Welcome to the Cyber Institute!
taking cyber into the community
Steven Weldon was appointed Director of the Cyber Institute at Augusta University’s School of Computer
and Cyber Sciences in 2019. Weldon joined the faculty at Augusta University’s School
of Computer and Cyber Sciences in January 2017 as an instructor of computer science.
Prior to Mr. Weldon's arrival at Augusta University, he served in the United States
Navy as a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive and an Information Warfare Officer for
over thirty years. He retired from the Navy as a Captain (O6). His assignments include
serving as the Commanding Officer of Navy Information Operation Command Colorado and
as the National Security Agency Georgia Signals Intelligence Director.
Cyber Institute Outreach Activities
- Girls Go CyberStart: An interactive online program composed of digital challenges to introduce high school
age girls to cybersecurity. The Cyber Institute sponsors a club for homeschooled high
school girls and others who may not have access to this program through their school.
- Girls Who Code: The Cyber Institute sponsors an after-school club for 6th-12th grade girls to learn
about computer science.
- GenCyber Camp: A summer residential camp open to high school students with the goal of exposing students
to potential careers in cybersecurity. Augusta University has hosted GenCyber camps
for rising high school juniors and seniors since 2015.*
- K-12 Education Outreach with Burke, Columbia and Richmond Counties: The Cyber Institute has partnered with these school systems to provide the NetLab+
platform to students, exposing them to information technology disciplines including
networking, virtualization and cybersecurity.
*Due to the COVID outbreak, the 2020 GenCyber camp program has been postponed until
Summer 2021. Applications will reopen for next summer's program in 2021 - stay tuned!
Connect with us on Social Media
Are you a former Girls Who Code club member or GenCyber summer camp participant? Like
our Facebook page and join our Facebook groups to connect with these communities:
Girls Who Code