Semi-Annual CAE Member Spotlight

Semi Annually, the CAE Community invites community members to post news and stories about the activities within their programs.

Drone Security with the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio

California State University, San Bernardino


On April 26, 2017, approximately 150 Girl Scouts set aside their cookies to attend a drone demonstration at Bourns, Inc in Riverside, CA. Upon their arrival, the girls learned about the various uses of drones and careers in the field, from reconnaissance to Amazon deliveries. Learning About Drones Dr. Vincent Nestler, with help from volunteers from CSUSB’s Drone Club, hosted the event. In the days leading up to it, volunteers prepared the drones for the demo with firmware updates, iPad updates, and software configuration, as well as by charging batteries and studying materials. Throughout the day, they presented some of the capabilities and limitations of the technology. “We taught them the uses of drones and the practicality of why people have drones,” volunteer Lauren Cirillo... Read More

CSUSB partners with San Gorgonio Girl Scouts to provide free Cyber Security camp

California State University, San Bernardino


Two hours after registration opened for Gen Cyber, a Cyber Security camp for girls in grades 6-11, all 250 spots were filled. The camp is divided into two weeks – 200 middle school girls meet June 19-23, and 50 high school students attend the next week, June 26-30. A large number of students from Title 1 Schools in underserved areas are recruited to participate in the event, and 62% of attendees in 2015 and 2016 qualified for free or reduced lunch. In the first two years of hosting Gen Cyber, a total of nearly 500 girls attended the camp. About the Camp Gen Cyber is funded by the National Security Agency as well as the National Science Foundation. The estimated expense of the event for each girl is over $2000. Every attendee receives a Raspberry Pi (micro-computer), that they... Read More