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Rita Brown: Construction Expert, Leader, and Entrepreneur

March 12, 2021
In honor of national Women in Construction Week (WIC) which runs from March 7-13 and includes International Women's Day, Capitol Tech is including a profile on Rita Brown, a current female construction leader, as part of the university’s women in STEM series taking place all March for Women’s History Month.

Women in Construction Week 2021

March 10, 2021
Sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Women in Construction Week (WIC) is an annual event used to raise awareness of women in the industry and celebrate their construction contributions.

Using Machine Learning Techniques to Limit Social Media Misinformation

March 10, 2021
With an estimated 500 million tweets a day, reviewing even a small percentage of those flagged as misinformation is hours of work. Researchers are exploring machine learning techniques to streamline this process and eliminate “fake news” on social media.

March 8 is International Women's Day

March 9, 2021
The 2021 theme for International Women’s Day is “Choose to Challenge”. For centuries, women have been challenging the stereotype that the STEM fields are not ones they should pursue. This blog posts highlights women who have made contributions to STEM and beyond.

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal: Human-Robot Interaction Researcher & AI Pioneer

March 5, 2021
Most people know who Google’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are and many people even have daily interactions with these personas, but few have met Kismet, Leonard, Aida, Autom, or Huggable.

Data Analytics in the Time of COVID-19

March 4, 2021
Capitol Tech sat down with Pam Phojanakong, an epidemiologist with a PhD from Drexel University, to discuss the challenges facing data scientists in the midst of a global pandemic. Pam currently works as a data scientist for CORMAC, a Baltimore-based data management and analytics firm, supporting a contract that works with data submitted by post-acute care providers. Pam was instrumental in developing a COVID dashboard, which looks at COVID rates compared to Census data for key occupations and social characteristics.

Cyber analytics may uncover the link between cryptocurrency coding and market behavior

March 3, 2021
The world of cryptocurrency can be difficult to understand, especially when trying to predict how it will behave on the market. This is where cyber analytics may be used to uncover the link between cryptocurrency coding and market behavior.

Cactus-1: A CubeSat's Next Steps

March 2, 2021
Five years ago we were awarded a NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative 'free launch' via Virgin Orbit for any science payload we could build-- as long as it fit into a 30cm x 10cm x 10cm '3U' CubeSat frame.  Oh, and we had to build the frame as well.  And the test gear.  And the comms system.  Solar panels. A ground system.  In short, it had a lot of parts.  As a result, over 30 students got to participate in Capitol's Cactus-1 (Coordinated Applied Capitol Technology University Satellite 1)CubeSat project over its 3 year build cycle.

Celebrating Women in STEM during Women’s History Month 2021

March 2, 2021
Women and their contributions to America society have been celebrated annually in March since 1981, when Ronald Reagan approved Congress’ request to proclaim the week of March 7 as “Women’s History Week. After half a decade of celebrating women in this fashion, the National Women’s History Project petitioned for the week to be expanded nationally into Women’s History Month and Congress passed the resolution.

Dr. Guion Bluford: The First African American in Space Despite Wanting to be Number 2

February 26, 2021
Dr. Guion Bluford, otherwise known as “Guy”, first entered space in 1983 on the STS-8 Challenger mission making him the first African American person to even enter space.