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Workforce Development in Cyber Biosecurity

Principal Investigator: 
Tiffany Drape, research assistant professor, Virginia Tech

Co-Principal Investigators: 
Joseph Oakes, superintendent, Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center; Virginia Tech; Anne Brown, assistant professor, Virginia Tech; Joseph Simpson, collegiate assistant professor, Virginia Tech; Donna Westfall-Rudd, associate professor, Virginia Tech; Susan Duncan, associate director, Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Director, Virginia Tech Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture

Project Description: 
This project will create hands-on learning opportunities for undergraduates interested in cyberbiosecurity careers. Students will learn about agricultural and data security and management and be paired with industry partners to examine and propose solutions for security. Students then will have the option of a paid internship with the industry partner. This project will share all content via open educational resources on multiple platforms, so higher education institutions can replicate and implement their own learning experience.