Last updated on November 13, 2023:
- We do not have any plans to host GenCyber camps in the summer of 2024, primarily because of financial constraints.
- 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.
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.
The GenCyber camps will cover various aspects of Cyber Hygiene and fundamental cybersecurity knowledge including security, privacy, cyber ethics, email phishing, social engineering, password management, coding, Linux, networking, common security vulnerabilities and attacks. Camp activities include hands-on exercises, interactive lectures, games, career exploration, and campus tours. Camp participants will not only learn cybersecurity knowledge during the camp, but also serve as Cyber Ambassadors to preach cybersecurity to others after the camp.
The GenCyber camp is co-managed by the Summer Youth Program (SYP) office at Michigan Tech. Want to explore other exciting SYP opportunities? please visit https://www.mtu.edu/syp/.
Previous camps: GenCyber student camps with a theme of "Cybersecurity + AI"
There is no plan to host a GenCyber student camp in 2024.
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:
- 2023 Teacher Camp Video and Photos
- 2022 Teacher Camp Video and Photos
- 2022 Student Camp Video and Photos
- 2021 Teacher Camp Video and Photos
- 2019 Student Camp Video
- 2019 Teacher Camp Video
- Click here to view resources for K-12 cybersecurity/computing education
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: email@example.com