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Summer Camps & Workshops

The Computer Science department at Boise State University is involved in a number of great workshops for youth this summer. Check out the information below to learn more and register quickly as registration fills up quickly.

Planned Camps & Workshops:

2022 e-Girls (Grades 9-10)

Dates: Friday through Saturday, June 10-11, 2022
Location: Engineering Building, Boise State University
Cost: Free
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2022
Enrollment is limited to 55.
Description: e-Girls is a free overnight program for girls currently in 9th and 10th grade. Enrollment is limited to 55 girls. Workshops led by Society of Women Engineers professionals and college students may include: Biomechanics of Footwear, Packaging and the Environment, Virtual Worlds with Alice, Solving Forensic Mysteries, Physics of Rock Climbing/Rope Walking, A World of Career Choices, and more!

Learn more about e-Girls 2022

2022 GenCyber Cybersecurity Summer Camp for Idaho High School Students (Girls Only)

Dates: June 20-24, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: 777 W Main Street, Ste 221, Boise, ID
Cost: Free
Registration: Open until April 24, 2022, or until filled.
Enrollment is limited to 32.
Description: Computer Science faculty and staff will introduce and cement knowledge of cybersecurity first principles, increase the curiosity of the participants about the field of cybersecurity, encourage participants to seek further education in cybersecurity and motivate participants to seek a career in cybersecurity.

More information about GenCyber Camp – Girls

2022 GenCyber Cybersecurity Summer Camp for Idaho High School Students (Boys and Girls)

Dates: June 27-July 1, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: 777 W Main Street, Ste 221, Boise, ID
Cost: Free
Registration: Open until April 24, 2022, or until filled.
Enrollment is limited to 32.
Description: Computer Science faculty and staff will introduce and cement knowledge of cybersecurity first principles, increase the curiosity of the participants about the field of cybersecurity, encourage participants to seek further education in cybersecurity and motivate participants to seek a career in cybersecurity.

More information about GenCyber Camp – Boys and Girls

2022 GenCyber Cybersecurity Summer Camp for Idaho High School Teachers

Group photo of GenCyber Teachers Camp participants

Dates: July 11-15 and July 18-22, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
Location: City Center Plaza, Boise State University
Stipend: $750
Registration by May 6th, 2022
Enrollment is limited to 25 per camp

Objectives:

The 2022 GenCyber Teacher Camp at Boise State University was designed for secondary education teachers in Southwest Idaho and the Boise area to:

  • create local cyber security awareness
  • build a community of practice to promote cyber security for everyone
  • design, develop, implement, and evaluate lesson plans for teachers in the area of security and privacy
  • provide cyber security resources and make them accessible to the community.

Topics:

Topics included password protection, phishing, cryptography, virus, Trojans, wireless and network security, and Sphero SPRK+ robots were taught in class, from which participants were exposed to all ten cybersecurity first principles.

Learn more about GenCyber Teacher Camp 2022


Prior Camps & Workshops:

2021 GenCyber Cybersecurity Summer Camp for Idaho High School Students (Girls Only)

Dates: July 12-July 16, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Will be held virtually
Cost: Free
Registration: Closed for 2021
Enrollment is limited to 32.
Description: Computer Science faculty and staff will introduce and cement knowledge of cybersecurity first principles, increase the curiosity of the participants about the field of cybersecurity, encourage participants to seek further education in cybersecurity and motivate participants to seek a career in cybersecurity.
More information about GenCyber Camp – Girls

2021 GenCyber Cybersecurity Summer Camp for Idaho High School Students (Boys and Girls)

Dates: July19-July23,2021
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Held virtually
Cost: Free
Registration: Closed for 2021
Enrollment is limited to 32.
Description: Computer Science faculty and staff will introduce and cement knowledge of cybersecurity first principles, increase the curiosity of the participants about the field of cybersecurity, encourage participants to seek further education in cybersecurity and motivate participants to seek a career in cybersecurity.
More information about GenCyber Camp – Boys and Girls

2021 GenCyber Teacher Camp

GenCyber group photo

Dates: June 14-18 and June 21-25, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
Location: City Center Plaza, Boise State University
Stipend: $500
Registration: Closed for 2021
Enrollment is limited to 20 per camp

Learn More about GenCyber Teacher Camp 2021

2019 E-Camp (Grades 8-9)

Dates: Sunday through Tuesday, June 2-4, 2019
Location: Engineering Building, Boise State University
Cost: $300 ($350 after May 1), scholarships available
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2019
Enrollment is limited to 40.
Description: Students who are currently in 8th or 9th grade can use hands-on activities and projects involving self-discovery, cooperative learning, critical thinking, and problem-solving while living on campus in a college dormitory. All food, housing, and recreational activities are provided

2019 E-Girls (Grades 9-10)

Dates: Friday through Saturday, June 7-8, 2019
Location: Engineering Building, Boise State University
Cost: Free
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2019
Enrollment is limited to 50.
Description: e-Girls is a free overnight program for girls currently in 9th and 10th grade. Enrollment is limited to 40 girls. Workshops led by Society of Women Engineers professionals and college students may include: Biomechanics of Footwear, Packaging and the Environment, Virtual Worlds with Alice, Solving Forensic Mysteries, Physics of Rock Climbing/Rope Walking, A World of Career Choices, and more!

2019 GenCyber Summer Camp for Idaho Secondary Teachers (1st Camp)

Dates: Monday – Friday, June 17-21, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: City Center Plaza, Boise State University
Stipend: $450
Registration Deadline: May 17, 2019
Enrollment is limited to 25.
Description: The 2019 GenCyber Teacher Camp at Boise State University is designed for secondary education teachers in Southwest Idaho and the Boise area to (1) create local cyber security awareness; (2) build a community of practice to promote cyber security for everyone; (3) design, develop, implement, and evaluate lesson plans for teachers in the area of security and privacy; and (4) provide cyber security resources and make them accessible to the community.

2019 GenCyber Summer Camp for Idaho Secondary Teachers (2nd Camp)

Dates: Monday – Friday, June 24-28, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Location: City Center Plaza, Boise State University
Stipend: $450
Registration Deadline: May 17, 2019
Enrollment is limited to 25.
Description: The 2019 GenCyber Teacher Camp at Boise State University is designed for secondary education teachers in Southwest Idaho and the Boise area to (1) create local cyber security awareness; (2) build a community of practice to promote cyber security for everyone; (3) design, develop, implement, and evaluate lesson plans for teachers in the area of security and privacy; and (4) provide cyber security resources and make them accessible to the community.

Computer Science Principles

  • The 2017 EarSketch workshop for secondary students and teachers was held August 2-4, 2017. Computer Science Principles via Music using EarSketch introduces the seven “big ideas” in the AP Computer Science Principles curriculum.
  • The June 21-24, 2016 Computer Science Principles via Music, Art and Poetry using EarSketch and Processing to introduce the seven “big ideas” in the AP Computer Science Principles curriculum to high school teachers.
  • The July 14-15, 2016 Computer Science Principles via Music using EarSketch to introduce the seven “big ideas” in the AP Computer Science Principles curriculum to high school students.
  • The June 17-19, 2015 Mobile Computer Science Principles (MCSP) workshop uses mobile apps to introduce the seven “big ideas” in the AP Computer Science Principles curriculum to high school teachers.

Coding is Cool

  • The June 23-24, 2015 Coding is Cool – Level 1 workshop introduces computer science and coding to high school students using mobile apps.
  • The June 25-26, 2015 Coding is Cool – Level 2 workshop introduces computer science and coding to high school students using Hybrid Art with Processing and Finch Robot.

For School Administration

The September 23, 2016 Computing by Design workshop assists professional school counselors, administrators, and teachers nationwide with information and resources to guide more — and more kinds of — students to explore computing education and careers.

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