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
GenCyber Camp Increases Interest in Cybersecurity Careers
The UWF Pathways to Cyber Program offered two National Security Agency/National Science Foundation GenCyber combination camps for high school students and teachers. 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.
Each camp included 24 high school students and 12 middle and high school teachers, who learned about Cybersecurity First Principles together through engaging curricula and hands-on activities in the UWF Cybersecurity Battle Lab. Teachers left with a set of curricular materials and resources to integrate cybersecurity into their classes. In addition, a shared online platform provided resources, networking and community building for teachers and students.
The camp included mentoring by UWF faculty and undergraduate student members of the UWF Cyber Club. High school participants engaged with and learned from college students who share a similar passion for technology. The five-day, fast-paced program served as an introduction to the Cybersecurity First principles, cybersecurity careers and how to utilize the Linux operating system and command line. Additionally, the program provided participants with a practical learning experience and perspective on the broader topic of cybersecurity.
UWF NSA GenCyber Program
High school students and teachers: join us this summer for the UWF 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.