The computer lab was filled with the staccato tap, tap, tap of fingers dancing on keyboards. The students’ faces were illuminated by their computer screens as they worked silently, scanning lines of code to see if their simulated cyberattacks would be successful.
Thought leaders from industry, government and academia will gather on Oct. 10 in Sacramento for the State of California Cybersecurity Education Summit.
The summit hosted by California State University, Sacramento, and the California Department of Technology, California Office of Emergency Services, the California Military Department and the California Highway Patrol.
The educational forum offers continuing education units (CEUs) and features content tied to the five pillars of cybersecurity: identify, detect, protect, respond and recover.
The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) recently featured one of Sac State’s students in its Humans of ASHA blog. Coral Connor is finishing up her Second Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology in Sac State’s Speech Pathology Department. The program is coordinated by the College of Continuing Education.
Sacramento’s increasingly progressive farm-to-fork movement is sowing another field of food-consciousness with an inaugural F2F Academy for high school students, to be held twice this summer.
“We’ll get to start the weeklong (program) in the field and end it on the plate,” said Nicole Rogers, 37, who heads the F2F initiative for the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We’re all eaters, and it’s our duty to let (teens) know where our food comes from.”
California State University, Sacramento will launch a new program in 2016 to help community college nursing students make a smooth transition into a bachelor’s program.
The new program expands offerings at the Sacramento State School of Nursing, adheres to recommendations by the Institute of Medicine, and will provide health care employers with a bigger pool of potential employees.
Sacramento State has been the vanguard of nursing education in California for more than 50 years and is leading the way with a groundbreaking post-licensure degree program for nursing students at American River College, Sacramento City College, and Sierra College.
The News10@9 newscast featured the Fashion Academy taught by Ernie Olson, professor emeritus at Sacramento State, and Esther Amato, a lecturer in the Family & Consumer Sciences Department. “It’s a little bit of everything: fashion illustration, creating marketing plans and actually sewing and having fun,” said Amato.
High school students will get a behind-the-scenes look at a TV studio and learn how to write, shoot, and edit video stories at Sacramento State this summer.
The Summer Academies for High School Students program has added Multimedia Journalism to its lineup of hands-on career workshops. News10 reporter George Warren and former News10 anchor Sharon Ito will lead the one-week academy, which runs 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 13-17.