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News | March 18, 2016

National Cryptologic Museum Hosts Women in STEM Event

In honor of Women's History Month, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) will host the Maryland STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Festival event, "Women in STEM." NSA subject matter experts will provide briefings, discussions, and hands-on demonstrations representing the exciting work performed by women at the agency. The Women in STEM event will be held Thursday, March 31, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public with a focus on middle and high school female students interested in learning about the science, technology, and mathematics that form the basis of cryptology.

Visitors will be able to speak directly to female scientists, mathematicians, and technical experts about their skills, and what attracted them to STEM fields and government service, while experiencing interactive activities that represent their work.

  • NCM will give a presentation on Women in Cryptology showcasing the history of women's support to protect the Nation.
  • Mathematicians will discuss how cryptology uses math to decode complex messages and will test student's knowledge with brain teasers.
  • Data scientists will provide real-world examples of how to use metrics for decision making.
  • Software developers will demonstrate how to write code that can identify and tag data.
  • Engineers will illustrate how information sharing platforms contribute to the power of teamwork and will have radio-frequency antennas on hand to discuss design engineering.

NSA has contributed major advancements in communication and computer technologies for more than 60 years. That work continues today with state-of-the art innovations in engineering, mathematics, and technology in support of national security.

Serving as inspiration for the next generation, the women of NSA continue to be at the forefront of solving future cyber and mission challenges to help protect and defend our nation.

Visit the museum's Facebook page for updated information on the event. For directions to the National Cryptologic Museum, please visit the National Cryptologic Museum website.