The Expanding Cybersecurity Innovative Incubator to Extended Demographics (ExCIITED) program is designed to give high school students in rural Alabama with little to no exposure to the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields the opportunity to gain insight into cybersecurity, leaving them more prepared for the demands of a cybersecurity-related degree program.


The ExCIITED program has been featured in multiple news articles.

"New cybersecurity program will help prepare students in rural Alabama for careers in the field" by Diana LaChance for UAH News

"UAH cybersecurity program prepares high school students from rural Alabama" by Rebecca Petit for Rocket City Now

Pilot program substantiates efforts to introduce students in rural Alabama to cybersecurity" by Diana LaChance for UAH News


For more information about the ExCIITED program, please contact the CCRE team at