CyberSTEM Camp

Program Overview

Summary

CyberSTEM camp is a one-week commuter summer program at the University of Maryland, College Park for middle school (incoming 7th and 8th grade) girls who are interested in the growing field of cybersecurity. This 5 day experience provides hands-on activities focused on STEM and cybersecurity topics. Attendees will learn and apply basic concepts of programming, forensics, cryptography, and program management from a series of gaming, modeling, and simulation activities, which explore the interconnections of science, math, technology, and computers.

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Goal

To allow young women explore various topics within the STEM and cybersecurity fields by linking research to practice through hands-on experience.  Participants will be introduced to the cybersecurity programs available at the University of Maryland and they will be exposed to various topics and careers in the field of cybersecurity.

Program Dates and Times

  • Dates: Monday July 18-Friday July 22, 2016
  • Time:  9:00am-3:30pm (aftercare will be provided for an additional fee)

Program Details

Topics Covered

  • Programming: Scratch and Java Script
  • Digital Forensics
  • System Vulnerabilities
  • Cyberethics, Cybersafety and Cybersecurity
  • Cryptography
  • Digital Information Representation

Additional Activities

  • Campus Tour
  • Field trip to the NSA Cryptologic Museum
  • Team Building Exercises
  • Guest Speakers

 

Field Trips and Speakers: Includes speakers discussing and sharing cutting edge technology and the requirements for careers in computer security, digital forensics, and other STEM based fields.

Cost

The cost of the program is $540. This fee covers all expenses except daily lunch and transportation to and from the University of Maryland. Please do not include the fee at the time of application. The fee is due upon acceptance to the program. Aftercare will be provided for an additional fee of $100 for the week.

Camp Participation Forms - CLICK HERE

  • All forms must be completed by May 27, 2016
  • Any required signatures must be completed by hand. Please note the highlighted fields are required signatures.
  • Any other required information can be completed in the PDF or by hand.

All forms must be emailed to our CyberSTEM Drop Box or mailed to the address at the bottom of this page.

Program Application

Applications for the 2016 Summer Camp are now open.  APPLY NOW!

  • Applications will be closed when camp is full or by March 25, 2016.
  • If you would like to be added to our email list  please contact  jharring@umiacs.umd.edu.

Past Camps

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Jessica Harrington

 3400 A.V. Williams Building

 University of Maryland

 College Park, MD 20742

 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jessica Harrington
Graduate Assistant for Education
Maryland Cybersecurity Center
3400 A. V. Williams Building
College Park, MD 20742
(301)-405-6735

 


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