University-run Summer Camps are a Success

The university runs two summer camps for high school students: physics and cybercrime investigation. Read about them here.


i-cybercrime-summercamp1.jpgNineteen high school students received hands-on training in investigating and thwarting cybercrime from experts in the much-sought-after field of cybersecurity at the first summer cybercrime investigation camp at the University of Sranton. Managed by a faculty of the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology, the camp was held on July 13-15 at the University Center for Crime Analysis and Prevention on campus.

Through lectures, exercises, case studies, a tour of the university’s data center, computer simulations and a “flag-catching” competition, students learned about cyber threats, cybercrime profiling, cyber law, cybersecurity and how to conduct investigations in cybercurrency medicine. They also learned about the different roles and responsibilities assumed by professionals working in the growing field.

The job prospects of cybersecurity analysts are expected to increase by 31% between 2019 and 2029, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average annual salary for cybersecurity analysts in 2020 was $ 103,900. The university offers a specialty in the field of cybercrime and security of the homeland.

The camp was offered free of charge to the participants with the support of the Dean of the University College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology.

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i-physics-camp.jpgHigh school students were introduced to the extraordinary world of physics at a summer camp organized at the University of Scranton. The three-day camp for ninth- and tenth-grade students, taught by physics teachers at the university, included mini-lectures and hands-on activities to introduce basic physical concepts of electricity and magnetism, as well as dramatic real-life examples of principals in action.

At the camp, which took place on July 19-21, 12 high school students learned about wave types, oscilloscopes, magnetic coils, speakers and software radio. They built a generator, an engine and learned to use advanced software-defined radios (SDRs). They have installed and must keep a valid SDR to use at home.

Students were also introduced to a number of highly sought-after careers available to physicists or “recharging engineers,” as described by Dr. Declan Mulhol, a professor of physics and engineering at Scranton.

“Physicists have in-depth knowledge and training to give them a broad understanding of a subject and are able to apply their training to find solutions to complex problems and issues,” said Dr. Mulhol, who was among the faculty leading the camp. . “People always have to learn new technologies to enter the workforce because of technological advances. Physics – and to some extent engineers – are the source of these achievements and we are training future physicists. “

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