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TWU launches CyberCamp in partnership with Air Force Association


Cybercamp photo 

From left: Dr. Jian Zhang, Brig. Gen. Bernie Skoch, retired,
Maj. Gen. Mary Saunders, retired, and Dr. Don Edwards.

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Dr. Don Edwards welcomes students to the Air Force
Association's first-ever CyberCamp hosted by TWU.

DENTON — Seventeen high school students in North Texas are learning about online safety and cybersecurity during the Air Force Association’s first-ever CyberCamp hosted by Texas Woman’s University July 14-18, 2014.

“We could not have asked for a better host for our first CyberCamp pilot,” said Brig. Gen. Bernie Skoch, retired, CyberPatriot national commissioner for the Air Force Association. “Not only has Texas Woman's University continued to expand its programs preparing its students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but through the CyberCamp, it also will expose local high school students to higher education opportunities in these STEM fields.”

Dr. Don Edwards, chair of the TWU Mathematics and Computer Sciences Department, said, “We are proud to partner with the Air Force Association on this camp and to be a model for other institutions in the nation to follow.”

During the CyberCamp, students will gain hands-on experience in cybersecurity, including protecting a network, identifying potential threats, making systems more secure and protecting themselves on the Internet. Each day of camp will cover new topics and activities, building up to a final team competition simulating real cyber security situations faced by industry professionals.

“This camp is an opportunity for students to experience real-world challenges in cybersecurity and learn from national experts in the field,” said Dr. Jian Zhang, TWU assistant professor of mathematics and computer sciences and coordinator of the camp.

For more information on the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program, visit

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