"As a Louisiana CyberPatriot Coach I was looking for an advanced camp I could share with students. Finding Wichita State's camp was an amazing stroke of luck. The registration process was simple, people were incredibly friendly and the instructors amazing! My students had a wonderful time and learned things about cybersecurity that will directly impact our future participation in CyberPatriot! The long drive was totally worth it. Sign me up for more!"
-Linda Morgan, Teacher, Benton Middle School, Louisiana
Wichita State University's Hub for Cyber Security Education and Awareness (HCEA) facilitates collaboration and connections that provide cybersecurity learning opportunities for children.
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland
When the Girl Scouts of the Kansas Heartland asked the Wichita State College of Engineering for help rolling out a new cybserecurity badge, the Hub connected the Girl Scouts with the 18th Intelligence Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard based at Wichita's McConnell Air Force Base. Intelligence personel developed a program for the girl scouts to earn the new badge. Read more here.
Cybersecurity Boot Camp
For the third year in a row, the Kansas Air National Guard’s 184th Intelligence Wing is partnering with the WSU College of Engineering to host a week-long Cybersecurity Boot Camp. Campers will learn cybersecurity principles, types of threats, and how to attack and defend computer networks in a safe, contained virtual online environment. Next year’s camp is scheduled for July at the WSU Innovation Campus in Partnership Building 2. The camp is for primarily high schoolers, though middle-schoolers gifted in coding are welcome, too; space is limited to 24 campers.
Participation is by scholarship application only; applications for 2019 are now closed. Applications for 2020 will open Feb. 1, 2020 at wichita.edu/engineeringcamps.
To learn more, contact Polly Basore Wenzl at firstname.lastname@example.org or (316) 978-6512.