Middle and High School Students: Join the Husky Cyber Team!

Local middle school and high school students who want to learn more about cybersecurity and computers are invited to join the Husky Cyber Team, coached by Michigan Tech faculty and students. Membership is free to all participants.

The team will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. every Saturday night at Michigan Tech. Students will learn in-depth knowledge on topics including Linux, Windows, network, cybersecurity, coding, and hacking. Students will also be prepared to participate in cyber competitions such as CyberPatriot.

For more information and to apply, visit the GenCyber Camps website.

Recent Cyber Team Competition Awards


The “Space Dinosaurs” team from Houghton Middle School captured 1st place in the Michigan Middle School category of the 2021 national CyberPatriot Competition. Read more here.

The CyberPatriot is the nation’s largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks. It was created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. In the 2021 competition, there were 5,254 registered teams, representing nearly 21,000 students and 2,000 adult coaches from all 50 U.S. states. 

Michigan Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge (GHSCC)

The “Angles” team from Houghton High School captured 4th Place in the 2021 Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge (GHSCC), a state of Michigan-level cybersecurity competition for high school students. Read more here.

The GHSCC aims to expose K-12 students to cybersecurity at no cost to the students or schools. Students participate in various challenges that test their knowledge of cybersecurity, computer science, and information technology through two rounds of competitions. The competition included more than 600 student participants across the state of Michigan in 2021.