GenCyber Teens Program
Clayton State University GenCyber Teens Program (CSU GenCyber Teens Program) provides cybersecurity experiences for students at the secondary level. This program aims to:
- expose students in local communities to GenCyber cybersecurity concepts,
- increase awareness of the potential opportunities in the field of cyber security,
- increase students’ interest in cybersecurity, and
- enhance cybersecurity awareness among the young generation and in local society.
This program is funded by the GenCyber Grants Program of NSA though the NSF.
This program includes two one-week non-residential face-to-face camp sessions in summer 2023 for 8-12 grade students at the CSU Morrow campus, and pre and post camp activities at high schools in the local area. The program provides 54 hours of instruction consisting of 11 hours of pre-camp activities, 13 hours of post-camp activities, and 30 hours of summer camp activities.
What is GenCyber Program?
The GenCyber program provides cybersecurity experiences for students and teachers at the secondary level. The goals of the GenCyber program are to:
- Ignite, sustain, and increase awareness of K12 cybersecurity content and cybersecurity postsecondary and career opportunities for participants through year-round engagement;
- Increase student diversity in cybersecurity college and career readiness pathways at the K-12 level; and
- Facilitate teacher readiness within a teacher learning community to learn, develop, and deliver cybersecurity content for the K-12 classroom in collaboration with other nationwide initiatives.
What is CSU GenCyber Summer Camp?
It is a FREE 5-day NON-RESIDENTIAL face-to-face camp in which students will learn Gencyber Cybersecurity concepts which include defense in depth, confidentiality, integrity, availability, think like an adversary, and data hiding.
Who are the audience of the CSU GenCyber Summer Camp?
The target audience of the program is 8-12 grade students who are a citizen of USA and 13 or older in the local middle or high schools. The camp welcomes students of diverse backgrounds, specifically underrepresented groups such as minority and women students.
How is the Camp delivered?
The camp lessons are delivered face-to-face. The curriculum of the program includes lectures, experiments, hands-on materials, and other fun enriching activities designed to align with the GenCyber program goals in a unified manner.
What are the benefits of attending the CSU GenCyber summer camp?
- Knowledge of GenCyber cybersecurity
- Tuition free
- Fun with friends
- Free T-shirts, food and lunch, drinks
- Sphero Robot learning kit
- Gifts, awards, and more
Do the Campers need to have computer related knowledge?
There is no expectation for students to have prior computer related knowledge.
Who are We?
The program team consists of faculty from the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology in the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences at Clayton State University.
How many sessions of the summer camp will be offered?
There are two one-week sessions in summer 2023.
What is the size of each session?
Each session has a maximum of 25 students.
When will the CSU GenCyber Teens Camp be held?
Session 1: June 5 – June 9, 2023; 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Session 2: June 12 – June 16, 2023; 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
How to register?
Click this link to register or scan the QR code (below) to apply for registration
What is the Deadline?
Monday, April 3rd, 2023. Acceptance notification will be sent by Tuesday, April 11th, 2023.
Can I participate in both sessions?
No. A student can only participate in one session of the camp.
Please send your inquiry to csuGencyber@clayton.edu
Department of Computer Science and Information Technology