GenCyber Awards Grant To Rose State College Summer Camp Published July 27, 2023

GenCyber Summer Camp program2024 GenCyber Summer Camp Program to Benefit from Funding 

The Rose State College 2024 GenCyber Summer Camp program has been selected as a recipient of a grant from GenCyber. Rose State stood out among hundreds of applicants due to its strong cyber and IT background that dates back decades. The selection is also attributed to the devoted faculty, staff and the robust support of students ensuring their success. 

The GenCyber Summer Camp program at Rose State provides stimulating, hands-on cybersecurity experiences for high school students at the 9-12 grade levels. Students will explore various aspects of cybersecurity with hands-on exercises and games, including ethical hacking, social engineering, computer and digital forensics, networking fundamentals, cyber threats, cybersecurity careers, ethics in cybersecurity and online safety. 

"We are pleased that Rose State College has been selected to receive the GenCyber Grant for our 2024 GenCyber Summer Camp program,” Dean of Business and Information Technology Charles DeSassure said. “We believe this program will help inspire the next generation of cybersecurity professionals." 

In-person camp is scheduled for July 15-19, 2024, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Tanenbaum Aerospace & Cybersecurity Center at Rose State College. No previous cybersecurity knowledge is required. 

The 2024 GenCyber Summer Camp at Rose State College is entirely free and open to all high school students in the Oklahoma City metro area and surrounding districts. Camp materials, including Raspberry Pi kits, virtual labs and games, t-shirts and other materials will be provided free of charge for hands-on learning. Students will also be provided with free snacks/lunch and a Certificate of Achievement at the end of the camp. This opportunity was made possible by the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation

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