By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale)
For two weeks, students at T.C. Williams High School broke new ground as one of 38 school districts in Virginia to take part in a virtual camp to learn more about cybersecurity.
After hearing guest speakers, learning about career and college readiness and working on subjects like coding and cryptography, the camp came to a close last Friday with a showcase of the robots the students have been building and programming so they can move and flash lights among other actions.
The previous day, the camp hosted its final guest speakers, as Phyllis Schneck and John Robinson of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security discussed careers in cybersecurity and the opportunities available in the federal government.
Schneck is deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications for the National Protection and Programs Directorate in the department