Cybersecurity Warriors


This camp has been moved to Summer of 2021

Please check back in January of 2021 for open applications

Ever worried about someone remotely accessing your computer, phone, photos, or camera, without your permission? What would you do if someone stole your loved one’s credit card information and went on an unauthorized spending spree? Learn how to defend and protect yourself and your community at ASU’s CompuGirls: Cybersecurity Warriors camp!

The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST) in the School of Social Transformation has partnered with SummerUp Camps at New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences to offer the CompuGirls: Cybersecurity Warriors camp.  To learn more about CGEST, visit our website at

This camp focuses on leadership development and exploring cybersecurity at the local and national levels. Students will participate in learning how computer science and technology can be used to address community needs, working in collaborative learning teams, and exploring STEM career pathways. Students will be introduced to cybersecurity, identify the differences between ethical hacking and hacking, understand cryptography and social engineering, as well as learn how to assess vulnerabilities.

Throughout these content areas, participants will learn how to use the Linux operating system and will gain access to the U.S. Cyber Range, where they will explore a variety of cybersecurity tools in a Kali Linux or Microsoft Windows environment. Participants will perform network scans, look for exploits, perform password audits and DOS attacks, and will make use of the Social Engineering Toolkit that tricks users into clicking into malicious websites.

It is perfectly okay if you are unfamiliar with the content areas and software. We are here to teach you about these cybersecurity technologies during the camp. 

This camp offers:

  • Foundational exposure to STEM
  • Engagement in STEM learning experiences and learning sequences
  • Out of school extracurricular learning experiences
  • Work-based and real-world STEM experiences
  • Preparation for some high school STEM courses
  • Military STEM can career exploration

Where: ASU West campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale AZ  85306

Eligibility: Girls only. 

Target Candidates (*not requirements)

  • Arizona Girls rising in 9th–12th grades in Fall 2021
  • Open to girls who are American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawai‘ian, African American, and Latina
  • From schools underserved in STEM
  • Underrepresented in STEM career fields
  • Qualify for free and/or reduced lunch*
  • First-generation college student*
  • Military dependents*
  • *Completion of Algebra is strongly recommended

Residential Cost: 75 girls will be selected to receive full scholarships to attend the cybersecurity camp. The total value of participation is $1,089.

Room and Board: Experience staying in a college dorm and eating in the dining cafeteria for free!

Transportation: Round-trip transportation provided from select Arizona rural areas provided on an as-needed basis.


Learning Modules

The camp curriculum consists of the following learning modules:

Introduction to Cybersecurity

  1. How do you define the digital world 
  2. Power & Place 
  3. Understanding technology and the individual, organizations, the community, and the US

Ethical Hacking

  1. What are cybersecurity threat.

  2. What does “hacking” look like


  1. How to protect yourself 
  2. Learning technologies to complete your project 
  3. Security breaches associated with the technologies used for your project 

Social Engineering

  1. How to protect yourself 
  2. Learning technologies to complete your project 
  3. Security breaches associated with the technologies used for your project

Vulnerability Assessment

  1. Group project activity
  2. Closing reception


Sponsors & Partners

The CompuGirls: Cybersecurity Warriors camp is funded by the following partnership: