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Southeastern to host summer Lions's Code CyberCamp

 

Thursday, June 17, 2021 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting a virtual computer science camp this summer for students entering eighth through 12th grades this fall. The Lion’s Code CyberCamp is open to students with any level of coding experience and is free.
     Sponsored by the Southeastern’s Department of Computer Science, the camp is one week. There are two separate sessions and students may register for the one that best fits their schedule: July 19-22 or July 26-29. Both sessions are online and take place each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     “The Lion’s Code CyberCamp provides an enjoyable summer camp experience for high school students that challenges them academically in the foundational concepts of computer science and builds the skills of teamwork, public speaking and relationship building,” said Instructor of Computer Science and Camp Coordinator Bonnie Achee.
     Achee said students will be introduced to several aspects of computer science, including coding essentials, cyber security and cyber literacy. Participants will be introduced to the computer programs Alice and Python.
     “Students will participate in a virtual capture the flag and work together in teams as cyber-sleuths to solve a cybercrime. They will have the opportunity to learn about career opportunities in computer science and cyber security, as well as work with the university’s Career Services Department to begin creating a professional resume.”
     Registration is available at southeastern.edu/registerlionscodecamp. Each camp session is limited to 100 students on a first come, first served basis. Registration is now open and closes on July 6.
     For more information, contact Achee at lionscodecamp@southeastern.edu.




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