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Gannon Invites High School Students To Compete In Annual Hackathon

Gannon University Institute of Health and Cyber Knowledge | Hackathon

Gannon University Institute of Health and Cyber Knowledge | Hackathon

As the threat to cyber network security grows, cyber experts are working to eradicate all operating hackers and reverse the trajectory of this cybersecurity issue. But ironically enough, doesn’t this mean preparing future professionals to become hackers themselves? Yes! 

That is why Gannon University is welcoming junior and senior high school students across the nation to participate in its annual Hackathon series. This is a hybrid of online to on-site cybersecurity events where students compete for the chance to win a variety of prizes, including a full-tuition scholarship, while developing today’s much-needed web-based hacking skills. 

The event is composed of two parts: a virtual competition in which students can participate in one of the two events to be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 to 3 p.m. or Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 to 3 p.m., followed by the on-site, final competition for eligible students on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020.  

Students must be a junior or senior in high school to register and may participate in one of the two virtual events. The cost to participate in Gannon’s Hackathon is free. 

The virtual competition will serve as a gateway for high school seniors to be invited to the on-campus Hackathon for the chance to win either a full-tuition scholarship or other scholarship dollars to Gannon University.  

This innovative event is designed to boost cybersecurity education and awareness within communities while allowing students to engage with Gannon’s two newly launched programs, cybersecurity and cyber engineering. 

With an expected $6 trillion in annual expenses by the year 2021 as the result of cybercrime damage, equipping students to effectively counter attacks on the security of the cyber network is essential. 

Gannon University is looking for students interested in developing ethical hacking skills while competing for the chance to win scholarships and other prizes. Do you have what it takes? 

To register, visit hackathon.gannon.edu. 
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