GenCyber Advanced Residential Camp
July 22-27, 2018
The GenCyber Advanced Residental Camp Program*
The demand for career cybersecurity professionals to protect and defend our nation's security constantly rises. This GenCyber Program is designed for talented and enthusiastic high school students (15-18 years old) who have previously been to a GenCyber camp or have attended a cybersecuirty program in their school. The mission of the program is to take your cybersecurity knowledge and skills to the next level. Guided by Cyber First Principles, this GenCyber camp provides opportunities for participants to gain expertise in some of cybersecurity principles and practices in an intensive one-week residential setting.
Marymount's cybersecurity program is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency.
What will you do in this co-ed cybersecurity community?
In summary, high school students are exposed to advanced cybersecurity principles and practices in a project-based learning environment. Participants must know the basics of cybersecurity and have either attended a previous GenCyber camp or taken a course through their high school. This camp is open to 16 participants from diverse backgrounds who work on project teams to solve day-to-day cybersecurity incidences. Both female and male students are encouraged to attend.
- Live on campus, close to the nation's cybersecurity center—Washington D.C.
- Learn from experienced Marymount faculty members and MU students.
- Extend your cybersecurity skills with hands-on experience solving today's cybersecurity problems.
- Work in small groups in a problem-based learning environment.
- Collaborate with a diverse, co-ed peer group with a passion for and understanding of cybersecurity.
- Team up with a mentor (a current MU IT major or alumnus).
- Network with cybersecurity leaders in industry, government, and academia.
- Discover college major options and career opportunities in the field.
- Plug-in and play: have fun while you learn.
Students will live on campus and receive about 10 hours of formal instructions, about 20 hours of supervised activities, and about 10 hours of additional activities. The activities include cybersecurity challenges and interaction with current cybersecurity students and professionals. This is a five-day residential camp in the heart of the cybersecurity world—the Washington, D.C. area.
All sessions take place on Marymount University's Main Campus and Ballston campus in suburban Arlington, VA. with easy driving or Metro access. Come live on campus and learn near the nation's capital.
*Attention: Our GenCyber Camps are contingent on funding from the National Security Agency (NSA).