UW-Green Bay to host first-ever GenCyber student camp in Wisconsin

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UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Ankur Chattopadhyay speaks with Sen. Cowles, recently in Madison about grant and GenCyber Camp.

A GenCyber student camp, designed to immerse a diverse group of up to 100 students in grades 7-9, in an intensive, one-week cybersecurity educational camp experience, is in the works. The no-cost camp targets Northeast Wisconsin students traditionally underrepresented in computer science fields of study and careers. UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement was awarded a grant from the GenCyber program. The National Security Agency is providing the funds for the first-ever GenCyber student camp in the state of Wisconsin. Leading the effort will be the Division of Continuing Education’s Executive Director Joy Ruzek and Director of Camps and Conferences Jason Mathwig, along with Assistant Prof. Ankur Chattopadhyay (Information and Computing Science, ICS) and Joel Williquette, CIO of Capital Credit Union. The mission of the program is to attract, educate and inspire a new generation of college bound students to the critical field of cybersecurity. Guided by Cyber First Principles, the UW-Green Bay GenCyber camp provides opportunities for participants to increase their knowledge of cybersecurity concepts, ethics and principles, increase student interest in pursuing a career in cybersecurity and to educate students about correct and safe on-line behavior. The camp is designed and will be instructed by the UW-Green Bay ICS in collaboration with cybersecurity industry experts and the National Security Agency. Camp logistics will implemented by the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. Visit the UW-Green Bay GenCyber website to register. Contact Jason Mathwig with additional questions: mathwigj@uwgb.edu or 920.465.2267