Investing in our nation's future through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education (focused on K-12) is part of our mission. We pursue this by:

Some of the existing STEM programs we support or have supported are:

Cyber Snackz

Our activity book helps elementary school kids learn age-appropriate cybersecurity principles through a cast of adorable animals. Learn more about Cyber Snackz here.

Cyber Patriot

The MCPA's support of the Cyber Patriot program is solidified by the Cyber Patriot's Commissioner (Retired Brigadier General Bernard Skoch) serving on the MCPA Board of Advisors. The General can be seen here representing Cyber Patriot at an event organized by the MCPA. 

Army JROTC Cyber Program

The MCPA supports this cyber-focused high school program offered by the US Army in a number of ways. See LTG Fogarty (Commander of the Army Cyber Command and MCPA Advisor) at the MCPA table during the kickoff ceremony for the Army JROTC Cyber Program). Find out more about it here.

Coder Dojo

Some of our Chapters have partnered with existing organizations with a great track record in K-12 STEM like Coder Dojo. This 2016 picture was from the San Antonio student's first "promotion" ceremony from white to blue belts.

Awareness Items

We distribute various items to help educate and share awareness about cybersecurity threats. The reusable American-made webcam jammers featured in this picture are able to be ordered on the member-only intranet.

Tuition Discount

Capitol Tech provides all active duty military a reduced tuition rate of $250 per credit hour for bachelor courses and $350 per credit hour for master courses.  Capitol Tech will provide all MCPA members a 25% discount off doctorate course tuition and MCPA members who are not active duty will receive 25% off the regular bachelor or master course tuition rate. Save your MCPA membership verification email as a pdf and send it to Cap Tech as proof of membership.