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What is GenCyber?

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The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students at the K-12 level. The goals of the Midwest GenCyber program are to:

  • Ignite, sustain, and increase awareness of K12 cybersecurity content and cybersecurity postsecondary and career opportunities for participants through year-round engagement;
  • Increase student diversity in cybersecurity college and career readiness pathways at the K-12 level; and
  • Facilitate teacher readiness within a teacher learning community to learn, develop, and deliver cybersecurity content for the K-12 classroom in collaboration with other nationwide initiatives.

The GenCyber program strives to be a part of the solution to the Nation’s shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to utilize their talents in cybersecurity 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. 
 

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To ensure a level playing field, GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. Funding is provided by the National Security Agency. The GenCyber program is financially supported by the National Science Foundation and other federal partners on an annual basis.

The Midwest GenCyber Camps are a multi-event experience for high school students entering the 9th thru 12th grades in the fall of 2022.

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Micro Camp #1

Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: The Ashton Building, 1229 Millwork Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102

What will students do?

Explore the Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Learn how to build electronic circuits
  • Live Drone hacking demonstration
  • Explore real hardware hands on

Learn about Cybersecurity

  • Meet security professionals from various industries
  • Hear about real world examples of cybersecurity in action
  • Learn the basics of capture the flag and hacking with online labs

Have Fun

  • Join us for a fun filled event
  • Meet and network with like-minded individuals
  • Snacks, labs, and trivia
  • Collaborate with peers

To reserve your spot, visit: www.mccneb.edu/GenCyber or complete the application below.

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