Attention all current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders! Pearl Technology, Richwood Township, Caterpillar, and University of Illinois Extension are excited to announce that registration is open for their STEM Academy! Check out the flyer here! Spaces fill up fast, so be sure to register soon!
This year’s STEM Academy will educate students about cybersecurity. Students will learn how hackers get into systems and how to defend against attacks. They will also learn how to avoid danger in social media and phishing campaigns, as well as use tools like password managers and multifactor authentication. The academy will culminate with a CTF (capture the flag) cyber competition where students will apply what they have learned during the academy to solve problems, “capture” the flag from their opponents, and earn points.
· Monday – Friday, June 13 – 17, 2022
· 9 AM to Noon
· Held at Goodwill Commons, Peoria
· Cost - $25 (waiver application)
· Register at go.illinois.edu/STEMacademy by June 1st