NRCC GenCyber Ninja event

Esther Shen navigates a drone through the last obstacle of the course, while Grace Fillo (left) and Nora Kuhlman observe. All girls are from Blacksburg
Esther Shen navigates a drone through the last obstacle of the course, while Grace Fillo (left) and Nora Kuhlman observe. All girls are from Blacksburg

Six middle school students had the opportunity to fly new quad copters through obstacle courses and solve cyber challenges at an event last weekend. The students were previous participants of New River Community College’s GenCyber Ninja day camps.

Lauren Conenna, of Floyd, works to solve the second cyber challenge with guidance from Russell Chisholm, camp volunteer and president of the NRCC Cyber Drone Club.
Lauren Conenna, of Floyd, works to solve the second cyber challenge with guidance from Russell Chisholm, camp volunteer and president of the NRCC Cyber Drone Club.

The GenCyber Ninja camps are for middle and high school students to learn more about cyber security, 3-D printing and drones. Three week-long camps will be offered this summer and are made possible through a grant from the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation. Applications are available at NRCC’s New River Valley Mall site in Christiansburg and are due Thursday, May 31.