2019 GenCyber Camp for Visually Impaired Students

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GenCyber Camp logo and text, "Camp for Visually Impaired"

GenCyber camps is a nation-wide camp program funded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The GenCyber program provides cybersecurity camp experiences for students. The camp goals are

  • Increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation
  • Help students understand correct and safe on-line behavior and how they can be good digital citizens
  • Improve teaching methods for delivery of cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula

GenCyber camps are available at no cost. To locate a mainstream GenCyber camp, go to the GenCyber website.

GenCyber Camp for VI Students

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is sponsoring the GenCyber Camp for VI Students. The camp is July 14 - 19th at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. All meals and lodging are provided and transportation assistance is available. Selected students will receive a free Raspberry Pi. 

Requirements

  • Must be a high school student (rising 9th grader or above)
  • Basic computer skills
  • No cybersecurity experience required

Registration

Questions?

For more information about GenCyber camps for visually impaired or deaf and hard-of-hearing, please visit UAH's website.

 

Comments

Posted by Diane BraunerJun 04, 2019

Hello colleagues! I wanted to let you all know about an exciting opportunity at my university this summer. We are hosting a cybersecurity camp for students with VI July 14-19. During this camp, we will be teaching students decoding logic, some basic programing skills, and have a lot of fun. Students would stay on campus with complete supervision supplied by the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind staff. My TVI students and I will be there as well to help!

We have around 10 openings left. The project will pay for room and board for any student but the student will need to provide their own transportation to Huntsville. HOWEVER, if they are from the following 9 states: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky,  Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, we may be able to providing transportation support as well.

The application can be found at tinyurl.com/vicamp2019 and the deadline is June 28.