Brookdale Community College is accepting applications for the second annual GenCyber Jersey Blues program, a free, one-week cybersecurity training camp held this July on the college’s Lincroft campus.
The program, funded by grants from the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation, is open to local high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Attendees will engage in hands-on cybersecurity training activities, such as programming a Raspberry Pi computer, and meet with nationally renowned industry experts. Students will also receive a free Raspberry Pi computer, keyboard and mouse to continue their training at the completion of the camp.
The faculty, staff and students of Brookdale Community College will team up to create a suite of interactive learning materials for educators across the country, under a new $899,899 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The grant program, running through August 2019, is designed to address the rising costs of traditional college textbooks and provide new, more interactive resources for faculty and students, according to Brookdale engineering and technology professor Michael Qaissaunee.
“In my 20 years of teaching, I’ve seen the rapid evolution of students, spiking textbook prices and significant changes in college course materials,” said Qaissaunee, who will lead the grant program.
Participants in the Governor’s Cyber Aces Championship are pictured at Brookdale Community College in 2014. The Lincroft campus will host a new slate of no-cost cybersecurity workshops in July and August, with deadline to register June 17. (Photo by Russ DeSantis)
Press release from Brookdale Community College
Brookdale Community College is accepting applications for its new GenCyber Jersey Blues program, a free, two-week cybersecurity training camp opening this July on the college’s Lincroft campus.
Funded by grants from the National Security Administration and National Science Foundation, the program is open to local high school students, and provides enrollees with an introduction to the fundamentals of cybersecurity.
There is no cost to apply or attend, and applicants are not required to have any prior cybersecurity or computer programming experience. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.