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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.