Michael Haney Named One of Idaho’s Brightest Stars
January 28, 2020
University of Idaho, Idaho Falls assistant professor Michael Haney was named one of Idaho’s Brightest Stars of 2020. He will be recognized during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Center for Higher Education Building, Room 104, in Idaho Falls. Established in 2001, the Brightest Stars Awards recognize individuals, businesses, nonprofits and civic organizations, teachers, veterans and students for their commitment to volunteerism. Awards are presented by Serve Idaho, The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor. Haney was recognized in the teacher/professor category for his contributions to cybersecurity education at U of I Idaho Falls as well as Idaho National Laboratory.
In addition to being heavily involved in developing the CyberCore Summer Camp and cybersecurity curriculum, Haney recently led a U of I Idaho Falls team to take first place locally in the 2019 U.S. Department of Energy CyberForce Competition. Haney and his team ranked 25 out of 105 collegiate teams competing nationally.
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The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 11,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky and Western Athletic conferences. Learn more at uidaho.edu