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Summer Cybersecurity Camp for High School Students

Inver Hills Community College received a $100,000 grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) to host GenCyber summer cybersecurity camps for students and teachers at the K–12 level.

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Ben Franske, Ph.D.

Information Technology Faculty

Meriem Aman

GenCyber Program Director

College hosting free summer cybersecurity camps on campus

Inver Hills will be hosting two GenCyber camps in summer 2017, one for high school students and one for high school teachers. The camps will provide a series of hands-on labs as well as field trips to a data center at a local company or firm, where participants can talk to cybersecurity engineers in the field.

GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. During the camps, participants will receive a Raspberry Pi computer, a powerful mini-PC they can use to continue their cybersecurity explorations after the camp experience concludes. Teachers assisting at the GenCyber student camp will receive a $1,000 stipend.

To learn more visit GenCyber or read the Inver Hills Receives $150,000 GenCyber Grant.

Thanks to all our 2017 Campers!

Inver Hills Community college has again applied to be a GenCyber site for 2018 but the camps have not been announced yet so we are not taking registrations for 2018 at this time. We expect to find out if we are a camp site this year sometime in March and should be able to start taking registrations a few weeks after the announcement. Watch for information about when and where GenCyber camps will be held this summer.

What is the GenCyber program?

GenCyberGenCyber’s mission is to grow the number of students studying cybersecurity in the United States. The program includes summer camps across the nation designed for elementary, middle, and high school students, and teachers. The camps focus on engaging the learners with sound cybersecurity principles and teaching techniques.

The GenCyber program operates on three primary goals:

  • Increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation
  • Help all students understand correct and safe online behavior
  • Improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content for K–12 programs

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