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COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus State University is hosting a week-long cybersecurity summer camp sponsored by the National Security Administration (NSA) for middle school students this month. The camp will run from Monday, June 19 – Saturday, June 24.
Computer Science professors Jianhua Yang and Sumanth Yenduri of the TSYS School of Computer Science in CSU’s Turner College of Business were awarded a $28,000 NSA grant in February to host Camp GenCyber, which aims to broaden students’ understanding of and interest in cybersecurity and safe online behavior. Together with professor Hillary Fleenor, the team of computer science professors will use programming based on cyber games to inspire the next generation of cyber stars.
The camp will be held on CSU’s main campus in the Center for Commerce and Technology Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eligible campers must have been enrolled in sixth, seventh or eighth grade during the 2016-2017 academic school year.
Registration, which is free, includes transportation from Richards and Rothschild Middle Schools, breakfast and lunch. Spots are still available. For more information, visit cs.columbusstate.edu.