High school students enjoy Computer Science summer camp

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High school students participate in Computer Science summer camp at Lewis University

Published: August 15, 2014.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science held two summer camps, Camp Code and Guardians of Cyberspace, for high school students that covered an array of topics on computer science at Lewis University.

Camp Code introduced 27 students to the programming language, Python, and taught them how to think like a software developer over the course of three days. A two-day camp, Guardians of Cyberspace helped 10 students understand the critical importance of cyber security, what makes computing insecure and how to find points of insecurity using a variety of tools.

“We described how the electric power grid is a critical infrastructure that could be compromised by cyber antagonists and described the likely consequences of such a breach,” said Dr. Ray Klump, professor and chair of Mathematics and Computer Science. “This helped us emphasize to the students that what they were learning was really important and that, as computer scientists, they’ll have the nitty-gritty technical knowledge of programming, operating systems, instruction processing, computer networking, encryption and data analysis needed to protect such critical systems from attack.”

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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