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UWGB GenCyber Teacher Camp

GenCyber LogoThe GenCyber teacher camp targets teachers who are passionate about providing students with the tools they need to be safe and responsible online. A team of cybersecurity experts will guide you through hands-on activities using current technologies, introduce the concept of digital citizenship and give you online safety information to share in your classrooms. Participants will learn cybersercurity curriculum that they can take back to their classrooms to help students understand correct and safe on-line behavior, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity and careers in the cybersecurity workforce of the Nation.

You will walk away from camp with a comprehensive set of teaching materials mapped to appropriate standards, including lesson plans, a Raspberry-Pi starter kit, and project ideas for your classrooms and a network of like-minded teachers in your area to share ideas in the future. The camp curriculum will be covering the following:

  • Secure Coding Elements, Defensive Programming Fundamentals (Software Security)
  • Programming using Raspberry Pi Linux Commands (basics, file permissions, networking)
  • Programming with Python
  • Cryptography and its applications (Information & Usable Security)
  • Networking Security Basics
  • Mobile Security
  • Cyber Intelligence: Privacy and Machine Learning (Human Security & Surveillance)
  • Database Security (including data-privacy and ethics)
  • System Security (including OS level security topics)
  • Cybersecurity Educational Software- Apps-Tools (Freeware)
  • Capture the Flag Models and Cyber-School Competition Programs

Our vision is for the GenCyber program to be part of the solution to the Nation's shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to direct their talents in this area is critical to the future of our country’s national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives.

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Cost/Stipend
GenCyber camps are open to all participants at no cost. Funding is provided jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. You will provided a $500 stipend for your participation. You will receive $250 of that after your completion of the camp week. The other $250 is contingent upon completion of implementing at least one camp lesson plan (or provided curricular module related to the GenCyber first-principles topic) or implement an instance of the Capture the Flag model in your classrooms/school during the Fall 2018 semester.

 

To Apply:
1. All applicants are required to submit a letter of support from their school principal to ensure the support of implementation of a cybersecurity activity during the fall 2018 school year. Letter can be uploaded in the application link below.
2. Fill in the application link below. Be prepared to write a short statement as to why and how you will benefit from attending this camp.

 

Apply Now!

Applications are DUE June 15, 2018 or until the camp is filled. Admissions will be determined on a rolling basis.

 

Dates: July 23 - 27, 2018

Participants: High school level teachers/educators (no prior cybersecurity experience is necessary)

Type of camp: Commuter Camp Only

Cost: No cost

Daily camp hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Meals: Lunch included

 

Already Registered?

Times, Locations, Camp Details: Camp Information Letter

UW-Green Bay Campus Map: Camps Map

Lab Sciences to Computer Lab Map: Concourse Map

 

Instructors:

Ankur Chattopadhyay. Dr. Chattopadhyay is the co-PI and lead faculty of the UWGB GenCyber program. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Information and Computing Sciences at UWGB. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, with a graduate certification of accomplishment in information assurance. He is the founder and director of the new upcoming 'Center of Cybersecurity Education' at UWGB. He is also the PI and faculty mentor of the UWGB Google Ignite CS program, where he supervises undergrad students in K-12 computing educational research. As a cybersecurity educator and researcher, he is a professional member of IEEE and ACM, and has memberships with the IEEE Cybersecurity chapter plus the ACM SIGSAC. He is an editorial board member with IEEE Internet Initiative Newsletter on Internet Policy as well as IEEE Future Directions Newsletter on Policy and Ethics in Technology. He is a technical committee member on Security and Privacy in Complex Information Systems, IEEE Systems Council. He does active research on content and pedagogy (curriculum delivery) at undergrad level and for K-12 outreach. He has several publications on privacy topics in computer vision (surveillance technology) and on cybersecurity topics as well as information security education in places like IEER CVPR, IEEE Privacy & Security, ACM SIGCSE, IEEE FIE and Journal of the Consortium of Computing Sciences. He has collaborated with the nationally renowned Security Injections group based on a NSF project at Towson University. As an active researcher in cybersecurity education, he has also contributed to the first ever set of global curricular guidelines in cybersecurity as drafted by the ACM Joint Task Force. He is currently the faculty advisor in charge of the UWGB Computer Science program’s new Information Assurance & Security emphasis track, which he designed and developed. He teaches computing security topics, like software security, secure coding, computer networking, etc., as part of this undergraduate emphasis program. His research interests and endeavors are in security & privacy, computing education & K-12 outreach and computer vision & pattern recognition.

Iftekhar Anam. Dr. Anam is an assistant professor of Information and Computing Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. He teaches courses in database design and management, introduction to software design, computer graphics, operating systems and data science. His research areas include artificial intelligence, computer vision, machine learning, assistive technology, and human-computer interaction. His publications on the development of vision-based assistive technologies appeared in ACM SIGACCESS Conference (ASSETS), Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp), and IEEE Transaction of Affective Computing. He is a professional member of ACM.

Dr. Anam will participate in the GenCyber professional development activities and provide instruction to the camp participants on the core programming and software security-related topics using the Raspberry Pi kit.

Cancellation Policy

In the event a participant must cancel, the Summer Camps Office should be notified no later than one month before the start date of the camp. If the GenCyber Camp has a waiting list, cancellation notices are important to ensure proper waitlist participants have the opportunity to enroll in camp. We reserve the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment.

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