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UNG offering cyber security summer camp for high school students

DAHLONEGA — The University of North Georgia is holding a free two-week residential National Cyber Warrior Academy on its Dahlonega Campus for high school students interested in cyber-related education and/or careers. 

The camp is set for June 19 - July 1 and will be free for up to 40 participants, thanks to an $88,000 grant from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation GenCyber program.

Priority consideration will be given to students who are graduates of UNG’s Federal Service Language Academy, a program that prepares high school students for college-level foreign language or international affairs education in strategic languages.

The camp will emphasize personal, organizational, national cybersecurity awareness and ethical cyber operations training. It will feature more than 80 hours of instruction, including 40 hours of hands-on lab instruction and practical exercises.

The academy is a collaboration between UNG’s Center for Cyber Operations Education, Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies, and Department of Computer Science and Information Systems in the Mike Cottrell College of Business.

Applications are due by May 20. The top 40 applicants will be selected and notified no later than May 31. For more information about the camp, visit