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NSU GenCyber Outreach Activities

2016 GenCyber Summer Academy at NSU
The GenCyber Summer Camp is Full as of Jun 23, 2016.

photo The Information Assurance Research Education and Development Institute (IA-REDI) at Norfolk State University is hosting a two week GenCyber Cybersecurity summer camp for Middle School and High School Students, (rising 8th, through 12th grade). The camp will be held from July 5th to July 15th, 9 am to 4 pm on the Norfolk State University Campus.

Goals of the GenCyber Program

GenCyber is jointly sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal of this program is to increase Cybersecurity awareness among high school students and introduce them to Cybersecurity professions. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of Cybersecurity professionals in the nation as currently the USA has a shortage of Cybersecurity professionals in the workplace to defend the nation against cyber-attacks.

The GenCyber program provides Cybersecurity summer camp experience for K-12 students.

Another goal is to increase interest in Cybersecurity careers and promote diversity in the cybersecurity workforce. The program also aims to increase cybersecurity awareness among students by helping students to understand how to be safe online and the importance of being safe online. For more information on the GenCyber Program please visit www.gencyber.com

What you will learn:

  • Computer Programming Fundamentals
  • Principles of CyberSecurity
  • Operating System Principles
  • Computer Ethics
  • Cybersecurity Careers
  • Cybersecurity Awareness
  • Connect classroom knowledge to the real World through field trips

NSU GenCyber Summer Camp Information

  • Dates: July 5, 2016 – July 15, 2016
  • Time: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Participants: Middle and High School students (Rising 8th – 12th grade)
  • Cost: No cost to apply or attend (Lunch and snacks will be provided)
  • Location: Norfolk State University campus
  • Lodging: Responsibility of camp participant
  • Transportation: Responsibility of camp participant

Application Process: