GenCyber Program Update
COD is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Teacher Camp and Advanced Student Camp in Summer 2022. All camps will be held in a traditional, face-to-face format. Applications are now open, please use the links in the site navigation to visit the appropriate page to apply. Camp participants are chosen using a random lottery system. Applications are closed.
Advanced Student Camp Application
GenCyber Advanced Student Camp is limited to 20 participants who have previously attended Beginning GenCyber Student Camp and will be selected through a random lottery. Applications for the lottery will be accepted until Friday, April 15, 2022 at 4:30 pm. All applicants will be notified whether they are selected for programs via email. To ensure you receive all relevant emails, please add the domain @cod.edu to your whitelist; particularly if you use Hotmail or Yahoo. If you have not received a notification, please check your spam or junk mail folder. Please submit only one entry for each student; duplicate entries will be deleted.
About GenCyber Advanced Student Camp
Student Advanced Camps will take place in person on:
June 27 to July 1
There will be one session for all students:
- 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Explore the Field of Cybersecurity
The GenCyber Advanced Student Camp is designed for students who are interested in more comprehensive and in-depth cybersecurity learning experience. The GenCyber Advanced Student Camp will be offered to students entering eighth through twelfth grade and must have previous experience with cybersecurity and/or relevant associated technologies. Preference will be given to students who have previously attended a GenCyber camp. Camps are taught by COD faculty in the Computer and Information Technology (CIT) department.
What Can I Expect at GenCyber Advanced Student Camp?
- Camp will be in-person this year
- Activities and discussions online ethics, social engineering, and cyber crime
- Digital forensics and handling malware and ransomware
- Advance cryptographic concepts and analysis techniques
- Take-home bag: An Arduino and camp-related items
GenCyber Camps have been generously funded by a grant from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. There is no cost to a student to attend.
Phone: Justin Wagner (630) 942-2520 or Tony Chen (630) 942-2537
The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to help all students understand correct and safe online behavior, increase interest in cybersecurity careers and increase diversity in the cybersecurity workforce in the U.S., and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science curricula.
GenCyber's mission is to grow the number of students studying cybersecurity in the United States. The program includes summer camps across the nation designed for elementary, middle and high school students and teachers. The camps focus on engaging the learners with sound cybersecurity principles and teaching techniques.
GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. Funding is provided jointly by the NSA and the NSF.
The Computer and Information Technology (CIT) program at College of DuPage offers a variety of degrees and certificates that allow graduates to pursue a career in a wide range of information technology fields. In addition, CIT offers a variety of certification training programs through its Cisco Networking Academy and the CompTIA Academy. These training courses are for individuals interested in advancing their careers or for students who want to specialize in a particular area of study and receive certification training prior to graduation.