GenCyber

Summary

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.

The School of Information Technology was awarded a GenCyber grant to create and host a GenCyber Camp in the Summer of 2019 and it was a great success! To see what teachers and students worked on at the camps, check out the curriculum.

Instructor leads classroom through exercise during 2019 GenCyber Camp
Team works through a group exercise during 2019 GenCyber Camp

The 2020 teacher and student camps are both tentatively scheduled for the first week of June: Monday, June 1 through Friday, June 5 from 9am to 4pm. 

If you are interested in participating in the 2020 GenCyber camp, please fill out our interest form below.

Impact/Goals

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

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 Alana Calhoun:

Headshot of Alana Calhoun

Alana Calhoun

Academic Specialist, School of Information Technology

238C TDC

513-556-4552

Funded by a 2019 GenCyber Grant