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Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering

Cyber to the Top

Cyber to the Top is our K-12 outreach program. By engaging our youth with computing and cybersecurity learning, we believe we can widen and diversity the pipeline of technical talent in the United States.

Our daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace.*

In 2021, Cyber to the Top will partner with Mississippi State University’s Bulldog Bytes program to offer day camps for elementary girls in the following locations: Columbus, Choctaw, Aberdeen, and Hattiesburg. Watch this site for applications to open in spring 2021. These camps are funded by the National Science Foundation/National Security Agency’s GenCyber program.

The project-based curriculum introduces students to a diverse set of computing professionals and enables them to learn:

  • cybersecurity awareness through hands-on independent and team modules,
  • digital forensics with hands on case study projects,
  • computational thinking skills using robots to learn computer programming, and
  • team-based problem solving, design, and implementation.

GenCyber is part of the solution to the nation's shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. GenCyber camps are offered at no cost to participants. (GenCyber, 2016)

Learn about USM’s GenCyber Hackability camp at                    

Program Director: Dr. Anna Wan, email: anna.wanFREEMississippi.

 *Department of Homeland Security:



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

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