BULLDOG BYTES 2017
The camp curriculum is for beginner and intermediate level computer and cyber learners. Thus, applications that demonstrate students who have an interest in, but limited experience with computer science will be given preference.
This program is a residential GenCyber computing camp which is built around a project-based curriculum believing that play, inquiry, teamwork, and problem solving are important aspects of learning environments. In girls-only and boys-only residential programs, campers will
(1) Learn about cyber security through hands-on independent and team modules.
(2) Learn about digital forensics with hands on case study projects.
(3) Learn to program using robots.
(4) Have the opportunity to interact with professionals in computing careers.
(5) Learn to work together in teams to implement project designs and solve problems.
All campers will take a robot home with them at the end of the camp.
Girls Camp June 4 - 9 2017
Boys Camp June 11-16 2017
- Applications due: TBD
- Notification of Acceptance: TBD
- Acceptance Package Paperwork due: TBD
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 all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity and careers in the cybersecurity workforce of the Nation, and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science curricula. Our vision is for the GenCyber program to be part of the solution to the Nation's shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to direct their talents in this area is critical to the future of our country's national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives. To ensure a level playing field, GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. Funding is provided jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. (GenCyber, 2016)