Loyola University Chicago today announced it has received a grant for $25,000 from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, to support the Cybersecurity Experiential Scholars Program within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Through this grant, Loyola will support five undergraduate students as they study, perform research, and explore potential careers in cybersecurity with faculty in Loyola’s Department of Computer Science and the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy. Loyola’s cybersecurity program earned designation in 2020 as a National Security Agency / Department of Homeland Security National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through 2025.
“Cybersecurity is a critical aspect everywhere; to excel in this area requires an experiential learning program such as participating in cybersecurity competitions”, says Dr. Eric Chan-Tin, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Lead for the Center for Cybersecurity & Privacy. “We are excited to continue our partnerships with Motorola Solutions Foundation to educate our students.”
The Motorola Solutions Foundation, which has donated $100 million over the past 10 years, focuses its giving on three key areas: first responder programming, technology and engineering education, and programs that blend the two. The Foundation has a long-standing commitment to supporting programs that benefit underrepresented populations and aims to partner with organizations that align to its values of accountability, innovation, impact, diversity and inclusion.
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“The Motorola Solutions Foundation is proud to partner with organizations like Loyola University Chicago that share our values and passion for driving positive change in the community,” said Karem Perez, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We believe in the work that Loyola’s Cybersecurity Experiential Scholars Program is doing and look forward to seeing their continued impact.”
- For additional information on the Motorola Solutions Foundation grants program, visit: com/foundation-grant-partner.
- For more information on Loyola University Chicago’s program in cybersecurity, please visit our website.
About the Motorola Solutions Foundation
As the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, the Motorola Solutions Foundation partners with organizations around the globe to create safer cities and equitable, thriving communities. We focus on giving back through strategic grants, employee volunteerism, and other community investment initiatives. Our strategic grants program supports organizations that offer first responder programming and technology and engineering education, and align to our values of accountability, innovation, impact, diversity, and inclusion. The Foundation is one of the many ways in which the company lives out its purpose of helping people be their best in the moments that matter.
For more information on the Foundation, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/foundation.