Tennessee to partner with Girls Go CyberStart competition
On Tuesday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that Tennessee will participate in the Girls Go CyberStart competition.
Girls Go CyberStart is an innovative and interactive competition that takes participants through a variety of challenges and puzzles which test decision-making skills and introduces concepts such as open-source intelligence, cryptography, and web application and more to spark an interest in computer science and cybersecurity.
Participants are eligible for 400 scholarships of $500 each for the college of their choice. The three high schools in Tennessee that have the most participants will win awards ranging from $500 to $1,000.
Almost 8 percent of Tennessee’s projected job openings from 2017-2022 are in STEM-related fields.
Governor Lee's administration is working toward propelling Tennessee to the top 25 states for job creation in the technology sector by 2022.