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Winthrop to Host GenCyber Teacher and Student Summer Camps

Congratulations to Joyce Camp, College of Education ITC director and Marguerite Doman, Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the College of Business Administration, in a grant award of $130,000 to offer the GenCyber Teacher and Student Summer Camps on the Winthrop campus this summer. 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 behaviors, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity and careers in the cybersecurity workforce of the United States and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science curricula. There will be two student camps and one teacher camp offered this summer, all at no cost to the students or teachers. The grant is jointly funded by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.

Joyce put a lot of work into developing these grant proposals and will play a lead role in the coordination and support of the camps. This is a terrific endeavor that will provide a worthy (and fun) learning opportunity to many students and teachers. Congratulations!

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