IUP GenCyber 2019

  • IUP GenCyber Summer 2019 Program

    GenCyber logo GenCyber is a national initiative that is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency. This program has the following objectives:

    • 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 curricula.

    Previous Camps Information

    The Funded Grant

    Under the leadership of Waleed Farag, grant PI, IUP, along with a selected group of national universities, has again been awarded funding for four years in a row to run the GenCyber program in summer 2019. This year student camp is open to middle and high school students. The prospective camp will address essential security concepts in an interesting, novel approach to foster interest in cybersecurity among middle and high school students in western Pennsylvania.

    Project Summary

    This project will host one free (no cost to participants), five-weekday day camp in summer 2019. Instruction will be delivered by a team of professors with numerous backgrounds but established expertise in cybersecurity teaching and research. The student 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. Upon completion of the camp, participants will have a strong understanding of cybersecurity in addition to mastering basic skills that help them be safer online.

    Student Camp (Middle and High School Students)

    • Camp Dates: June 24–28, 2019

    • Application deadline is May 3, 2019. Please read application instructions very carefully and provide all required information. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 

    • Apply online
      To be eligible to apply, students must be entering seventh grade or higher in fall 2019.

    • Student Flyer

    • Camp Brochure

    • Participation advantages for students

    • Camp Daily Schedule: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (Drop-off 8:40–8:50 a.m. and pick up 4:00–4:10 p.m. at Stright Hall parking lot).

    • Camp detailed schedule - coming soon!

    • Camp curriculum - coming soon!

    Campus Maps 

    If you have any questions, please send an email to gen-cyber@iup.edu.

    Or, contact the grant PI:

    Waleed Farag, Professor of Computer Science

    Professor Farag’s web page
    Phone: 724-357-2608 
    Fax: 724-357-7908