Learning cybersecurity will keep you safe from hackers and cybercriminals. Cybersecurity is an exciting career prospect and a massive opportunity to stay engaged and challenged. Its real impacts extend beyond the digital world.
Online applications will be accepted in March 2022.
DATES: July 25-29 (Camp 1) or August 1-5 (Camp 2)
TIME: 8:30 am-5:00 pm (breakfast and lunch will be provided)
LOCATION: UMKC Volker Campus
AGES and ELIGIBILITY: Rising 9-12th graders
- April 7-15: Spring 2022 Hack-A-Roo
- TBD: GenCyber Summer Camp Q/A
Dr. Dianxiang Xu
Dr. Xu is a professor of computer science at UMKC. His areas of expertise include cybersecurity, software engineering, and data analytics. He has published more than 140 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, He has offered summer programs for high school teachers and students to gain research experiences in cybersecurity. .
Dr. Yugyung Lee
Dr. Lee is a professor of computer science, associate department chair, and co-director of NSF IUCRC Center for Big Learning. Her research interests include cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics. She has published over 130 refereed papers and led numerous projects funded by NSF, NIH, IBM, etc. She has won the N.T. Veatch Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity in 2016, the IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Award, and Google’s CS4HS Faculty Award in 2015. She has organized many STEM programs to provide access and opportunity for K-12 students and teachers. Examples include an AI workshop for 15 De La Salle high school students in 2019 and a one-week programming workshop for 20 high school students in 2013. Recently, she received the 2019 STEMMy Award by the Central Exchange Women in STEM initiative.
Dr. Farid Nait-Abdesselam
Dr. Nait-Abdesselam is a professor of computer science and the lead of the Security and Optimization of X-Systems (SOXS) lab at UMKC. He had experiences working with high school teachers and students. He has given multiple seminars to high school students in STEM areas, such as "Fundamentals of Internet and its Services," "Hacking and Internet Security," and "From Mathematics to Algorithmics." He has served in multiple orientation forums for high school students, conferencing and discussing STEM fields as professional careers and highlighting job descriptions and opportunities.
Mrs. Carol Birnbaum
K-12 Pedagogical Expert
Mrs. Birnbaum is a computer science teacher at Blue Valley West High School, KS. She has taught high school level Computer Science courses for ten years and middle school level computer classes for an additional nine years. She primarily teaches AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles. She also has experience teaching web design, video production, databases, and general computer skills. She earned a Master‘s Degree in Information and Learning Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Education.
Mrs. Deanna Soukup
K-12 Pedagogical Expert
Mrs. Deanna Soukup is a computer science teacher in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, MO.
Dr. Ye Wang
Dr. Wang is an associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Communication Study at UMKC. Her research focuses on interactivity and engagement on websites and social media.