GenCyber CS4CS Summer 2016

GenCyber Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) Summer Program for High School Women

GenCyber CS4CS is a FREE, three-week, full-day summer program providing an introduction for high school women on the fundamentals of cyber security and computer science at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. No background or experience in cyber security or computer programming is needed in order to apply, only your interest and enthusiasm. Applications are due by Wednesday April 27th, 2016, 5PM.  The GenCyber CS4CS Program is generously funded by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency. The program is led by Professor Nasir Memon, head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Offensive Security, Incident Response and Internet Security (OSIRIS) Laboratory.

QT2A8629-3We are looking for young women currently in high school (9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade) who live within daily commuting distance to NYU Tandon School of Engineering, 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn NY, 11201. The program meets Monday-Friday for three weeks.

Applicants must live within daily commuting distance to the program. Housing and meals are not provided. Students will receive a small stipend upon completing the program to cover the cost of  transportation within NYC (round-trip subway fare).

There is NO COST to apply or to attend.

Two groups of students will attend the camp on NYU Tandon School of Engineering campus, 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn NY, 11201.

Application Due: Wednesday, April 27th, by 5PM

Applicants Notified by: Thursday, May 5th

Dates: Weekdays, only, Tuesday, July 5th – Friday, July 22nd

Time: 9AM to approximately 3PM or 4PM, depending on the day’s activities.

Forty-eight qualified young women will be selected to participate in the three-week session of lectures, hands-on training, and day trips to New York City technology firms to receive an immersive and supportive introduction to the interdisciplinary field of cyber security.  Participants will also be eligible to attend at no cost Career Discovery in Cyber Security: A Women’s Symposium on July 14th. Students will be prepared to compete in the nation-wide Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) annual High School Forensics Challenge along with team members from their high school. With mentorship by women, the GenCyber CS4CS Summer Program provides a unique opportunity for high school women to be introduced to concepts and career opportunities in the exciting field of cyber security. Cyber security combines the studies of computer science, forensics, law, and computer programming to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access.

The goals of GenCyber CS4CS are for high school women to gain abilities, confidence, and options to consider computer science and cyber security careers; form a support network; and to serve as computer science and cyber security ambassadors by recruiting a team of high school classmates to compete in the CSAW competition. NYU Tandon School of Engineering is a national leader in the study of cyber security and a pioneer in providing high school girls, high school teachers, and non-NYU college faculty with summer courses in cyber security.

To learn more about the course content, check out a blog written by participants last year, a post on the program in our #STEMNOW blog, and a sample syllabus.

Good To Know:

  • Applications are due by Wednesday, April 27th, 5PM.
  • Questions? Email
  • Up to 48 placements will be available for Summer, 2016.
  • Applicants should currently be in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.
  • Students will receive a small stipend upon completing the program to cover the cost of  transportation within NYC (round-trip subway fare).
  • Follow us on social media and check out our #STEMNOW blog.