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For the Love of Engineering

February 25, 2021
The love to tinker and build, void of scientific reasoning, was most likely how many engineers and engineering technologists got their start. I can recall it, just like yesterday, at the age of eight, as I attempted to repair an old broken record player in my home. The process of discovering the problem, disassembly, remedying with a solution, and reassembly, brought excitement to the job at hand. The thrill it would bring, to hear it play music once more would soon be thwarted by failure, over and over again.

Dr. Coray Davis, Chair of Engineering Answers the Question: Why Engineering?

February 24, 2021
Dr. Coray Davis, Capitol Tech's Chair of Engineering, spoke with the Capitol Technology University Blog to talk about his personal experience leading to his career in engineering in celebration of Engineers Week. 

Capitol Tech Celebrates Engineers Week 2021

February 23, 2021
Engineers Week is a time to recognize the individuals who create today’s make an impact in the field of engineering. Engineer’s Week was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in 1951 and runs from February 21st through February 27th. The week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce with emphasis on increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

Why commercial space should be designated as critical infrastructure

February 22, 2021
SpaceX has launched over 1,000 satellites into low earth orbit. With so many satellites in orbit, experts are calling for commercial space to be added to the sixteen existing critical infrastructure sectors.

Dr. Julian Manly Earls: A Man of Many NASA Firsts

February 19, 2021
Dr. Julian Manly Earls over 40-year career at NASA was filled with firsts for the organization. Dr. Earls, a physicist, was first hired as a physicist for the NASA Glenn Research Center where he was appointed into various leadership positions making him the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) first black section head, office chief, division chief, deputy director, and NASA's second black center director.

Industry News: Construction materials shortages will continue into 2021

February 19, 2021
71% of contractors surveyed by ConstructionDrive are facing at least one material shortage. These shortages are expected to continue into 2021 and pose new challenges for construction management professionals.

Black History Month: Highlighting Contributions to STEM

February 17, 2021
February is Black History Month. Capitology Blog is celebrating the contributions of black people in America. In this post, we’re highlighting individuals and organizations that have contributed to various STEM fields.

Q&A: Dr. McAndrew Helps Bring Capitol Tech to the World

February 16, 2021
Capitol Tech's Dean of Doctoral Programs, Dr. Ian McAndrew, has been invited to chair a new society, the International Mechanical Aeronautics and Astronautics Society (IMAAS). Capitology Blog sat down with Dr. McAndrew to discuss this honor.

Lisa Mae Brunson: Founder of Wonder Women Tech

February 15, 2021
Lisa Mae Brunson has been committed to providing a space for underrepresented populations in STEM, including women, people of color, and members of the queer community since she noticed the disparity in representation while looking for STEAM speakers for the Wonder Women Tech conference she created in 2015.

Legacy Cyber Attitudes have Come Home to Bite Operational Technology (OT) Systems

February 12, 2021
Our critical infrastructure OT systems have legacy computer systems.  To make the problem worse, many OT systems operators are connecting these systems to the information technology (IT) enterprises without cybersecurity planning.  The breach of Oldsmar, Florida Water System by malicious attackers.  These hackers accessed the chemical feed system and increased the sodium hydroxide (lye) to unsafe levels. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident.