CyberPatriot & StellarXplorers Break Registration Records
AFA is thrilled to announce that its CyberPatriot program has registered 5,584 teams for its tenth season of the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, a 26 percent increase from the 2016-2017 competition year.
"The growth of the CyberPatriot program has been amazing to watch year after year," said Rachel Zimmerman, CyberPatriot's Director of Business Operations. "We're excited to reach even more students this year with the goal of drawing them to STEM education and careers."
Teams registered represent all 50 States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the U.S. Department of Defense schools in Europe and the Pacific, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hungary, Spain, Guam and the United Arab Emirates.
Learn more about CyberPatriot, here.
AFA’s newest STEM education program, StellarXplorers, also closed registration earlier this month, registering 180 teams for the fourth season of the program’s National High School Space Competition, also seeing a dramatic increase in registration from the previous year.
"It's both exciting and gratifying to see the growth of the Program," said Stephen Gourley, StellarXplorers Program Director. "Having so many talented students and their dedicated educators participate bodes well for aerospace education and our nation."
High school students from 31 states and three overseas locations including, Kaiserslautern, Germany, Guam, and Osan Air Base, South Korea, will be represented during the 2018 competition season. Over two-thirds of the teams are involved in Navy JROTC, Marine Corps JROTC and Civil Air Patrol.
The StellarXplorers program is designed to inspire and attract high school students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education careers through hands-on learning about technology by exercising critical thinking skills and emphasizing teamwork.
Learn more about StellarXplorers, here.