GENCYBER CAMP FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING STUDENTS
TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Making stops across the nation, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf Regional STEM Center (NRSC) STEM Bus traveled from the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind in Talladega, Alabama, to Austin bringing deaf and hard of hearing students more opportunities to learn about cybersecurity, engineering, and computer science.
High school students, ages 14-19, are in town from Kentucky, North Carolina, and Texas for a week of GenCyber cybersecurity camp at the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD).
The camp is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency (NSA) through a GenCyber grant provided to The University of Alabama in Huntsville’s (UAH) Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education (CCRE). This is the third year UAH is offering cybersecurity camps for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf Regional STEM Center (NRSC) is a partnership between the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), in New York.
The NRSC helps provide STEM based instruction and strategies for students who are deaf or hard of hearing throughout the Southeast. The NRSC also has national initiatives in Cyber Security, Robotics, and Coding.
GenCyber Camp Director, Jesse Hairston, said, “It’s definitely an underserved area.
“Cybersecurity isn’t taught at a lot of different schools right now, so we’re trying to make that more abundant. We want to make sure the deaf and hard of hearing schools don’t get left out either.”
Students will explore potential careers in cybersecurity through hands-on experiences in programming, digital forensics, cryptography, networking, and online safety.
WHAT: GenCyber cybersecurity camp for deaf and hard of hearing high school students, thanks to the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf’s Regional STEM Center.
WHEN: Through Friday
July 26, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Texas School for the Deaf
1102 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704