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Richland College recognized by TSSB, receives grant

Richland College’s Digital Forensics program has received recognition and a $20,000 Texas Skill Standards Board (TSSB) grant to further develop program curriculum.

The TSSB recognized Richland College’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Digital Forensics for “being integrated with the industry-defined digital forensics technician skill standards.”

The skill standards-enhanced program benefits employers and graduates. Graduates can be confident they are gaining skills and knowledge valued by employers in the digital forensics industry, and employers gain a more qualified workforce.

Zoltan Szabo, Richland College’s lead faculty member in Digital Forensics, led the effort with employers to develop the skill standards, and then integrated the standards into the curriculum and applied for program recognition.

Mr. Szabo worked with a panel of experts from regional, state, national and international companies to develop the digital forensics technician skill standards. Participating companies included DFW Forensics, ERASE Enterprises, Stroz Friedberg, Accudata Systems Inc., Digital Discovery, CFSI Inc., Deloitte, Transperfect, Cyber Defense Lab, Shaw Digital Forensics Services, G-C Partners and the Federal Public Defender’s Office.

In September, Richland College was awarded a grant of $510,894 from the National Science Foundation to support and develop the college’s Digital Forensics program. Richland College is Texas’ only Center of Academic Excellence for Information Assurance 2-Year Education and Training.

Richland College has been developing its Digital Forensics program in response to a critical nationwide need for as many as 65,000 new specialists in cybersecurity to prevent and investigate threats to the United States’ cyber infrastructure.

To learn more about Richland College’s Digital Forensics program, visit www.richlandcollege.edu/forensics. To learn more about the TSSB, visit www.tssb.org.


Richland College receives NSF grant for Digital Forensics

Richland College has been awarded a grant of $510,894 from the National Science Foundation to support and develop the college’s growing Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program.

Richland College has been developing its Digital Forensics program in response to a critical nationwide need for as many as 65,000 new specialists in cybersecurity to prevent and investigate threats to the United States’ cyber infrastructure.

Richland College, the state’s only Center of Academic Excellence for Information Assurance 2-Year Education and Training, currently offers an associate degree and a technical certificate in Digital Forensics and Information Assurance.

The three-year grant will help Richland College also to deliver current cybersecurity courses online and to raise awareness of cybersecurity careers among elementary and secondary school teachers, guidance counselors, students and parents in local school districts including Richardson and Garland. Some 180 undergraduate students as well as 500 K-12 students and 50 teachers will participate in the project.

The grant also provides for Richland College to shape transfer agreements in digital forensics with four-year universities and to create a learning model to help military veterans earn digital forensics course credits and degrees.

For more information about Richland College’s Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program, visit www.richlandcollege.edu/forensics or call 972-238-6210.


Camps for young students offered this summer

Richland College is offering two camps this summer for young students. See below for details. Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas.

Richland College STEM Camp 2013
Richland College will once again offer its industry-recognized summer camp to introduce young students to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The three-week camp designed for students ages 13-18 will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, June 10-28, at Richland College. Tuition for STEM Camp is $300. Enrollment is limited to 100 students who must be U.S. citizens or documented residents. Visit www.richlandcollege.edu/engineering/stem for more information and for an application. To register, contact Teresa Lynd at tlynd@dcccd.edu or 972-238-3797, Jocyln Hanson at josshanson@dcccd.edu or 214-890-3849, or Roderick Crowder at rcrowder@dcccd.edu or 972-238-6934.

Richland College Robots-4-U Summer Day Camp
Richland College is hosting three sessions of Robots-4-U summer day camp. Campers ages 7 to 17 will learn science, problem solving, teamwork and technological skills as they build robots. Robots-4-U provides boys and girls a hands-on learning experience for beginner to master levels. Tuition for the five-day camp is $399.95 per camper. Robots-4-U is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the weeks of June 10-14, July 22-26 and Aug. 12-16.  Campers need to bring their lunches. Class size is limited. For more information, call 972-782-2503 or visit www.robots-4-u.com/c-richland-college-robotics-day-camp.html.


Richland offers spring break robotic camp for young students

Richland College is hosting the Robots-4-U day camp from March 11-15 for students ages 7 to 17. Campers will learn science, problem solving, teamwork and technological skills as they build robots. Robots-4-U provides boys and girls a hands-on learning experience for beginner to intermediate levels. The camp includes daily robotic challenges including dynamic art and a robot competition on Friday.

Tuition for the five-day camp is $299.95 per camper. Robots-4-U is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday the week of March 11. Campers need to bring their lunches. Class size is limited to maintain a one-instructor-to-10-student ratio. For more information, contact Heather Lozano at 972-238-6918 or hlozano@dcccd.edu. To register, visit www.robots-4-u.com/spring-break-dallas.html.

Robots-4-U is offered through Richland College’s ongoing commitment to provide programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to address industry needs and cultivate STEM careers interest for students. Richland also offers a STEM summer camp for middle and high school students. To learn more about the STEM summer camp, contact Brian Fleming at 972-238-6321 or bfleming@dcccd.edu.


STEM camp receives $15,000 grant
Front row, from left: Roger Atkins, NTMA; Karla Chandler, NTMA; Brian Flemming, Richland College; Roderick Crowder, Richland College. Back row, from left: Gail Houser, NTMA; Lisa Ellard, NTMA; Todd Ellard, NTMA; and Kory Goldammer, Richland College.

Front row, from left: Roger Atkins, NTMA; Karla Chandler, NTMA; Brian Flemming, Richland College; Roderick Crowder, Richland College. Back row, from left: Gail Houser, NTMA; Lisa Ellard, NTMA; Todd Ellard, NTMA; and Kory Goldammer, Richland College.

Richland College received a $15,000 grant from the National Tooling and Machining Foundation to provide the college’s annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) summer camp for young students.

During the three-week camp, held in June and July, middle and high school students explore fields of study including aerospace, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering; CAD/CAM manufacturing; engineering and manufacturing technology; and Web design and multimedia.

Campers also are introduced to the instructional opportunities and student services at Richland College. STEM camp culminates with a rocket launch competition beside Lake Thunderduck on campus.

Brian Fleming, Richland STEM camp director and engineering technology professor, worked closely for a year with Karla Chandler at the North Texas Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) on the grant proposal.

“We worked hard for it,” Mr. Fleming said. “We lost our original funding for the camp. This grant will make it possible for us to provide the camp for the third year.”

Mr. Fleming said that having a partner like the NTMA has been invaluable.

“I have worked with the NTMA quite a bit. They offer materials and full-semester scholarships to our college students,” he said. “They give me as much support as possible.”

Throughout the years, Richland College has cultivated strong programs in STEM fields to address industry needs and provide success for its graduates. Richland’s STEM camp has been recognized by industry leaders, earning nomination for the Metroplex Technology Business Council’s 2012 Tech Titan Award and an award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

For more information about the 2013 Richland College STEM camp, contact Mr. Fleming at 972-238-6321 or bfleming@dcccd.edu.


Metroplex Technology Business Council Names Richland College 12th Annual Tech Titans Awards Finalist

The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), the largest technology trade organization in Texas, has named Richland College a finalist in the Tech Titans of the Future, University Level category as part of the 12th Annual Tech Titans Awards. Tech Titans are recognized as outstanding technology companies and individuals in the North Texas area who have made significant contributions to their industries during the past year.

The Tech Titans Award winners will be revealed at the Tech Titans Award Gala at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, August 24. More information about the event is available at www.techtitans.org.
“Tech Titans is the premier recognition of innovative technology companies and individuals who contribute to the vibrancy and success of the North Texas region,” said Charlie Vogt, president and chief executive officer of GENBAND, and chair of the MTBC’s Tech Titans steering committee. “These pioneers are impacting tomorrow’s technology today with their innovation, leadership and advocacy. We look forward to showcasing their groundbreaking advancements that are being made in our own backyard.”

Richland was nominated for its 2011 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camps. Two 10-day camps were hosted and served 50 students in grades 8-11 from Richardson and Garland ISDs. Campers participated in overview sessions of STEM careers presented by Richland students and faculty members and chose a discipline they wanted to explore in greater detail. Students worked together to complete a project related to the overriding “Rockets!” camp theme while learning about engineering concepts, design theories, manufacturing processes, technology, project planning, budget, time lines, time constraints and team work.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the MTBC for our work on the STEM camp. Our faculty worked long hours to plan and execute the camp,” said Martha Hogan, executive dean of the Richland College School of Engineering, Business and Technology. “This recognition of their hard work strengthens our determination to continue to emphasize the importance of STEM education to develop a strong, technically qualified workforce for the North Texas Area.”

Besides the MTBC and Title Sponsor SoftLayer, other supporters of the Tech Titans Awards event include Ericsson, Digital Realty Trust, Fujitsu Network Communications, Deloitte, AT&T, BKD LLP, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, Employer Flexible, Cisco, NetApp, Oceus Networks, Cologix, Haynes and Boone LLP, Cisco, GENBAND, AVMG and the Dallas Business Journal. Travis Wolff and Comerica Bank Life Science are sponsors for Fast Tech. The Fast Tech Awards recognize the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex over a three-year period.


For a 2nd year, Richland hosts summer camp for teens interested in science, technology, engineering and math

20120626-0134_webRichland College is offering summer camps to introduce young students to a variety of careers and occupations in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). There are two STEM camps to choose from: June 13-26, 2012, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Tuition: $275 before May 31; $300 after); or, July 11-24, 2012, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Tuition: $275 before June 18; $300 after).

These camps are geared toward students ages 14-17 interested in potential career paths in STEM fields. Enrollment is limited to 80 students per session who must be U.S. citizens or documented residents. Requirements include a current school grade report and passing TAKS scores and a math or science teacher nomination.

During the two-week STEM camp, students will explore numerous career options, including:

•Aerospace Engineering
•CAD/CAM Manufacturing
•Civil Engineering
•Electrical Engineering
•Engineering Technology
•Manufacturing Technology
•Mechanical Engineering
•Web Design & Multimedia

Students will participate in tours and attend seminars with Richland College experts in areas related to student success in higher education, such as financial aid, academic advising, career exploration and planning, learning support services, and student activities. Students will be presented with options and will then select a program track they wish to explore in greater detail for the remainder of the camp. They will work together along with Richland College faculty to complete an integrated project related to an overall camp theme.

To register, contact:

Teresa Lynd
972-238-3797
tlynd@dcccd.edu

or

Jocyln Hanson
214-890-3849
josshanson@dcccd.edu

For more information, call 972-238-3797 or visit http://www.richlandcollege.edu/engineering/stem.


Online security focus of forum co-hosted by Richland College and SMU, Sept. 28

Richland College and Southern Methodist University (SMU) will co-host a Cybersecurity Forum, 3-5 p.m., Sept. 28 at SMU’s Caruth Hall, room 147, located at 3145 Dyer Street in Dallas. This free event is for students interested in studying information assurance and members of the general public who are interested in learning about online safety.

This event is being initiated by the Department of Homeland Security as part of a national campaign to promote cybersecurity education. Richland College and SMU students, as well as industry professionals, will give cybersecurity presentations. The Department of Homeland Security will also give a presentation related to identity theft, phishing and fraud, cyber predators and cyber bullying. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions following all presentations.

Students who would like to learn about security research at four-year institutions may come as early as 1 p.m. to meet and talk to undergraduate and graduate students.

To register for this free event, please visit http://stopthinkconnect.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Zoltan Szabo, digital forensics professor, at Richland College, at 972-238-6059 or zszabo@dcccd.edu.


Richland to host free summer camp for teens interested in science, technology, engineering and math

Richland College has partnered with the Texas Workforce Commission to provide an introduction to a variety of careers and occupations in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). There are two STEM camps to choose from: June 15-28, 2011, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. or July 13-26, 2011, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

These free camps are geared toward students ages 14-16 interested in potential career paths in STEM fields. Enrollment is limited to 50 students per session who must be U.S. citizens or documented residents. Students accepted to the program will receive a scholarship from the Texas Workforce Commission to cover all costs of attendance.

During the two-week STEM camp, students will explore numerous career options, including:

• Biomedical Engineering
• CAD/CAM Manufacturing
• Computer Science
• Civil Engineering
• Digital Forensics
• Electrical Engineering
• Engineering Technology
• Mechanical Engineering
• Web Design/Multimedia

Students will participate in tours and attend seminars with Richland College experts in areas related to student success in higher education, such as financial aid, academic advising, career exploration and planning, learning support services, and student activities. Students will be presented with options and will then select a program track they wish to explore in greater detail for the remainder of the camp. They will work together along with Richland College faculty to complete an integrated project related to an overall camp theme.

To register, contact:

Jean Carter, Director, School Alliance & Institutional Outreach
972-761-6736
jcarter@dcccd.edu

or

Megan Farmer, Student Services Assistant
972-238-3784
mfarmer@dcccd.edu

For more information, call 972-761-6713 or visit www.multimedia.richlandcollege.edu/stem.