Faisal Kaleem, faculty, Information and Computer Sciences, is the 2016 recipient of the Community Engaged Scholarship Award, presented at the Employee Awards event on April 14. University community members are nominated based on their demonstration of extraordinary leadership and civic engagement through curriculum, teaching, scholarship or service.
Kaleem began integrating community engagement into his computer security course in spring 2015. Each semester, Kaleem’s students develop and facilitate cyber security workshops for youth through the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES).
In October 2015, Kaleem and the cybersecurity student organization collaborated with ICES and the Dayton’s Bluff branch of the Saint Paul Public Library to hold the first, of hopefully many, cyber security community event. Community members were invited to bring their devices to be analyzed by Kaleem’s students for security vulnerabilities and get awareness training.
Kaleem’s passion for engaging his students and the community is well known and this award recognizes the outstanding work he has been doing.