Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars


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Last updated on January 27, 2024: 

  • Explore photos and videos from the past GenCyber camps by clicking here.
  • If you are a local middle/high school student and interested in cybersecurity, join CyberHusky team.

What is GenCyber?

The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to help students understand safe on-line behavior, learn fundamental cybersecurity knowledge, increase interest in cybersecurity careers, and improve pedagogical methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula.

The GenCyber camps at Michigan Tech are live-in / commuting programs jointly managed by Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Program (SYP) and faculty from the College of Computing. The GenCyber camps are offered at no cost to all participants. All selected participants will receive a scholarship which covers all tuition, classroom supplies, and room and board. Funding of the GenCyber camps will be provided jointly by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) through awards received by Michigan Tech. The GenCyber camps are contingent on funding availability.

Student Camp

Previous camps: GenCyber student camps with a theme of "Cybersecurity + AI"
There is no plan to host a GenCyber student camp in 2024.

Teacher Camp

Previous camps: GenCyber teacher camps with a theme of "Cybersecurity Ambassador"
There is no plan to host a GenCyber teacher camp in 2024.


Past GenCyber camps:

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The project PI is Prof. Yu Cai from the College of Computing at Michigan Tech. The lead instructor is Mr. Tim Van Wagner who is also from the College of Computing at Michigan Tech.

Steve Kass and Emily Gochis from the Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) provide K-12 pedagogical expertise in curriculum development. The Summer Youth Program (SYP) Office at Michigan Tech offers tremendous help on registration and camp management. Other project personnel include undergraduate students, camp helpers, and SYP staff.

If you have questions and/or would like to be notified about future cybersecurity camps or similar offerings, please contact us at: