Boston University Learning Resource Network (LERNet)

  • Dates: July 9– August 3, 2018 (M-F from 9:00-3:00)
  • Where: BU College of Arts & Sciences
  • Grade Level: Young women entering 10th or 11th grade at a school in greater Boston area in Fall 2018
  • Deadline for applications: May 1st, 2018

Please check back on December 15 for more details about the Summer 2019 programs.

Codebreakers is a program for young women who are currently either freshmen or sophomores in high school and who are interested in learning about computer security.

Graduate and undergraduate coordinators will teach participants how to apply basic security concepts through gaming, modeling, and simulation development. Students also will learn to program in python, as well as about robotics, digital forensics, cryptography, system vulnerability and cyberethics.

During the program participants also will investigate exciting careers by visiting a local facility and hearing guest speakers from state, local and federal agencies and professionals. Lunch is included each day. There is no tuition, but a nonrefundable registration fee of $100 is required of all participants.

For more information and to apply, go to