GenCyber is a national initiative that is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency. This program has the following objectives:
Under the leadership of Waleed Farag, grant PI, and Mac Fiddner, grant co-PI, IUP, along with a selected group of national universities, has again been awarded funding to hold two summer camps in summer 2017. One camp is a combination camp, comprised
of middle and high school students and teachers. The second is an advanced camp for students who have previously participated in a cybersecurity program and/or have proven deep interest and achievement in the technical aspects of cybersecurity. The
prospective camps will address essential security concepts in an interesting, novel, and multidisciplinary approach to foster interest in cybersecurity among middle and high school students and teachers in western Pennsylvania.
This project will host two free (no cost to participants), five-weekday day-camps in summer 2017. Instruction will be delivered by a team of professors with numerous backgrounds but established expertise in cybersecurity teaching and research.
The combined camp will provide a uniformly distributed, engaging blend of delivery that includes direct instruction, group activities, structured discovery, and hands-on, laboratory, and informal instructional techniques to both individual and combined
cohorts. The advanced camp will provide more technically oriented contents. Upon completion of a camp, participants will have a strong understanding of cybersecurity in addition to mastering basic skills that help them be safer online. Teachers participating
are eligible to earn Act 48 continuing education credits.
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Or, contact grant PI and co-PI below.
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