GenCyber

GynCyber at the UofAGenCyber is a nation-wide grant program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Security Agency (NSA). With the intent of building excitement and awareness of this important field, GenCyber provides funding to programs with introduce middle and high students and their teachers to the fields of cybersecurity.

The University of Arizona is the recipient of a GenCyber grant, and with it, promotes and hosts scholarship camps for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and their teachers. These camps involve hands-on and investigative activities to educate about the principles, risks, and applications of cybersecurity, social media, and mobile app development.

The NSA and NSF support education in cybersecurity

In 2013, the NSA and NSF jointly launched a grant program called GenCyber with the call to action: The need for more college graduates in cybersecurity is increasing. In order to facilitate growth in undergraduate programs in cybersecurity, programs and projects are needed that will help attract and recruit college bound students to the field of cybersecurity. The GenCyber program that will plan and implement innovative projects to achieve this goal.

AZ GynCyber Details

Who is AZ GenCyber?

The University of Arizona's GenCyber program is directed and facilitated by the Eller College of Management's Department Management Information Systems

What is AZ GenCyber?

A week-long day-camp for rising high school juniors, and seniors, and their teachers. 

Where will the AZ GenCyber camps be held?

The camps will be held in three different locations. The dates and locations are:

  • June 26-30, 2017 at the University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
  • July 10-14, 2017 at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
  • July 24-28, 2017 at University of Arizona, South, Sierra Vista, AZ

Student Information

What will I learn during GenCyber camp?

During camps, students will explore the world of cybersecurity and learn how social media impacts the world around them. Topics students will explore and conducted hands-on activities included:

  • Safe and secure online
  • Passwords
  • Encryption
  • Application security
  • Mobile
  • Social
  • Networking
  • Forensics
  • Threat Modeling
  • Peer Teaching & Cybersecurity Storytelling

What will I get for participating?

Campers will receive breakfast and lunch each day of the camp, instruction and mentoring from UA faculty, students and field experts. All of which is equivalent to an $750 scholarship!

What forms do Parents/Guardians need to provide?

There is one packet of forms for each camp.  We need a packet filled out by a Parent/Guardian for each high school student who attends.

Tucson (June 26-30)
Flagstaff (July 10-14)
Sierra Vista (July 24-28)

The forms can be downloaded by clicking on the above links.

How do Students register for the camps?

Tucson (June 26-30)
Flagstaff (July 10-14)
Sierra Vista (July 24-28)

Clicking on the camp will take you to its registration page that should be completed by the student and upload the forms from the Parent/Guardian. NOTE: please select "Register as a New User" to start your reservation. 

Teacher Information

What will high school teachers get for participating?

High school teachers will receive breakfast and lunch each day of the camp, $1,000 stipend (per camp week) and cybersecurity classroom modules that they will be able to use for their high school classes.

How do I register for the camps?

Tucson (June 26-30)
Flagstaff (July 10-14)
Sierra Vista (July 24-28)

Clicking on the camp will take you to its registration page. NOTE: please select "Register as a New User" to start your reservation. 

We need an Image Release form for each participant.  Please attach the form in place of the Parents/Guardians' forms.

Contact

Questions? Please contact Eric Case at ecase@email.arizona.edu or 520.626.7566 for details

 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 SUPPORTERS!

AZ GenCyber Supporters