CyberStart America gives students in grades 9–12 free access to the world-renowned CyberStartgame, in which students will tackle four unique bases, each focusing on offensive and defensive cybersecurity disciplines. Students can explore more than 200 security challenges, which they will then solve as a cybersecurity agent investigating criminal gangs. They also get access to an extensive field manual featuring video demos, top tips, and essential background information to help with the challenges. Students are invited to unlock a hidden interest, progress from novice to expert, and demonstrate their skills to win scholarships.”
Deadline: Registration opened on October 4, 2022; students can play until April 4, 2023.
The idea behind Ready Maker is to get everyone into coding—young students and beginners alike—by using gaming as an entry point. Since playing games appeals to many students, building one is a fun way to learn coding without focusing on the nitty-gritty of the code itself.
Two nonprofits, Experience Camps and Connected Camps, and University of California, Irvine have joined forces to create a Minecraft server that connects and supports students who have experienced loss. Children who join ExperienceCraft can build, chat, play, and share with one another across a wide variety of in-game activities. But those who participate have all had one unfortunate experience that ties them together.
Students in grades 4 and above can go on a behind-the-scenes virtual tour from NASA’s Johnson Space Center and explore the Callisto technology experiment that is heading to the Moon during the Artemis mission.