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NEWSLETTER | March 2017
Cal State Dominguez Hills: Cyber security conference
CSU Dominguez Hills' Cyber Security Club hosted its 1st Annual Cyber Security Conference  & Toro.hack on March 4. Over 200 students from local colleges, middle and high school students participated.

STEM Advantage Scholars and alumni helped plan the event to promote discussion, collaboration, research, and raise awareness of emerging threats in a sophisticated cyber environment.  The event featured industry leaders in cyber security, hands-on workshops, and hacking competitions. 

Photo features STEM Advantage Scholars/alumni, and Patricia Benoit and Piunik Adamian from Southern California Edison, who discussed cybersecurity careers.

Feature:  STEM Advantage alumna Erica
STEM Advantage Scholar/alumna Erica Tinsley was featured in the Loyola Law School news. At Loyola, Erica is earning a Master of Science in Legal Studies, with a specialization in Cybersecurity & Data Privacy. Erica said "I understand the technology, and the MLS will help me work with lawyers to fill in gaps. It will allow me to reach my goal of becoming a trailblazer in cybersecurity."

Erica earned a BA in Computer Technology with a focus on Homeland Security at CSU Dominguez Hills. Today, Erica works as a computing specialist at The Aerospace Corporation.  Click here to read full article.

We are very proud of Erica and all of our STEM Advantage Scholars and alumni - a very talented group!

Ron Guerrier receives Lifetime Achievement Award

STEM Advantage Advisory Board member Ron Guerrier, who is Chief Information Officer at Farmers Insurance Group, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Los Angeles Business Journal CTO Awards on March 22. Joined by a group of Farmers employees, including Marlo Donate, who is on our Board also, Ron accepted the award for his work driving the Ecosystem of Innovation initiative at Farmers. 

Ron has supported STEM Advantage since our launch in 2012. First, at Toyota Financial Services, and now at Farmers, Ron and his team have provided internships, mentorships, and scholarships to STEM Advantage Scholars. Ron's personal commitment to helping women and underserved communities is unparalleled.  

Congratulations Ron! We are honored you are on our Advisory Board!

5th Annual STEM Advantage Scholarship fundraiser

Saturday, April 29 @ 6 pm
South Park Center Penthouse, 1150 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles

For sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets,
click here or contact Carole Schlocker at 310.418.4547

LA Business Journal Award

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