Three spots available for Bulldog Bytes GenCyber Day Camp

By: 
MARY RUMORE
Staff Writer

Three spots are still available for the Bulldog Bytes GenCyber Day Camp presented by Mississippi State University from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on July 10 through 14 at Davidson Chapel C.M.E Church for incoming third through fifth grade girls.

Assisstant Clinical Professor for Computer Science and Engineering at MSU and camp Director Dr. Sarah Lee said the camp aimed to teach girls about online safety and interest them in computing careers.
“The goal is to increase the number of youth interested in technology and to teach safe online behaviors for themselves and for others,” she said.

Lee said the camp was free to attend, and a light breakfast, lunch, snacks, t-shirt and backpack would be provided to the campers.

Lee said the campers will learn about computer programs with robots, and they will get to take the robots home with them after the camp.

She said the girls who attend only needed to wear comfortable clothes, and everything else needed would be provided by the camp.

The camp will be taught by Lead Instructor Litany Lineberry.

She said the camp is aimed toward elementary-age girls to encourage them to pursue careers in the computing and technology industry.

“Most girls aren’t interested in technology as a career,” she said. “That’s just not what they see themselves doing in the future. We want to show them that there are opportunities out there for them in that industry.”

Lee said the funding for the Bulldog Bytes GenCyber Day Camp came from the National Security Agency through the GenCyber Program.

“The GenCyber program aims to grow a generation of people that have cybersecurity awareness and help them pursue careers in that field,” she said.

To sign up for the Bulldog Bytes GenCyber Day Camp, visit www.msawc.org/gencyber-camps, and for more information contact Lineberry by email at ll1178@msstate.edu.

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