CYBER SQUAD / BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY - BESmart Hackathon

AIHAJI M KANU

Bowie State University · ATTENDED TCX 2018
I am currently enrolled as a junior at Bowie State University as a Computer Technology major with a focus in Network Security. I maintain a 3.4 GPA average and I am also member of the university’s Cyber Squad and Robotics team. I chose the network security field because of my passion for technology, specifically cybersecurity. I have interned at the Tower Federal Credit Union Headquarters, working with the information security team on multiple projects include firewall analyzing and inventory listings for audits. Fun fact about me is that I am a part of a team of students at my university who have a patent for an innovative solution to mitigate the spread wildfires.

JAHAZIAH BENJAMIN

Bowie State University · ATTENDED TCX 2018
Jahaziah Benjamin is currently a Junior at Bowie State University. She is a Computer Technology major with Database Administration as her focus. Her interest in IT began in high school where she was enrolled in the school’s challenging IT Academy Program. Within that program she learned about hardware repairs, web development, networking, object-oriented programming, and application development. She is currently a research assistant for BSU’s Forensics Information Technology Cyber Squad where she collaborates with other student researchers to produce scholarly works of relevant cyber security topics. She also attends Hackathons across the country including the NOVA hackathon. Jahaziah believes that you can never have too much knowledge and so aspires the learn as much as she can in order to be the thoroughly prepared for the work force.

K’MAR GRANT-SMITH

Bowie State University · ATTENDED TCX 2018
K’mar Grant-Smith is a 21-year-old Junior at Bowie State University located in Bowie Maryland. Before enrolling at Bowie State University, he attended Gwynn Park High school for his entire high school career. He majors in Computer Technology with a track in Network & Systems administration and a minor in music. While enrolled as a full-time student, K’mar maintains a 3.59 cumulative GPA while participating in the University Choir and working as a member of the cyber squad. He has a passion for music education and singing while solidifying a IT skillset. K’mar has taken courses such as Applied Voice, Client Operating Systems, and Computer Networking. The combination of music and technology courses is the perfect fit for him. Along with singing in the University Choir, K’mar has a blast teaching himself the piano. Outside of his technical life, he enjoys singing and learning classical music, more specifically, Italian arias While currently excelling inside and outside the classroom he will soon look for a challenging and rewarding position under the realm of cyber security. K’mar is also a member of the Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement. In addition, K’mar has been maintaining his place on the dean’s list since Spring 2017. K’mar looks forward to new challenges and opportunities wherever they may arise.

MIA SMITH

Bowie State University · ATTENDED TCX 2018
My name is Mia Smith. I am currently a Junior at Bowie State University, majoring in Computer Technology, concentrating in Database Administration/Development and I aspire to be a Database Administrator or Database Developer. I am also interest in cloud computing and quality assurance testing.