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IE manufacturing, economy keep growing
IE Business Daily
March 12, 2022

Inland Empire manufacturing continued to grow in February, bolstered by a sharp rise in employment and in spite of inflationary pressures.

The region’s purchasing managers index in the second month of the year was 54.8, up from 51 in January, according to the monthly report on manufacturing published by the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino.

But external factors could reverse that trend.

“With the conflict/war between Russia and Ukraine, inflation on the rise, an increase in borrowing rates, snarled supply chains, and talks of gas prices higher than ever seen before, we expect to see continued economic volatility in the Inland Empire economy,” said Barbara Sirotnik, director of the institute.

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CSUSB Cyberlab multiplies student experiences  
Redlands-Loma Linda Patch
March 12, 2022

At a time when the demand is high for expertise in fighting the constantly evolving cybersecurity threats and attacks, the Jack H. Brown College Cyberlab at Cal State San Bernardino provides students with the critical skills and technical experience to jump into professional roles and compete for top-level positions.

Three years ago, the idea for a remotely accessible virtual environment emerged to give students the opportunity to work on projects off campus.Information and decision sciences associate professor Vincent Nestler and assistant professor Jesus Canelon led the initiative, developing infrastructure, securing $7,000 in college support and a $50,000 campus technology grant for significant upgrades, and ultimately tripling the number and quality of student learning experiences. About 95 percent of current students majoring in cybersecurity  are expected to participate in Cyberlab.

"It's leveling the playing field and giving equal access at the same time," said Nestler of the program that has the capacity to support hundreds of students in a 24/7 high-tech virtual workspace for hands-on activities, such as building and testing networks, research, forensics and cloud-based training. "It was great foresight that they had to support this effort. COVID made that benefit very clear." 

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Summer fellowship on data science to be offered at CSUSB as part of NSF grant
Redlands-Loma Linda Patch
March 11, 2022

A summer fellowship program on data science will be offered through a partnership of six HSI Institutions that includes CSUSB.

The 10-week Data Science Summer Camp for undergraduates and graduate students, which includes a $5,000 stipend supported by the NSF, is part of the Data Science Career Pathways in the Inland Empire Grant, which aims to create flexible pathways for data science education in the inland region, said Yunfei Hou, an associate professor in the CSUSB School of Computer Science and Engineering.

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