CSAW Summer Research and Training for High School Teachers

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 9:00am EDT - Friday, August 15, 2014 - 5:00pm EDT

  • Location:Brooklyn, NY, US

The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering CSAW Summer Research Program for High School Teachers provides a unique opportunity for high school educators to receive training and development in cyber security as part of a study sponsored by the National Science Foundation, in conjunction with the NYU School of Engineering's Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Ten high school teachers from the metropolitan area will be selected for six weeks of cyber security training. During the two-week "Guided Training" portion of the program, teachers will receive intensive training in cyber security by means of lectures, discussions and hands-on learning exercises. During the four-week "Collaborative Research" portion, teams of teachers will be paired with a faculty member for a collaborative research experience. The goal of the program is for attendees to develop a computer science curriculum that includes cyber security research and clubs at their school. (For more information about the Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS) laboratory, visit: isis.poly.edu.)

In the Fall, accepted teachers are also encouraged to register a team to participate in the nation-wide CSAW High School Forensics Challenge allowing students to participate and get a first hand experience working on security related issues. For more information on last years CSAW event, visit: engineering.nyu.edu/csaw2013.

Note: The program takes place daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm. All teachers who participate are required to use their own laptops throughout the program. A laptop will not be supplied.

Please note: The application for the CSAW Summer Research Program for High School Teachers is now closed.

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  • Q1. Will participants get housing and meal allowance?
  • A: No. Housing and meals are not covered by the School of Engineering. Teachers are expected to use their $9,000 stipend to cover transportation and meals.
  • Q2. Do the participants have to have a degree in Mathematics or Computer Science?
  • A: This is not a requirement, however participants should have a background in math, science, computer programming or networking.
  • Q3. Are the participants expected to have prior experience with engaging students in STEM?
  • A: This is not a requirement, however participants are selected to train students, prepare them for the CSAW competition and integrate clubs for them in their high school.
  • Q4. Is solid knowledge of the special topics to be discussed in the summer research program required, and if so, what level?
  • A: Solid knowledge is not “required”, and the organizers are designing the lectures and projects during the program to help the participants maximize their experience. However a basic knowledge and interest in the topic will be very helpful.


For academic content and program specifics
Nasir Memon
Email: memon@nyu.edu

For additional information
Joy Colelli
Email: jc3760@nyu.edu