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Dr. Charles' Tips to Stay Safe Online

October 6, 2021
Happy Cybersecurity Awareness Month! The theme for the first week is "Do your part.

October is Careers in Construction Month

October 4, 2021
October marks National Careers in Construction Month, a time geared toward spreading awareness of the various lucrative job opportunities in the construction field, as well as teaching the basics of construction to students across America.

Increasing Job Opportunities for Women in Construction 

September 29, 2021
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. 

Email Spoofing: What is it, how does it work, and how do we prevent it? 

September 27, 2021
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. 

Machine Learning Could Accelerate Drug Discovery 

September 24, 2021
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. 

National Day of Civic Hacking

September 22, 2021
For most, the word ‘hacking’ conjures images of a sketchy person clad in dark hooded clothing typing furiously at a computer in a dark room. While hacking and hackers have certainly been in the news lately for data breaches and other sinister online activity, there is such a thing as a benevolent hacker. These types of hackers engage in what is known as civic hacking which is “the process of finding…technology-based solutions to solve civic problems.”1

Recognizing Information Tech Staff on IT Professionals Day

September 21, 2021
September 21st marks 2021’s National Information Technology (IT) Professionals Day, a day in honor of those dedicated to solving our slew of modern technological problems.

Defining Terrorism and How it Can Help With Counterterrorism Strategies

September 16, 2021
Over the years, the perception of what and who a terrorist is has evolved, as experts aim to find the most accurate definition. This challenge of defining terrorism is one that experts in counterterrorism face everyday.

Capitol Tech Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2021
September 15th through October 15th of 2021 brings us this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate those with Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Central American, and South American heritage. In honor of the holiday, this edition of the Capitology blog will highlight a few individuals with Hispanic heritage that have made invaluable advancements to STEM fields.

National Coding Week Starts Today

September 14, 2021
September 14th through the 20th is National Coding Week, a time for everyone to familiarize  with coding by becoming more digitally literate through classes and engagement. With the world of today growing more and more reliant on technology, it’s important for us all to become familiar with the basics of what makes our systems run.