Some area high school students are spending their Spring Breakcompeting for a summer internship at the Rome Research Lab and other various ITcompanies.
This week, the Air Force Research Lab and the Griffiss Instituteare hosting their 4th annual Cyber Challenge competition as one of their STEM (science,technology, engineering and math) initiatives.
Ten teams will have the opportunity to get a new perspectiveon the field of engineering.
“It’s the excitement that these young individuals havelearning math and science and to know that there are great working opportunitieswhen graduating college. They don’t have to leave the Mohawk valley. There arejobs right here,” explained STEM coordinator Helen Rico.
Students will have to design a flight path for an aircraftthat detects and locates a moving ground vehicle.
The winners of this year’s competition will be announcedthis Friday.