Skip navigation

Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering

2021 GenCyber Camps

Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars

Students who will be in grades 3 - 5 in fall 2021 are invited to apply to one of our summer day camps! Each camp will provide hands-on learning activities that will allow participants to learn cybersecurity vulnerabilities, cybercrime, and how attention to safe online behavior is crucial to their personal safety.

Campers will be taught computer programming and guest speakers will introduce the campers to computing careers, with particular attention to cybersecurity. While anyone may apply, we will focus on broadening participation  in computing and cybersecurity among learners who identify as girls.

GenCyber Camps are generously funded by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. There is no charge for a student to attend. 

Camp Locations and Dates - Applications are Closed for 2021 

  • June 7 - 11, 2021 | Columbus, MS
  • June 14 - 18, 2021 | Choctaw, MS (open to members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians)
  • June 21 - 25, 2021 | Aberdeen, MS
  • July 12 - 16 2021 | Hattiesburg, MS

There are still openings in USM’s GenCyber Hackability camp for high school wheelchair users. Program Director: Dr. Anna Wan





Contact Us

School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering

214 Bobby Chain Technology Center (TEC) 
118 College Dr. #5106
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Campus Hattiesburg

Campus Map