Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Jun 29, 2016
Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA ­­– Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to share that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Columbus State University a $230,486 grant for a new Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site focusing on cybersecurity and mobile sensing. The REU site will work in tandem with the Cybersecurity Center at Columbus State, which was recently designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency.

“I am eager to see the impact Columbus State University will make on students, the community, the state, and our nation using the resources granted by the National Science Foundation,” said Congressman Bishop. “Affecting national security to personal financial security, the advancement of cybersecurity by the supported Columbus State students will strengthen our country’s future as we face new technical developments and the challenges accompanying breakthroughs.” 

“We are very proud to have the National Science Foundation support the work of our outstanding faculty," said CSU President Chris Markwood. "These kinds of nationally competitive grants serve as a tremendous validation to the caliber of our professors, and to the quality of the research being done by faculty -- and the students -- at Columbus State University.”

Eight undergraduate students per summer will have the opportunity to work with university faculty to learn about mobile computing devices and the sensing components used to secure data. The grant beneficiaries will also participate in professional development activities to learn more about careers in the field of cybersecurity.

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