The idea of a Silicon South was born through a collaborative effort between Mississippi State University's Computer Science and Engineering Department and the College Options Foundation.

Our daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace. [Department of Homeland Security:]

The Charter Leadership Team consists of Mr. Ben Minnifield and Ms. Cynthia Skinner with College Options Foundation and Dr. Sarah Lee, MSU.

The College Options Foundation is partnering with the Mississippi Alliance for Women in Computing to bring computational thinking and cybersecurity awareness to JROTC students.

For information on how your organization may join us in our commitment to the growth of technology jobs and skilled workers in the southern region of the United States, visit our tab on how you can get involved.