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Student Voice: Leader of the Astronomy Club Shares His View of the International Space Station 

May 28, 2020
A new student came into the Fusion Lab who was interested in everything in the lab had to offer, but he was particularly intrigued by the International Space Station (ISS) tracker display. He wasn’t sure what it was so I explained to him that it tracks the ISS in real time and that it just so happened that it was about to pass over the school in about 5 minutes. 

21st Century Astronautical Engineering Professor  

May 28, 2020
Modern university education features a lot of adjunct teaching (aka courses taught by part-time professors). The core debate, for those not tracking it, centers around an almost cliché question: which is better: full-time on-campus professors or working part-time adjuncts? 

Memorial Day at Capitol Tech

May 25, 2020
Memorial Day is often appreciated by those without connections to members of our military as a yearly bonus day off, but Capitol Technology University has a long history of supporting military members that makes this Monday especially close to the heart of the institution.  

Understanding the difference between Mechatronics engineering vs. mechatronics robotics engineering

May 26, 2020
For students interested in pursuing a degree in mechatronics, it can be confusing trying to understand the difference between mechatronics engineering and mechatronics robotics engineering.

I Know What You Are, but What Am I?: What it Meant and Means to be a Nerd, Geek, or Techie  

May 21, 2020
Only a few years ago, the words “Nerd”, “Geek”, and “Techie” were not a compliment. Popular culture has influenced early ideas of what each of these words meant and created images of what kind of person would be identified as such. Iconic shows and movies like 1984’s Revenge of the Nerds, 1985’s The Breakfast Club, 1999’s Freaks and Geeks, 2006’s The IT Crowd, 2014’s Silicon Valley, or 2015’s Mr. Robot, have largely shaped how we think someone in each of these categories looks, acts, and is capable of. 

From Small Idea to Start-up: Tips from Successful Tech Companies

May 20, 2020
A million dollars in the tech world may seem like small change against giants like Microsoft (valued at $1 trillion) or Apple (valued at $1.3 Trillion), but for many start-ups, a $1 million company valuation is a sign that they’ve made it. Today, on National Be a Millionaire Day, we review companies that found their niche in an incredibly saturated tech market to make their mark-and their million. 

Cybersecurity breaches and their impact on corporate stock prices

May 18, 2020
Cybersecurity breaches have an impact on a company’s bottom line. But beyond the physical, staff and time costs is the impact a breach can have on stock prices.

Interview: What Does it Mean to be a Data Scientist?

May 14, 2020
Change can be intimidating, especially when shifting gears means shifting the way you thought your life might go. At Capitol we know from almost 100 years of experience that education, or the decision to go back to school and earn a second degree, is often a big change. Yet sometimes without making that leap, our lives become stagnant and we can end up feeling stuck.  Today we talked to real person and Data Analyst, Evan Snow, who shared with us his education story and what his career looks like nowadays.

(Part 2) Critical Infrastructure: Sectors Rely on Strong Space Security 

May 13, 2020
Foreign competitors and adversaries can conduct electronic attacks to disrupt, deny, deceive or degrade space services by attacking the segments in space, on the ground, or through the user or the links themselves.   

Why Veterans Should Consider an Online Construction Management Degree

May 12, 2020
Veterans are equipped with a number of skills learned from their years of military training and experience, many of which are in high demand in construction management careers.