Video by WMAR 2 News
The fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are welcoming a new generation of young women making their way into the field. At Notre Dame Preparatory School, seventh and eighth graders were recognized for their achievements in technology when they were presented with the National FBI Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS) Award for cybersafety awareness on March 16 by the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office.
Created by the FBI, this free educational program teaches third- through eighth-grade students about cybersafety. The program uses fun tech activities to cover topics such as cyberbullying, online predators, social media and more.
The students at Notre Dame Preparatory School, who are part of Technology and Global Citizenship classes, scored a 90.65% composite score to win in the Starfish category in January. During January alone, 159,365 students at 2,217 schools in each state participated in the program.
“Don’t let this be the end. Let it be the beginning,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone, in remarks made to students. “When I was your age, I didn’t have anyone that looked like me in a position like the one I’m in now. That’ll be you someday. The world is changing, and now more than ever, you shouldn’t let anyone tell you what you can or should become. Optimize your goals and never settle for less.”
View the video above to learn more about the award presentation.