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Smith School Part of $5M Grant from NSF for Cybersecurity Education

Jan 12, 2018
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The Robert H. Smith School of Business has a stake in the University of Maryland mission targeted by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) recent $5 million grant to enhance educational opportunities related to UMD’s Honors College's Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) program.

This 5-year grant is part of NSF's CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program and resulted from a proposal submitted by a multidisciplinary team of UMD faculty members, including co-principal investigator Lawrence A. Gordon, the Smith School's EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance

The grant will help to facilitate UMD's campus-wide focus on cybersecurity education and research. This includes the ACES program course Accounting and Economic Aspects of Cybersecurity, taught by Gordon.

Other units of UMD involved in this grant are the A. James Clark School of Engineering, College of Computer, Mathematical & Natural Sciences, School of Public Policy and the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

Read the UMD announcement of the grant here.

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The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty masters, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.