Free GenCyber Summer Camp
The Teacher camps are currently at capacity for 2018. We thank you for your interest! If you would like to be included in a waiting list, you may enter your registration information at this link. However, there is no guarantee that we can accommodate you for this year at this time.
GenCyber 2018 Summer Camps Details
Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars
Purdue University Northwest is a NSA/DHS designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The Department of Computer Information Technology and Graphics at Purdue University Northwest is offering 1-week FREE GenCyber Summer Camps for high school students and teachers from Chicago Metropolitan Area.
GenCyber Summer Camp will immerse learners in learner-centered, hands-on labs and game play activities, including cybersecurity awareness education game play, VR game customization, robot game design, ethical hacking labs and cyber forensics cases. Let’s have fun with this five-day summer camp and learn cybersecurity first principles, cybersecurity awareness, and discover if a higher education and a career in cybersecurity is right for you.
2018 High School Student Summer Camps:
- Camp 1, June 11-June 15, 2018. 9:30am to 4:30pm, Powers Building, PNW Hammond Campus
- Camp 2, June 18-June 22, 2018. 9:30am to 4:30pm, Powers Building, PNW Hammond Campus
Day 1: Cybersecurity awareness training via educational games.
Day 2: Implement a cybersecurity awareness Virtual Reality (VR) game.
Day 3: Arduino based robot game design and security design principles.
Day 4: Ethical hacking and digital forensics practice
Day 5: Team competition to solve a simulated computer forensics case.
Free GenCyber T-Shirt and USB drive will be provided for each high school student participating in the summer camp. Free Lunch will be provided during each day of the summer camp. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of this camp.
2018 High School and Middle School Teacher Summer Camp:
- July 16-July 20, 2018. 9:00am to 4:30pm, Technology Building, PNW Westville Campus
For five days, you’ll explore the first principles of cybersecurity and develop skills and lesson plans. The best part: you don’t have to be a computer science “whiz” to get the most out of this experience! You will learn at your pace, at the level you need, with a cohort of fellow educators. Together, we’ll network and learn how to integrate more computer science into your classroom!
A Certificate for Professional Growth points will be awarded. Stipend: $1,100 upon camp completion. Free light breakfast & lunch will be provided each day. Free GenCyber T-Shirt and USB drive will be provided. Free half-day follow-up workshop in Fall 2018 (substitute pay covered).
During the summer camp, high school students and teachers will be asked to participate in two voluntarily surveys. However, the decision to participate in those surveys will not impact the participant’s eligibility to attend the summer camp.
Dept. Computer Information Technology & Graphics
Phone: (219) 989-2035
PNW GenCyber Faculty Team:
Ge Jin, Associate Professor, Dept. Computer Information Technology & Graphics
Staci Trekles, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Education
Tae-Hoon Kim, Associate Professor, Dept. Computer Information Technology & Graphics
George Stefanek, Assistant Professor, Dept. Computer Information Technology & Graphics
Michael Tu, Associate Professor, Dept. Computer Information Technology & Graphics
Chuck DeCastro, Visiting Instructor, Dept. Computer Information Technology & Graphics
Future GenCyber Camps at PNW are tentative based off grant proposal funding.