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VIEDA to host free webinar on the State of Internet Connectivity


(Official release)

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – August 31, 2020 — The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) invites the community to join the informational webinar titled, “The State of Internet Connectivity in the U.S. Virgin Islands”. This webinar will be held virtually at 10AM on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 via Zoom, a software-based platform for video and audio communications, and can be viewed through Facebook livestream at www.facebook.org/usvieda.

Interested individuals can register for the webinar by clicking here.

Or, visit https://www.usvieda.org/webinar-state-internet-connectivity.

After registering, individuals will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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UVI Graduates Help Design Cyber Security Training and Competition for Middle and High School Students


VI High Schooler Wins the Competition

Recent UVI graduates Jair and Bashiri Smith participated in a 10-week virtual summer internship at Sandia National Laboratories (Photo courtesy of UVI)
Recent UVI graduates Jair and Bashiri Smith participated in a 10-week virtual summer internship at Sandia National Laboratories (Photo courtesy of UVI)

(Official press release)
Three recent University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) graduates participating in a 10-week summer internship program at Sandia National Laboratories played an important role in developing a cybersecurity training program and competition for middle and high school students in the Virgin Islands and mainland U.S. UVI interns Jair Smith, Bashiri Smith and Lorenzo Laplace helped develop training materials and competition questions for the 41 participating students, including 24 students from six different public and private schools throughout the Virgin Islands. The competition was part of the week-long Sandia Cyber Educational Training program (GET S.C.E.T) which took place online in July.

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