This teacher camp is a part of the GenCyber program. It is sponsored by both National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Security Agency (NSA). There were 43 camps covering 16 states in 2015. We were honored to host the very first and only camp in Missouri in 2015 which turned out very successful. Since 2015, we hosted our camp every summer at Missouri S&T, which is still the only GenCyber camp in Missouri among 150 camps nation wide. From 2021, we host the camp at University of Missouri at Columbia, MO.
Each year, our camp hosts about 20 teachers teaching K-12. The goal of our camp is to enhance cybersecurity awareness and assist professional development of K-12 teachers through: (1) Learning key concepts of cybersecurity, and (2) designing curriculum to train our next generation cybersecurity workforce starting as early as kindergarten.