Free Summer Cyber Camps Offered at Rose State College Published May 5, 2016 by Ali Sexton

NSA Grant Targets K-12 with Hands-On Digital Experience 

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Rose State College has received the NSA grant to host GenCyber camps in the summer of 2016. The camp experience is 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. Teachers gain knowledge from experienced cybersecurity professors to improve their teaching methods for delivery of cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science courses. 

This marks the first year Rose State College has received the GenCyber grant from the NSA (National Security Agency) and NSF (National Science Foundation). The award of nearly $100,000 will ensure 150 students can get a hands-on experience to include interactive activities with field trips and guest speakers. The program will be led by Ken Dewey, Director of Cyber Security at Rose State College. 

The following FREE camps will be offered:

Elementary school camp: June 6-7, 2016

Middle school camp: June 8-10, 2016

High school and teacher camp: June 13-17, 2016


Applications can be completed online at and the deadline to apply has been extended to May 23, 2016. 

Topics to be covered in the camp include:  Cyber Security First Fundamentals, Digital Forensics Concepts, Basic Programming, Social Media and Online Privacy.