Norwich offers summer camps for architecture and cybersecurity

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Photo of students at the Norwich University GenCyber@NU summer cyber camp

~Camps give students the opportunity to learn at a top cybersecurity program and at the only accredited architecture school in northern New England.~

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 29, 2016

Norwich University is offering two summer camps led by standout Norwich faculty, alumni and students for rising high school juniors and seniors.

The first program, GenCyber@NU, is a free, U.S. government-sponsored camp for cyber security and cyber defense. In it, students will be provided the hardware and software to build a mini computer, which they will keep at the end of the program. The week-long, pre-college program, to be held from July 17-23, is designed for students interested in information security, digital forensics, cyberattack defense, and personal online protection.

The camp is funded by a grant from the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation and is FREE for attending students. All expenses for the week-long program, including tuition, room and board, field trips, and other program fees are covered at no cost to GenCyber@NU participants.

Applications are due April 15. Interested students should submit a letter of interest, a letter of recommendation and an unofficial high school transcript via email to gencyber@norwich.edu. For more information, go here: http://profschools.norwich.edu/business/gen-cyber-camp/.

Norwich University undergraduate and online graduate programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation for cyber security education and are certified by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE). Norwich University has been a member of the National Science Foundation’s Cyber Corps Scholarship for Service program since 2002.

The second program is facilitated by Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art, which will hold a Summer Design Academy from July 10-16. During the week-long program, students will grapple with design thinking and explore the communication of their ideas through various media and hands-on projects.

Workshops, lectures, demonstrations and off-campus experiences complement daily design studios. Students will gain a broader view of the field while developing skills and portfolio materials to add to their college applications. Students will also be advised on the college admission and portfolio-building processes.

Local designer and Norwich alumnus Joshua Chafe of Truex Cullins in Burlington, Vt. will join School of Architecture + Art faculty to provide design guidance and critique as students learn to design and build full-scale structures and spaces during studio time.

The cost, including room and board, is $750. Applications will be accepted through April 25. For more information, go here: http://profschools.norwich.edu/architectureart/summer-camp-front-page/

The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture. Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is the only NAAB accredited architecture school in northern New England.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

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