Central Texas Cyber Initiative Summer Camp 2023
For high school students who have completed 9th, 10th, 11th grades and Spring 2023 high school graduates
Dates: July 10-14, 2023, 8 am to 5 pm
Location: Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) - 100 Research Pkwy. Waco, TX 76704
Cost: Free. All materials for the camp will be provided.
Application Deadline: April 28, 2023
Cybersecurity is a constant part of our lives whether we realize it or not. Activities such as accessing our email, using our smart devices, and driving our cars can all rely on networks and are potentially open to cyber attack. There is a massive shortage of qualified individuals to protect society from this increasing threat. According to some sources, as of June 2021 there were 42,000 job openings in TX for cybersecurity and 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide. Texas has been identified as having the most cybersecurity job growth potential in the US. Here in Central Texas we have great opportunity and great need for more skilled professionals in the realm of cybersecurity!
As a result, Baylor University and McLennan Community College (MCC) are jointly hosting a camp this summer for high school students with the aptitude and interest to explore what a career in cybersecurity might involve. This will be a hands-on camp introducing various elements of cybersecurity and cyber career options. We will have guest speakers from the industry, lectures from faculty at Baylor and MCC, and hands-on exercises, all culminating in a competition on the last day of camp!
Additional Camp Details
All application materials must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 28, 2023 (this includes all recommendation letters).
Camp Director: Mr. Shaun Hutton, Clinical Associate Professor, Baylor University Department of Computer Science
This will be a day camp and campers will need their own transportation to and from the camp each day. Drop-off must occur between 7:30 am - 8:00 am each day and pick-up time will be 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm.
For those applicants accepted to the camp, a separate registration process must be completed. Instructions for registration will be provided to accepted applicants via email. Failure to register by the provided deadline could result in loss of spot for the camp and could go to another applicant.
All of the costs for developing this camp at Baylor and all accepted camper costs have been provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education (Grant Award: P116Z220034).
Contact email@example.com with any questions.