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Doing Business As Name:Purdue University
  • Michael Tu
  • (219) 989-2634
  • John L Sands
  • Keyuan Jiang
  • Benjamin Marrero
  • Valerie Golay
Award Date:12/05/2017
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 3,578,689
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 1,200,110
  • FY 2018=$1,200,110
Start Date:01/01/2018
End Date:12/31/2022
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.076
Primary Program Source:040106 NSF Education & Human Resource
Award Title or Description:CyberCorps (R): Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program at Purdue University Northwest
Federal Award ID Number:1754090
DUNS ID:072051394
Parent DUNS ID:072051394
Program Officer:
  • Victor P. Piotrowski
  • (703) 292-5141

Awardee Location

Street:Young Hall
City:West Lafayette
County:West Lafayette
Awardee Cong. District:04

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Purdue University Northwest
Street:2200 169th St.
Cong. District:01

Abstract at Time of Award

Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security designated National Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education, in collaboration with Ivy Tech and Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC), two CAE-2Y institutions, propose to jointly establish the Purdue Northwest Cyber Defenders Program (PCDP) to recruit, prepare, and support 18 PCDP Scholars at PNW to successfully transition to federal, state, local, tribal or territorial government employment as cybersecurity professionals. This project aims to make a significant contribution to the development of an innovative cybersecurity education system that can train an unrivaled cybersecurity future workforce through the CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. Recruiting students and exposing them to real-world cybersecurity research and practices will motivate them to develop practical expertise in this critical field and allow them to leverage their experience as they enter the government workforce. This project seeks to establish a seamless pathway for students from MVCC and Ivy Tech to continue their higher education in PNW's CAE-4Y cybersecurity program. Mechanisms include new program articulation agreements, curriculum sharing, elective course recommendations, and extra-curricular activity collaboration. The short distances between the 3 institutions make this goal achievable. The PCDP will optimize recruitment by maximizing faculty involvement and information accessibility; developing plans to recruit underrepresented students (e.g., African American, Hispanic, female); and articulating plans to create a student pipeline for the long-term sustainability of PCDP program. The pathway created by this project can provide a practical national model for the transfer of community college students to a bachelor degree program, which will help to greatly improve the four-year program transfer rate for community college students. The success of PCDP program will establish a model for other STEM disciplines in the areas of student outreach, recruitment, mentoring, and placement. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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