BSU Cyber Squad Headlines

Bowie State University students, competing in a 36-hour hackathon competition for about 250 participants, won second place in one challenge and fifth place in another. The 11 members of the Forensic Technology Information Cyber Squad worked in teams on three different cybersecurity and technology challenges in the Innovation Hackathon at Northern Virginia Community College. The participating studnets are:

  • Mia Hollins
  • Alauna Jackson
  • Angela Latson
  • Alicia Miller
  • Shawn Moses
  • Chevon Nwosu
  • Chadd Philp
  • David Proctor
  • Harrison Razanajatovo
  • Carroll Reed
  • Benjamin Sinclair

The second-place finishers were the competition’s only all-female team – Hollins, Jackson, Latson, and Miller. They won Samsung tablets for their work on a challenge to devise a clever way to use the Raspberry Pi technology to control an electronic appliance. In a project called My Dehumidifier, the students designed a dehumidifier controller and humidity sensor that captured and stored data into an electronic database.

Another team – Reed, Nwosu and Razanajatovo – placed fifth in the challenge to develop a mobile app that could allow a hearing-impaired person to see and feel the music at a live concert. The group called their project the Luminate Media Experience, which allowed someone to see colored shapes that move with the frequency and volume of the music.

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