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CyberPatriot Middle School Team

$225

with Jake Williams

Calendar Next session starts Aug 9, 2018 at 12 pm

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period.  Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.‚Äč

The Huntsville STEAM Works Middle School Team is intended for homeschooled students in grades 6-8, and is capped at 6 students, per competition rules. The team meets concurrently with the high school team to learn the content, but competes in separate divisions. Practice typically runs 1 hour, but may run longer as needed. Team practice continues through early April for additional study of CyberSecurity content, or for additional practice time if the team advances. 

Important Note: Scored rounds take place on competition weekends. The team will coordinate a 6 hour period to compete the weekends of November 2nd, December 7th, January 11th, and (if advancing to the SemiFinals) February 1st. The precise 6-hour blocks will be coordinated by team and coach consensus, but flexibile availability during these weekends is essential to participation.  In the event the team advances to the National Finals, the dates are April 7th-11th, 2019.

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FIRST LEGO League Community Team
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FIRST LEGO League Community Team

$240

with Nancy Junkins

Calendar Next session starts Aug 22, 2018 at 5 pm

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students (ages 9–14). Each year in August, FIRST LEGO League introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for teams to focus and research. The robotics part of the competition involves designing and programming LEGO Mindstorms robots to complete tasks. The students work out solutions to the various problems they are given and then meet for regional tournaments to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robots.

The theme for 2018 is "INTO ORBIT".The precise competition dates are released later in the season, with Regional Competition Date options typically in late November or early December. Teams advancing to the State Competition will have practices extending into January.

FIRST LEGO League Homeschool Team

$240

with Jessica Nunno

Calendar Next session starts Aug 23, 2018 at 9 am

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students (ages 9–14). Each year in August, FIRST LEGO League introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for teams to focus and research. The robotics part of the competition involves designing and programming LEGO Mindstorms robots to complete tasks. The students work out solutions to the various problems they are given and then meet for regional tournaments to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robots.

The theme for 2018 is "INTO ORBIT".The precise competition dates are released later in the season, with Regional Competition Date options typically in late November or early December. Teams advancing to the State Competition will have practices extending into January.

Huntsville SCREAM Works

$15

with Drew Carlton

Calendar Next session starts Oct 19, 2018 at 7 pm
3 additional sessions through Oct 26, 2018

Help us unravel the cause of unexplained phenomena at our facility in an interactive paranormal investigation. You'll be recruited into a Huntsville SCREAM Works ghost-hunting division to research our facility's history, interview witnesses, search for evidence, and even try to communicate with a mysterious presence as your team works together to determine the cause of a harrowing haunting.

This is an interactive mock paranormal investigation with a creepy and subtle, not intensely scary, ambiance. It is intended for adults and teens, and is best described as a spooky immersive narrative with an emphasis on mystery and discovery. While not recommended for young children, participants under 13 are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult at all times. Participants are welcome to leave the experience at any time, but there are no refunds.

Each division is limited to eight participants. Groups wishing to book an alternate date should contact Drew Carlton at drewc@hsvsteamworks.org to arrange a private group experience.





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