CyberSTEM Camp

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.

Goal

The goal is to allow young women to 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.

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.

Program Dates and Times

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Past Camps

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