October 21, 2021
Understanding and Protecting Yourself from “Phishing” Attacks
As part of our continuing observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we thought it was crucial for our students, staff, and faculty to understand the concept of phishing and ways to defend against phishing attacks.
October 20, 2021
What is Industrial Hygiene?
Over centuries of activism and hard labor, industrial hygiene has become a staple and a standard in maintaining safety guidelines for workplaces everywhere. An article by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) defines the practice as “the science of protecting and enhancing the health and safety of people at work and in their communities.” Specialists in industrial hygiene are specifically trained to recognize the many hazards that could arise in various workspaces, and to take the action required to fix and stabilize the problem.
October 18, 2021
Perseverance Finds Success on Second Drilling Mission
Having safely landed on Mars in February of 2021, the Perseverance rover has been exploring the surface of the red planet with much success. In August, the rover attempted one of its key missions— drilling and obtaining rock samples. However, the first attempt came up empty. While the drilling process was successful, no samples actually made it into the collection tube.
October 11, 2021
Google and Microsoft Investing Billions in Cybersecurity
A quick search on the internet of ransomware trends will return thousands of articles on the increasing number of ransomware attacks and cyberthreats, estimated by Cybersecurity Ventures to reach $20 billion in cost of damages this year. It’s no surprise then to hear that two of the largest tech companies are making substantial investments in improving cybersecurity efforts.
October 7, 2021
Robots Played Pivotal Role at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics
There were many moments at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics that made the games unique. Though scheduled for 2020 they were delayed until the summer of 2021 due to the global pandemic and then had no audience beyond coaches and teammates in attendance. Another element that made these Olympics unique was the use of robots.
September 29, 2021
Increasing Job Opportunities for Women in Construction
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Labor Force Statistics, in 2020 women made up 10.8% of the construction workforce, up about 2% from the prior census. However, a survey results issued by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and Safe Site Check In showed that opportunities for women in the construction industry are increasing.
September 27, 2021
Email Spoofing: What is it, how does it work, and how do we prevent it?
Email phishing is not a new concept. Since email became a widely-used method of communication, unscrupulous individuals have been sending emails for fake lotteries, invented inheritances, and fake charitable schemes. Many of these types of scams were easy to identify by looking at the sender. However, as technology has advanced, so have phishing schemes—especially in the form of email spoofing.
September 24, 2021
Machine Learning Could Accelerate Drug Discovery
According to the Congressional Budget Office, in 2019, the pharmaceutical industry spent $83 billion on research and development, about ten times the amount spent per year in the 80s. With so much money going toward exploring whether or not a drug will be effective, one group has turned to machine learning (ML) to help expedite the process.