hoped the program would grow to serve the entire state and surrounding states eventually.

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