Rose State College has received a grant from the NSA (National Security Agency) and NSF (National Science Foundation) to host GenCyber camps in this summer. With a mix of lectures and hands-on, interactive activities, the camp will explore cyber security principles, online privacy and social media to help students, from elementary all the way up to high school, understand safe on-line behavior and increase diversity and interest in cyber-security. Members of the College's Information Technology staff will also provide a "behind the scenes" look of a live functioning large scale network.
Teachers can also go to camp! Teacher looking to learn more about cyber-security can gain knowledge from experienced cyber-security professors to improve their teaching methods with content focused on K-12 computer science.
This is the first year Rose State College has received the Gen-Cyber grant. The award of nearly $100,000 will ensure 200 students can get hands-on experience with interactive activities, field trips and guest speakers. The program will be led by Ken Dewey, director of Cyber Security at Rose State College.
The FREE camps will be offered for elementary school on June 6-7, for middle school on June 8-10 and for high school and teachers on June 13-17. The curriculum is similar in each camp with the exception of the High School and Teachers camps which will provide more in depth information and topics along with a Capture the Flag and other exciting activities.
Applications can be completed online at http://gencyber.rose.edu and are due by May 15, 2016.