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STEM from the CRYPT(ology)
August 2 - August 6
Cryptology is the study of codes, or the art of writing and solving them – and we will do just that all week! Working from some of the earliest inceptions of cryptology to it’s current application in cyber security today, STEM from the CRYPT(ology) will begin with the history of cryptology and it’s purpose. Campers will first be introduced to Caesar Ciphers and Shift Ciphers. We will also cover Vigenère Ciphers and Playfair Ciphers. Campers will also learn the history of World War 2 Cryptology codes and code breaking. We will also cover more modern applications of cryptology in terms of it’s importance in the world of cyber security. Each day we will put camper’s encryption and code breaking skills to the test when they participate in intra-class and inter-class challenges. The week culminates in CAMP CODE WARS – a three round code breaking challenge. Will your message arrive securely? Enroll to find out!
Recommended age group- Grades 9-10