Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars


What's New?

Last updated on July 28, 2023: 

  • A GenCyber teacher camp was held at Michigan Tech during the week of July 24 - 28, 2023. For more information, visit here.
  • Visit the Canvas page to access camp materials and camp schedule.
  • Explore photos and videos from past GenCyber camps by clicking here.
  • If you are a local student and interested in cybersecurity competitions, join the 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

Camp in 2022: GenCyber Student Camp at Michigan Tech - "Cybersecurity + AI"
There is no plan to host a GenCyber student camp in 2023.

Teacher Camp

Camp Title: GenCyber Teacher Camp at Michigan Tech - "Cyber Ambassador"
Date: July 24 - 28, 2023

Submit a GenCyber Teacher Application

Applications was closed now. 

The GenCyber camp a one-week, beginner-level, residential summer program for thirty middle / high school teachers held on Michigan Tech campus, with various pre-camp and post-camp activities during the school year. Each teacher participant will receive a stipend of $600 for attending and completing GenCyber activities. Teachers are expected to develop two lesson plans and implement them in classroom teaching. GenCyber is a live-in program (commuting optional), and is offered at no cost to all participants. 

The camp also includes 8 hours of pre-camp activities and 8 hours of post-camp activities. All these activities will be hosted virtually during evenings or weekends (Date & Time TBA). Camp candidates are expected to participate in these activities.


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. Thomas Cogswell from the College of Computing is the project coordinator. 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: