MSU hosting free GenCyber camp for middle schoolers June 19-23

Contact: James Carskadon

Students work at computers during a summer cybersecurity camp.
Rebecca Lane, center, an MSU computer science major from Starkville, works with middle school students during MSU’s 2022 GenCyber camp. Registration is now open for this summer’s camp. (Submitted photo)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University’s Center for Cyber Education is inspiring the next generation of computer scientists with a free weeklong camp this June.

The center will host a GenCyber camp June 19-23, a commuter camp open to all seventh and eighth grade students, regardless of experience in computer science. GenCyber is a National Security Agency-and National Science Foundation-funded program to provide cybersecurity experiences for students and teachers at the secondary level.

Attendees will learn about cybersecurity, a growing, high-demand and high-wage field that is important for all students, regardless of career. They will engage in hands-on activities to learn skills used in the field. Lunch and snacks will be provided during the camp. Students can register by filling out the form at

For more information on MSU’s GenCyber camp, contact Center for Cyber Education Director Shelly Hollis at

A complete listing of camps taking place at MSU this summer can be found at

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