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How Modular & prefabricated building practices are changing the construction industry

October 30, 2019
Material and workforce costs continue to rise in construction leading to changes like the use of modular and prefabricated building elements by construction managers. Here’s how their use is changing the construction industry.

Crunch Time and Type 2 Fun

October 29, 2019
On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, International Astronautical Congress (IAC) conference here in DC, in session “E2.4. Educational Pico and Nano Satellites”, student Jorge Rodriguez is presenting on our Cactus-1 team’s 3 years of work.

Current Doctoral Candidate Interview: Linda F. Martin

October 24, 2019
Current Capitol Tech doctoral candidate Linda F. Martin, MS, CSP, CIH, works as a consultant, course curriculum designer, and professor in the occupational health and safety (OHS) industry. Linda is also President of the Board of Directors at the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the BCSP Foundation. Linda is currently working on finalizing her dissertation at Capitol Tech and has found the university to be the perfect place for her to explore her passion for the OHS industry while expanding her education.

Automotive systems and mechatronics

October 21, 2019
Henry Ford may have pioneered the assembly line, changing the automotive industry forever, but the field of mechatronics has taken the automotive industry to even greater heights. 

Artificial intelligence & machine learning: a double-edge sword for cybersecurity

October 15, 2019
AI and machine learning technology comes with many benefits, but cybersecurity professionals need to be aware that there is always a potential the technology can be used for harm.

Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Sedares

October 7, 2019
Lisa Sedares began her first internship at NASA when she was a Capitol Tech student and has been working with the organization ever since. Currently, she represents NASA’s interests as a Project Engineer at The Aerospace Corporation.

Want to Play a Game ̶ In Space?

October 4, 2019
Our Cactus-1 CubeSat pico-satellite will soon be silently zooming its way through space, orbiting Earth every 90 minutes or so. If you're bored and stop by our command center post-launch, you can even play a game against it. Our orbit game is a logic puzzler called Bulls & Cows, often known by its colorful commercial variant "Mastermind".

Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

October 2, 2019
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)! This year’s overarching message – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT, from the newly formed Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), sets the stage for a month of exciting cybersecurity-related events all over the nation.

Drone use in the construction industry

September 25, 2019
For the construction industry drone use provides many benefits, including cost savings, more informed communication, better time management, and improved safety.

Aircraft health monitoring systems and potential effects on airspace safety

September 23, 2019
More than 44,000 flights carrying over 2.8 million passengers are handled each day. It’s vital to maintain peak operational status for each aircraft through use of aircraft health monitoring systems to improve reliability and safety.