Ivanka Trump and U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson paid a visit Tuesday to Prince George's Community College.
The first daughter and Wilson met middle school and high school students participating in a a cybersecurity summer camp. Created by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency (NSA), the GenCyber camp was designed for young people who are underrepresented in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) fields.
On Tuesday, students learned to build computer cables. Trump went from table to table talking to the young scientists.
"If you emerge from this week sharing even a small bit of the passion for STEM fields and cybersecurity, then we are all the better for it," she told the crowd.
NSA provost Diane M. Janosek praised the first daughter for visiting.
Great visit to GenCyber Camp today w/ Sec Wilson where we met w/ educators & students passionate about STEM! GenCyber’s goal is to increase interest in cybersecurity careers + diversity in the cybersecurity workforce - critical to the US’s economic prosperity + national security. pic.twitter.com/1byLAmtqys— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 17, 2018
"It is absolutely amazing to have someone at her level come visit a camp like this. It shows commitment from the very top," she said.
For some students, it was difficult to separate the politics of the White House from Trump's visit.
"I don't agree on the things Donald Trump has to say about people in this community. I think everyone is equal in America and in this world," student Kennedy Ramsey said.
Student Bryson Bunns had a different take.
"She kind of shifted my mindset on how I judge and portray the Trump family and the White House staff," he said.
Trump did not take questions from the press.
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