Cal Poly Pomona Cyber Collaborative

K-12 Collaboration

Cal Poly Pomona students and faculty partner with local public schools and community colleges to inspire and mentor students in STEM fields. Multiple programs are offered to enhance student learning and strengthen professional development, preparing students to continue their passions in higher education and open future career possibilities.

Cyber Patriot Program: Current Cal Poly Pomona cybersecurity students participated in their high school’s Cyber Patriot Program, inspiring them to pursue the field in higher education. They continue to participate in collegiate cyber competitions, consistently ranking high regionally and nationally. Cal Poly Pomona students and faculty lend their experience and expertise to local high schools, preparing young students for a future in cybersecurity.

Computer Science Summer Camp: Students from grades 8 to 12 are immersed in trending programming languages to create and build applications, taught by Cal Poly Pomona Department of Computer Science faculty and students. Basic level courses are available to new and interested coders.

Femineer: Created and funded by Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering in 2013, The Femineer program provides K-12 students with hands-on learning STEM programs with female engineering student mentors. Projects include creative robotics, wearable technology and Pi Robotics. Teachers receive training to enhance the program at their respective schools. A summit and day camp are held on campus each year.

  • INSIGHT into Diversity: Inspiring Programs in STEM Award, 2019
  • White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Award, 2015.

GenCyber Camp: Cal Poly Pomona proides cybersecurity training for secondary school students and teachers, from grades 9 to 12. Participants are introduced to the fundamentals of operating systems, forensics and networking concepts in the field of cybersecurity. They learn from industry professionals and become involved in cybersecurity competitions, certifications, and curriculum and career development.

High School Programming Contest: Hosted by Cal Poly Pomona, middle school and high school students come to the university to compete individually or as a team against other schools, demonstrating their programming and problem-solving skills by attempting to solve six programming problems within three hours. Cal Poly Pomona students volunteer for the event and guide their youngest peers

igniteCS Programming Expo: Students from kindergarten through grade 12 can present live demonstrations on coding projects, including algorithms, cyber security, game and animation, hardware and electronics, mobile and web, robotics, and software applications and systems.