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YSU Student Selected for Internship at Los Alamos National Lab

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ryan Slavic, a computer science and information systems major at Youngstown State University, has been selected as one of the 12 inters for a summer program at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The 10-week paid Cyber Fire Summer Program focuses on network archaeology, host forensics, malware analysis and incident coordination. The first three weeks include lectures in the morning and projects in the afternoon, while weeks four through nine cover group projects and advanced topics. The final week includes a mock incident response presentation to laboratory management and a presentation at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Student Symposium.

“This program is quite selective and proves what our students in the CSIS department at YSU are capable of doing,” said computer science and information systems professor Abdu Arslanyilmaz in a release. “As a program at a national laboratory, it will place Ryan in one of the most important research facilities for our government.”

Los Alamos National Laboratory, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, is a national security research center focusing on nuclear, biological and chemical threats. Founded during World War II, it was home to the Manhattan Project, developing the first atomic weapons. Today, research projects are separated into four areas: information, science and technology; materials for the future; nuclear and particle futures; and science of signatures, which studies nuclear phenomena.

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