Explore Cyber Security
Explore Cyber Security is a one-week, hands-on summer experience in computer science for students currently learning at the middle school or high school level. The only prerequisite is basic computer literacy, which means the ability to google, and the ability to download and install and run software using MS-Windows.
Students will learn how to make uncrackable passwords, implement 2-factor authentication, make a home network more secure (including IoT devices like Google Home and Amazon Alexa), and how corporations implement network, web and mobile app security. We will have working cybersecurity professionals stop by for visits to discuss the kinds of careers people can have in the field of cybersecurity.
The camp includes hands-on access to Dr. Corser's Portable Cyber Lab, an enterprise-grade rack mount system where a wide range of cybersecurity attacks and defenses can be conducted in a safe, consequence-free environment.
Instructor: Dr. George Corser, Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Information Systems
Dates: This camp will be held June 22 - 26, 2020
Data scientists work in the field of exploring, manipulating, and analyzing data and using data to answer business questions or forecast the future. Data science requires knowledge of math, statistics and computer programming. A natural curiosity is also important, as is creative and critical thinking. In Glassdoor's 50 Best Jobs in America report, data scientists ranked as the best job across every industry based on job openings, salary, and overall job satisfaction ratings. The data science process consists of framing the business problem, collecting the raw data needed to solve the problem, processing the data, exploring the data, performing in-depth analysis, and communicating results of the analysis. During this summer camp, students will go through the basic process of data science by working on group projects. They will also learn about the career track to become a data scientist.
Instructor: Dr. Emmanuel K. Ncheuguim, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Dates: This camp will be held August 3 - 7, 2020