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Free cybersecurity camps offered at Whatcom Community College

Whatcom Community College students participate in a cybersecurity lab assignment in June 2011. The college is offering free cybersecurity camps for middle and high school students in summer 2016.
Whatcom Community College students participate in a cybersecurity lab assignment in June 2011. The college is offering free cybersecurity camps for middle and high school students in summer 2016. The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom Community College is accepting applications for free one-week GenCyber camps this summer for middle and high school students who are interested in the growing field of cybersecurity.

Deadline is June 3 for completed applications and supporting documents.

Camps for high school students are July 25-30 and Aug. 1-6. The camp for middle school students is July 25-30. Participants must be entering the seventh or eighth grade; those who will be juniors or seniors when classes resume in fall 2016 will be given priority.

Space is limited. To enroll, go online whatcom.edu/cybercamp. The application requires a brief essay, a reference from a teacher or counselor, and school transcripts or most recent report card.

Camp sessions will be in classrooms and recently renovated and upgraded labs of WCC’s computer information systems and cybersecurity program.

Funding for camps comes from National Security Agency and National Science Foundation grants.

For more information, contact cybercamp@whatcom.ctc.edu.

Robert Mittendorf: 360-715-2805, @bhamMitty

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