Cyber security camp open to middle, high school students


UNK Communications

KEARNEY – Registration is open for the Young Nebraska Scientists CyberCamp, which will be at the University of Nebraska at Kearney June 13-15.

Young-Nebraska-Scientists-WebYoung Nebraska Scientists camps introduce campers to some of today’s hottest topics in science and engineering, and campers get hands-on experience in and outside of the lab.

At CyberCamp students will explore the new field of cyber security, learn basics of technology and how it works, and use critical thinking skills to address and solve problems. Students will be introduced to computer architecture and embedded systems hardware, and they will learn networking concepts and computer programming.

CyberCamp is open to current seventh- to 11th-grade students. The cost is $200 for residential campers and $150 for commuters. Residential campers will stay and dine in campus housing. Scholarships are available.

The registration cost includes a Raspberry Pi device. Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV and uses a standard keyboard or mouse. It can be used to browse the internet, play games or learn coding.

The camp is hosted by Matt Miller, assistant professor of computer science and information technology at UNK.

Applications and teacher recommendations are due May 1. To apply, go to


Source: Matthew Miller, 308.865.8824,
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529,