Augusta-area students get early look at cyber careers

Augusta-area students get early look at cyber careers

The Cyber Camp at Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School teaches students from second grade to rising seniors about cybersecurity, digital literacy and coding.

Rising seventh-grader Krishan Harris already knows his favorite programming language is Python.

The cyber-savvy student is one of 125 enrolled in the first Cyber Camp at Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School. The summer camp teaches Augusta-area students from second grade to rising seniors about technology and coding.

Since camp began June 3, the students have been learning about cybersecurity, playing with robots and going on field trips – to the Georgia Cyber Center for middle schoolers and Unisys for the high schoolers.

The younger students have competed against each other at different grade levels with Ozobots, small circular robots that the kids can control by drawing with markers on paper to create its track. The robot will follow the track, and depending on the different colors the students put in the middle of a line, the robot would speed up, turn or spin.

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