GenCyber is a nation-wide grant program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Security Agency (NSA). With the intent of building excitement and awareness of this important field, GenCyber provides funding to programs so that they can introduce middle and high students and their teachers to the field of cyber security.

Summary Picture

The School of Information Technology was awarded a GenCyber grant to create and host a GenCyber Camp in the Summer of 2018.  There is a one week camp for high school teachers to learn the fundamentals of cyber security.  Immediately following, there is a one week camp for high school students where the teachers work with School of Informaiton Technology faculty to teach the fundamentals of cyber security.  

The camp will be hosted in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services.  It is a weekday camp operating from Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  

The teacher only camp runs from June 25-29.  The teacher and student camp runs from July 9-13.  

To apply for the camp, please click the apply button above.

For questions about the camp, please contact Lauren Kirgis at


Working Together

This project has a wide reaching impact on High School Students and Teachers and aligns with other IT education initiatives.  Students from any high school are welcome to apply for the camp.  The camp is delivered at no charge to the students and teachers.  

We will accept up to 10 high school teachers and 60 high school students into the camp in 2018.

Want to know more?


For a successful project, we rely on the support of the IT community, educators, and businesses.  We would love to have volunteers in the areas of education, IT, and community outreach.  We also want your feedback and ideas. 

If you are interested in this program, please contact:
Lauren Kirgis
University of Cincinnati School of Information Technology


Funded by a 2018 GenCyber Grant


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