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Cyber Competition Team at Tulane SoPA

SoPA Cyber Competition TeamThe Tulane SoPA Cyber Competition Team consists of both graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in competing in local, national and international cyber challenges.

Students volunteer for the team and are then authorized (based on grades, experience and interest) to take a Cybersecurity course elective that hones Cyber skills and creates esprit de corps, while counting towards their program degree requirements. Students who perform well in this course  are then accepted onto the Cyber Competition Team, given the team shirt, and volunteer their time to practicing and competing.


The Cyber Competition Team is guided by Professor Demetrice Rogers

Professor Rogers has been active in the Information Technology and Cybersecurity realm for over 15 years. He is currently serving as an active duty Air Force Cyber Warfare Operator, responsible for protecting the Air Force Information Network. Before his current assignment as a Cyber Operations Planner, Demetrice was an instructor for both the Cyber Warfare Operations course and the Undergraduate Cyberspace Training course at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. Demetrice has amassed over 4200 hours of instructional experience and faculty development training & education. Demetrice holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Computer Science from Troy University and a Master of Science Degree in Cybersecurity Management & Policy from Embry-Riddle University. He holds several industry-related certifications including:

  • GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • Certified Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate


Top Benefits to Students

  • Network and create relationships with like-minded students
  • Learn new skills, and hone existing skills in a course designed to for this, and apply the course to your Program requirements
  • Use your knowledge and creativity to represent Tulane University SoPA Info Tech Department
  • Receive mentoring by Professor Rogers, an industry cybersecurity expert
  • Build your resume and portfolio while enjoying Team activities