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NDSU Computer Science Announces Participation in Cyber Fast Track National Competition
As part of its support for the North Dakota-wide K-20W effort, the North Dakota State University Department of Computer Science announced today that it will have students participate in the Cyber Fast Track program. The K-20W initiative is a collaborative effort with more than 40 public and private sector partners who are advancing statewide efforts to provide computer science and cybersecurity training and resources to North Dakota’s educators and students ranging from kindergarten through Ph.D. students and into the workforce. The Cyber Fast Track program allows students to assess and demonstrate their skills to succeed in cybersecurity careers through a specialized online assessment tool and game.
North Dakota is one of only 26 states eligible for students to participate in the program. Students competing in the Cyber Fast Track program can win prizes from a $2.5 million prize pool including scholarships and access to professional certifications and specialized instructional materials.
“The Computer Science Department at NDSU has been actively participating in the state-wide K-20W initiative,” noted department chair Kendall E. Nygard. “We are excited to be part of this program and encourage our students to engage in the game environment when it becomes available later this spring.”
NDSU Computer Science Graduate Named VP Technology for Forum Communications
NDSU Computer Science graduate Rodney Holm has been hired as the Forum Communications Company vice president of technology. Prior to joining Forum Communications, Holm worked as director of IT and engineering at Email on Acid in Denver and vice president of engineering at FocusVision Worldwide. He joined FocusVision when they acquired the assets of QualVu, which he co-founded and served as the chief technology officer of.
According to the company, Holm will “lead the organization in development and maintenance of digital products, content delivery systems and Informational Technology systems.”
Holm is originally from Jamestown, North Dakota and graduated from NDSU with a B.S. in computer science in 1997.
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