Aurora College Students Devise Plan To Fight Local Extremism

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Community College of Aurora Students Win Anti-Terrorism Contest
The winning team from the Community College of Aurora, including team member Sharona Grinsteiner (center). Also attending were U.S. Attorney John Walsh (far right) and former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter (2nd from right).

The United States is launching an effort to counter the dominance of groups like ISIS on social media and officials are drawing on some experts: college students.

Last week, teams from three Colorado schools competed in a statewide contest funded by the U.S. State Department to come up with a plan for using the internet to take on terrorism. The Community College of Aurora beat out groups from the Air Force Academy and the University of Colorado Boulder.

Sharona Grinsteiner is a member of the winning group. She spoke with Ryan Warner.