GenCyber Camps

As part of the national GenCyber program, the Department of Computer Science at Rowan University is hosting two cybersecurity summer camps: the GenCyber Camp for the State of Delaware High School Students and the GenCyber Camp for deaf or hard of hearing High School Students from NJ, DE, and PA. These programs are generously funded by the National Science Foundation and supported by the National Security Agency. The camps will be led by Dr. Vahid Heydari, Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research at Rowan University.

Each camp includes:

  • 15 hours of online pre-camp activities (online training, video recorded lectures, online meetings) during Spring 2023
  • Five-day face-to-face camp during Summer 2023
  • 15 hours of online post-camp activities (online training, video recorded lectures, online meetings) during Fall 2023

The GenCyber camps introduces the fundamentals of cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT) through a combination of instructions and hands-on activities. No prior experience in cybersecurity or computer programming is needed. Both programs are FREE to accepted applicants.

Program participants will receive:

  • Training in the area of Computing, Cybersecurity, and IoT
  • IoT learning kits and classroom resources

Applicants from all backgrounds are welcome to apply.

GenCyber Camp for the State of Delaware High School Students

Camp Type:           In-person/face-to-face

Camp Dates:         July 10-14, 2023 (tentative)

Camp Time:          8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Camp Location:    Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE

Eligibility:            High school students from DE schools entering grades 9 through 12 in September 2023. No prior experience needed.

>> PLEASE APPLY FOR DE GENCYBER CAMP HERE

GenCyber Camp for Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) High School Students from NJ, DE, and PA

Camp Type:             In-person/face-to-face

Camp Dates:           June 26-30, 2023 (tentative)

Camp Time:            8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Camp Location:      Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Eligibility:              Deaf or hard of hearing high school students from NJ, DE, and PA schools entering grades 9 through 12 in September 2023. No prior experience needed.

>> PLEASE APPLY FOR DHH GENCYBER CAMP HERE

*Application deadline: December 15, 2022.

Both programs are FREE to accepted applicants. Please note that the space in these programs is very limited. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-serve basis. The selection committee will notify applicants of a decision on a rolling basis between December 15, 2022, and January 15, 2023.

Dr. Heydari’s Biography
Vahid Heydari received a M.S. degree in Cybersecurity and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research at Rowan University. He is the primary lead on all curricular and research activities related to cybersecurity in the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Heydari established experimental teaching and research labs for hands-on activities related to cybersecurity. He is currently working on securing for the CS Department the designation of National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

About the GenCyber Program
The goals of the GenCyber program are to increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation, help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior and how they can be good digital citizens, and improve teaching methods for delivery of cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula. Learn more about the national GenCyber Program here.

Questions? Please email Mrs. Tirri at tirrim@rowan.edu or Dr. Heydari at heydari@rowan.edu.

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