CyberPatriot Winners Receive
Chapter members attended the San
Antonio Mayor’s Cyber Cup Competition and Awards Luncheon in March. The
luncheon recognized the top CyberPatriot performers among their peers in the
national youth cyber education program.
This year, more than 250 high school and
junior high teams competed. “Adults,
you’re looking at our future!” Mayor Ivy
Taylor said to the crowd. The chapter provided $12,000 in scholarships for the All
Service Division State Round winners
from Alamo Heights Army JROTC and
Best Overall Team winners from Roosevelt High School. Brig. Gen. Mitchel
Butikofer, USAF, 24th Air Force vice
commander, said more students must be
encouraged to get involved in science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and especially cyber, to fill a
shortage of workers. The awards presentation ended with the announcement of a
new elementary school cyber program in
Science Fair Superstars
In March, for the eighth consecutive
year, chapter board members put on their
thinking caps and headed to the Prince
William-Manassas Regional Science Fair
to judge student entries. More than 300
students in grades 6-12 participated,
entering projects in more than a dozen
categories. This year, the chapter again
judged the high school computer science
and engineering categories. The students
came ready to present their projects.
Projects on display ranged from basic
microbiology—“Does the Five-Second
Rule Really Work on Dropped Food?”—to
complex variances—“The Effect of Spectral Normalization on Beamformed Passive Sonar Data.” Chapter President Bill
Jones, along with Operations Vice President Reginald Vaughn and Strategic Initiatives Chair Jeff Thompson, spent more
than four hours judging exhibits and discussing innovation with upcoming leaders
in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM). Along the way, the
judges had the pleasure of awarding more
than $1,000 in on-the-spot cash awards
directly to students.
ALAMO—Cadets get some R&R at the chapter’s “comfort tent” during their April field
day. The chapter provided snacks, drinks and some encouraging words during the annual
competition at the University of Texas at San Antonio campus.
ALAMO—Chapter President Rick Lipsey (far r) and Vice President of Scholarships and Educational Grants Karen Rolirad (2nd from r) present a $6,000 check to All Service Division State
Round winner Alamo Heights Army JROTC during a March luncheon recognizing top CyberPatriot performers. Best Overall Team winner Roosevelt High School also received a $6,000 check.
ALAMO—Chapter members and guests listen to
Col. Pyburn as he emphasizes the human element of
technology during the April Lunch and Learn event.
Pyburn, USAF, 67th Cyberspace Wing commander,
challenges during the
chapter’s April luncheon.
Chapter President Brian
Coffey welcomed Col. Paul
Stanton, USA, to a March
Lunch and Learn event.
The colonel provided
the crowd with the latest
mission and vision of Fort
Gordon’s Cyber Protection
Brigade. The cyber officer
also took questions from
the audience after his
BELVOIR—Chapter President Bill Jones (r)
honors students with on-the-spot cash
awards at the March science fair.