Summer Training Academy in Robotics and Cyber Security: 2014 CyberSTARS Program: July 14 – July 25, 2014

MACCAE-Morgan State University Pre-College CyberStars Summer Program:

JULY 14th – JULY 25th, 2014

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The MACCAE Morgan State University Pre-College CyberStars Summer Program is designed to provide academically focused students with an opportunity to explore their interests in the world of robot and sensor programming and cybersecurity. Our primary focus is on students from urban settings and underrepresented groups preparing to enter 11th or 12th grades. The program also focuses on high school graduates who plan to enroll as Freshmen in the Computer Science, Mathematics or Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments of Morgan State University.

This 2-week commuter academic summer program incorporates robot and sensor programming and cybersecurity sessions with a wide array of hands-on projects and exercises. Students will get the opportunity to interact with professionals from these fields and make site visits connected to these rapidly growing computer science, information technology and engineering areas. In addition, students will be exposed to Intelligence Community (IC) opportunities from IC guest speakers. Information will be provided to students about different academic programs, scholarship opportunities and future career outlook in the STEM and related disciplines. All these activities will allow them to develop their technical and interpersonal skills while being introduced to the college environment. This summer experience will provide students a brief insight into college life and the various opportunities that are available to them. 

Morgan State University (MSU) is a historically black institution with the unique designation as Maryland's public urban university and as such, serves an ethnically and culturally diverse student body. The CyberStars program at MSU aims to foster underrepresented students’ interest and advancing their knowledge in computing and technology fields while providing them with some career counseling to make a seamless transition to the college environment and persist in these specialized disciplines. In addition, the CyberStars program supports the fulfillment of the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences’ mission to increase awareness, enrollment and retention in STEM and related disciplines.

REASONS TO APPLY

 

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  • Advance computer knowledge and programming skills
  • Learn about attractive and lucrative careers in emerging robotics and cybersecurity disciplines
  • Learn about scholarships for college-bound students
  • FREE tuition *We only require a registration fee of $50
  • FREE meals
  • First-hand exposure to the college experience

FEES AND REQUIREMENTS

Fees and Requirements

Students are required to submit a $50.00 registration fee via check or money order (Payable to : MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION)  in order for their application to be considered complete.  Checks/money order will be returned to students who are not accepted.

The CyberStars program provides free tuition, meals, course materials in addition to funding all social activities and field trips for all students selected to participate in the 2014 CyberStars program.

 

To be considered eligible for the 2014 CyberStars program you MUST be:

  • A rising 11th, 12th grader or entering MSU freshman pursuing a major in Computer Science, Mathematics or  Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Interested in pursuing a computing or technology-based career at the university-level
  • Able to commute to and from MSU's campus Monday-Friday for the 2 weeks of the program

 

ONLINE APPLICATION ALONG WITH RECOMMENDATION FORMS, TRANSCRIPTS AND REGISTRATION FEE MUST BE RECEIVED/FAXED/POST MARKED BY MAY 30th, 2014.

If you have any questions, please call (443) 885-1053 or email (grace.steele@morgan.edu).

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Come see what a future in robotics and cybersecurity looks like!

 

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