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Work in progress - Cyber Discovery camp — Integrated approach to cyber studies

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4 Author(s)
Heath Tims ; Louisiana Tech University, USA ; Galen Turner ; Christian Duncan ; Brian Etheridge

The Cyber Discovery camp was developed by a collaboration of math, science, engineering, and liberal arts faculty. The primary goal of the camp was to help teachers and students become better cyber-citizens who help rather than hinder security efforts by making them aware of the benefits and dangers of cyberspace. The residential camp exposes student participants to multiple topics of cyberspace including: history of cyberspace, ethical and social issues, applications, and the need for and use of security in cyberspace. Faculty members from the College of Engineering and Science teamed up with the College of Liberal Arts to develop a residential camp experience aimed at high school teachers and students. During the summer of 2008, 30 high school students and 10 teachers, from throughout the region participated in the summer camp. The camp consisted of discussion sessions, hands on engineering and computer science labs, a cryptographic treasure hunt, film sessions, and a final cyber challenge each of which integrated the history, ethical issues, applications, and theory behind cyberspace, security, and cryptography.

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2009 39th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference

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18-21 Oct. 2009