My Connected World is an interactive, web-based course that in-school digital literacy and Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) program designed for 6th – 9th graders. The program is offered free of charge to every school district in Virginia, Kentucky and California – states that Neustar calls home. This program, a partnership between Neustar and EverFi, covers key digital literacy subjects, including how a computer works, the benefits and pitfalls of social networking, the dangers of texting while driving, and how to pursue careers in technology. More than 180,000 students have completed the program and are certified. Neustar has supported the program since 2013 and has reached 1,600 classrooms.
This intensive training program provides low-income adults ages 18-24 with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships. Since we became involved, we’ve had Year Up 11 interns, three of whom we hired full-time.
In the CyberWatch Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense (CCDC) competition, students from regional colleges try to protect networks from a team of hackers.
The George Washington University’s Teachers in Industry Project lets middle and high school teachers get a taste of the work environment for which they’re preparing students. Neustar has offered four-day “externships” to STEM teachers at our Sterling, Virginia campus.
The Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology was created to develop women technology leaders. We’re an annual presence at the Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration event, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, named after a pioneering U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and computer scientist.