Welcome to CINSER

Federal Bureau of Investigation (Chicago Office) Round Table Discussion and Tour, Monday, April 17th, 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. RSVP at cinser@csu.edu by 4/4/17 

Argonne National Laboratory Round Table Discussion and Tour, Tuesday, April 18th, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  RSVP at cinser@csu.edu by April 4th

Cyber Day! an Experience for Students in Grades 6 - 12 on April 19, 2017 from 9:00 - 3:30 p.m. Register here!

Cyber Day! an experience for Middle School and High School Teachers and Administrators on April 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 and 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. Register here!

What is CINSER?

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In 2014, Chicago State University (CSU) was awarded a grant to establish an Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence ( IC-CAE).  CSU’s IC CAE is housed in the Center for Information & Security Education and Research (CINSER).  CINSER is the only IC-CAE in Illinois and Great Lakes Region and it is established to offer educational programs and to perform research activities in the area of security and intelligence.

Project Goals

  • Goal One: Establish Chicago State University’s Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence in Intelligence and Cybersecurity Education and Research (IC-CAE ICSER) 
  • Goal Two: Develop an undergraduate minor and   post-baccalaureate certificate program in Intelligence Studies
  • Goal Three: Graduate students with undergraduate minor or post-baccalaureate certificate in Intelligence Studies with minimum professional proficiency in strategic langaues such Arabic, Hausa, or Kiswahili
  • Goal Four: Conduct an annual series of conferences, colloquia, seminars and workshops with higher education, government, and industry partners in the region to foster IC-CAE faculty development, student enrichment, and a security culture among the public.
  • Goal Five: Conduct multidisciplinary research to investigate threats, risks, safety, security, and individual privacy among diverse communities in the Chicago region.

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  • CINSER is featured in Impariamo, IC CAE's newsletter, on page 9 Impariamo

  • Moraine Valley Community College and CINSER have been awarded a $500,000 National Science Foundation Grant to Expand Cybersecuirty Education See press release here

  • CSU students, Frederick Williams and Ericka Hutchinson were selected to attend the National Security Analysis & Intelligence Summer Seminar in Washington D.C. from June 5-17th, Students Deborah Culbreth and Emmanuel Bustamante will attend the Summer Seminar from Aug. 7 - 19th

  • CINSER is hosting Cyber Day! a learning opportunity geared to students in grades 6-12 to learn about robotics, programming and issues associated with operating in cyberspace. Cyber Day will be on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. link is here

  • STEM: Explore, Discover, Apply Workshop for Teachers on April 21, 2017 from 9:00 - 3:30. There is no charge for this workshop.Registration link is here

  • CINSER student, Frederick Williams, was named as a 2016-2017 Illinois Technology Foundation Fifty for the Future Award recipient See press release here

Declare the Security and Intelligence Studies Minor

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Meet Project Manager

Ms. Danielle Barefield, Project Manager