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Free GenCyber Summer Camp

Monday, June 4, 2018

GenCyber, a program that delivers summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers, chose Marquette University as a 2018 host. The camp runs July 30th to August 3rd and is open to all students and teachers at no cost.

Goals of the camp include promoting interest in cybersecurity careers and supporting students and teachers’ understanding of appropriate and safe online behavior for good digital citizenship.

Students will learn the basics about cybersecurity, discover available careers, find out how to program robots, and take on cybersecurity challenges. Because it is a day camp, students coming from the Milwaukee Metropolitan area are encouraged to apply. Students will be provided $50 to help cover expenses.

Teachers will acquire materials, experience hands-on information related to cybersecurity topics, and learn how to create cybersecurity lessons. All teachers, grades K-12, are encouraged to apply, with preference given to those who offer the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles course during the 2018-19 school year. Teachers will be provided $750 to help cover expenses.

Marquette University will supply all needed materials, including instructional labs with workstations and social robots. Sessions are interactive, with some geared toward students, some for teachers, and some combined.

For more information and application materials, visit the 2018 Gencyber Camp at Marquette University website.