Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars

2018 GenCyber Combination Camp at Marquette University
Monday July 30, 2018 through Friday, August 3, 2018
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Cudahy Hall, 1313 W. Wisconsin Avenue

GenCyber responds to a recognized need to develop cybersecurity awareness and teach sound cybersecurity fundamentals at the K-12 levels. The GenCyber program works to increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity by providing grants to universities, public or private schools or schools systems, not-for-profit institutions, or non-profit institutions to conduct GenCyber camps. 

Each teacher that participates in all camp activities will receive $750 to help cover costs. Each student that participates in all camp activities will receive $50. Lunches will be provided to participants at no charge.

This is a combination camp, which means that students and teachers will have many opportunities to interact with each other. Teachers in particular will be receiving and creating materials for classroom use, while they will also be able to practice.

The camp will allow participants to:

  1. have fun!
  2. interact with social robots,
  3. learn the cybersecurity principles,
  4. program wearable devices and small robots,
  5. find out about careers in cybersecurity,
  6. engage with guest speakers working in cybersecurity

Apply as a student

Apply as a teacher

 If your application is accepted we will notify you and send additional details.

More Information

Who should apply?

Students: We are focused on student campers coming from the Metropolitan Milwaukee area. This will be a day camp for the students. Our target for students is high school students, but middle school students are welcome to apply.

Teachers: While no prior experience is required we will give preference to teachers who are likely to offer the AP CS Principles course during the 2018-19 school year, However, all interested K-12 teachers are encouraged to apply.

Our project plan calls for us to host 30 students and 28 teachers.

Format

 

We will supply all of the resources required for the camp. We will use two instructional labs, that are equipped with desktop work stations for students and teachers and several social robots available in our lab.

Sessions in the camp will be very interactive and include activities, exercises and lectures. Some sessions will focus on students, others for teachers, and some combined. We will draw on materials and exercises freely available from leading cybersecurity and technology organizations. We will have optional evening activities for teachers throughout the week that will provide additional hands-on experience, exploration of cybersecurity materials, assessments, and networking opportunities.