TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “Cryptography: Keeping Secrets, Secret!”

Saturday – April 18, 9:30-11:00am

Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology – Syracuse, NY


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Shh! Can you keep a secret? How can you share your secret messages with your friends? From ancient times to modern day, cryptography has provided a means of protecting your information while allowing you to share it. Come try your hand at creating and breaking encrypted messages!

People interested in learning more about cryptography are invited to attend the free Junior Cafe presentation on Saturday, April 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse’s Armory Square. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that people RSVP by emailing jrcafe@tacny.org by April 15, 2015.

Presenter

sarah_muccioDr. Sarah L. Muccio (BS Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude, Youngstown State University; MS, PhD Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University) is a mathematician for the Cyber Assurance Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, in Rome, NY. Dr. Muccio has served as the ACE Internship Director since 2012. In the field of mission assurance, Dr. Muccio works with scientists to mathematically model systems and analyze information. She conducts research on emerging technologies and maps mission essential functions to their cyber assets. Dr. Muccio enjoys educating future cyber security leaders through several Syracuse University graduate and undergraduate courses that she co-created.

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique, a program for middle-school students founded in 2005, features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere and seeks to encourage students to consider careers in these areas. Students must be accompanied by an adult and can explore the MOST at no cost after the event.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.

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