Rochester Institute of Tech Launches Student Camps, Teacher Workshops in Cybersecurity
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is launching a summer
workshop for teachers and
camps for middle and high school students interested in
learning about cybersecurity.
GenCyber, as the program is called, is part of a national effort to increase the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals.
The teacher workshop will take place July 8-9 and is designed to "help teachers gain knowledge and skills in the cybersecurity field and
design curricula to train the next generation cybersecurity workforce," according to a news release.
The student camps, scheduled for July 13-17 and 20-24, will offer studnets in grades 6-12 the opportunity to explore careers in
cybersecurity as part of RIT's Kids on Campus camp program.
Developed by cybersecurity students and faculty, the free programs are designed to be accessible to teachers and students with no
background in programming.
"In these workshops, both groups will learn how to deal with cyber threats through a variety of collaborative, hands-on activities
including password hacking, live malware handling and smartphone protection," said Andy Meneely, assistant professor of software engineering,
in a prepared statement. "In addition, the teachers get to discuss and learn how to incorporate the curriculum into their own schools."
Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].