The Cyber Innovation Center or C.I.C. provides many important roles for U.S. defense but also education. However, the progress of its educational program, meant to prepare young Americans for jobs in technology, will slow down thanks to the fiscal cliff.
"We've been asked by the Department of Homeland Security to help reinvigorate the education path of science, technology, engineering and math," C.I.C.Executive Director Craig Spohn said.
He says that's because of the success rate of a curriculum in those subjects developed by his organization, which Ark-La-Tex schools have used for some time.
The C.I.C. program makes learning sciences and mathematics hands-on in some cases.
The program also uses uses tools like robots to teach students, instead of traditional textbooks
Sphon says that helps them learn basics in computer programming, engineering and more.