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.
September 22, 2021
National Day of Civic Hacking
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
September 16, 2021
Defining Terrorism and How it Can Help With Counterterrorism Strategies
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.
September 15, 2021
Capitol Tech Honors Hispanic Heritage Month
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.
September 14, 2021
National Coding Week Starts Today
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.