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Summer Cybersecurity Camps for High School Students and Teachers

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

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Ben Franske, Ph.D.

Information Technology Faculty

Mary Jo Gardner

GenCyber Program Director

College hosting free summer cybersecurity camps for high school students and K-12 teachers

Inver Hills is awaiting a grant announcement (March) to host two GenCyber camps in summer 2019. These engaging camps will offer hands-on labs and a field trip to learn from cybersecurity engineers, plus all participants get a FREE Raspberry Pi computer!

Cybersecurity Camp for K-12 teachers

When: June 24 - 28, 2019 (tentative)
Where: Inver Hills Community College
Cost: Free!
Stipends: Earn an $850 stipend and clock hours for attending. Help at the high school camp after attending a 2-day workshop in mid-July and earn an additional $1,000 stipend.

Cybersecurity Camp for high school students

When: July 22 - 26, 2019 (tentative)
Where: Inver Hills Community College
Cost: Free!

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 $170,000 GenCyber Grant.

What is the GenCyber program?

GenCyber'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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