UWF NSA/NSF GenCyber Program

Pathways to Cyber

The UWF Pathways to Cyber Program was made possible by the National Security Agency (NSA)/National Science Foundation (NSF) GenCyber Program. 


 Pathways to Cyber Camp Information

When: Camp 1: June 25 – 29, 2018
         Camp 2: July 9 – 13, 2018

Where: UWF Pensacola Campus

Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: FREE! 


GenCyber Camp Increases Interest in Cybersecurity Careers

The UWF Pathways to Cyber Program offers two National Security Agency/National Science Foundation GenCyber combination camps for high school students and teachers. The camps will serve as a platform for a statewide program to increase interest in cybersecurity careers and workforce diversity, enhance cybersecurity awareness and improve cybersecurity content and teaching methods for high school curricula. 

Each camp will include 24 high school students and 12 middle and high school teachers, who will learn about Cybersecurity First Principles together through engaging curricula and hands-on activities in the UWF Cybersecurity Battle Lab. Teachers will leave with a set of curricular materials and resources to integrate cybersecurity into their classes. In addition, a shared online platform will be developed to provide resources, networking and community building for teachers and students.

The camp will include mentoring by UWF faculty and undergraduate student members of the UWF Cyber Club. High school participants will have an opportunity to engage with and learn from college students who share a similar passion for technology. This five-day, fast-paced program will serve as an introduction to the Cybersecurity First principles, cybersecurity careers and how to utilize the Linux operating system and command line. Additionally, this program will give participants a practical learning experience and perspective on the broader topic of cybersecurity.


Eligibility

 Students, to be eligible for this camp you must:

  • be entering grades 9th - 12th in Fall 2018
  • have an interest in cybersecurity
  • have basic computer skills
  • be able to attend camp each day

Teachers, to be eligible for this camp you must:

  • be a middle or high school teacher
  • have an interest in adding cybersecurity to your curricula
  • have basic computer skills
  • be able to attend camp each day

Registration

Interested students: Click here to apply. 

Interested teachers: Escambia County SD teachers contact Lori Anderson (landerson@escambia.k12.fl.us) and Santa Rosa County SD teachers contact Jeff Baugus (BaugusJ@santarosa.k12.fl.us) to register.

The deadline to apply is June 1, 2018.

This program was created in partnership with the National Security Agency/National Science Foundation GenCyber Program


 

UWF NSA GenCyber Program

High school students and teachers: join us this summer for the UWF NSA GenCyber Program!

NSA GenCyber Program


GenCyber Archive: 2017

The UWF Pathways to Cyber Program hosted two combination camps in July 2017 for high school students and teachers. The National Security Agency/National Science Foundation Program funded the GenCyber camps. The camps served as a platform for a statewide program to increase interest in cybersecurity careers and workforce diversity, enhance cybersecurity awareness and improve cybersecurity content and teaching methods for high school curricula.

Students and teachers learned about the Cybersecurity First Principles, career opportunities in the region and networked with cybersecurity experts through engaging curricula and hands-on activities such as a scavenger hunt, NSA Day of Cyber and a private-eye program.

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