Marymount Offers Summer Tech Institutes for Teens

Marymount University invites area students ages 14 to 18 to attend one of its Summer Technology Institutes. Participants will take daily classes taught by Marymount faculty and engage in hands-on activities. They will also hear guest speakers who are information technology professionals, be mentored by Marymount students and learn about college majors and career opportunities in technology.

  • GenCyber Residential Camp, July 5-17, is for students ages 16 to 18 as part of a pilot program to increase awareness of cybersecurity at the high school level. Students will live on campus and have hands-on experiences in cybersecurity with a focus on defending the nation’s critical assets. They will also visit cybersecurity centers in nearby Washington, D.C.
  • GenCyber Day Camp, July 20-24, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Through a central exercise involving the protection of digitized healthcare records, students in grades nine through 12 will gain knowledge and hands-on experience in cybersecurity. The institute will culminate with a cybersecurity competition.

“The whole idea behind the cybersecurity camps is to provide the experience of working in a true cybersecurity environment,” said Dr. Diane Murphy, chair of Marymount’s Department of Information of Technology. “And there’s no better place to have it than in the Washington, D.C., area, which is the center of the cybersecurity universe.”

  • Mobile App Development Institute, July 13-17, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. It’s for students in grades eight through 12 who want to explore a possible career in the development of mobile applications. Those attending will build fully functioning mobile apps and share their projects with friends and family at a culminating showcase.

GenCyber Day Camp and Mobile App Development Institute require a $100 application fee. Program costs for all three events are covered through grants from the National Science Foundation. For more information or to apply, go to