Engineering and Engineering Technologies
Capitol Tech Opportunities
Here's some of the ways that we prepare and connect you with the field of engineering
High-Altitude Balloon Launch
Collaborate with fellow students to develop and test high-altitude sensors and instruments, design structures to house these instruments, and analyze the data collected from the high-altitude balloon launch. All majors are welcome!
Team-Oriented, Multidisciplinary Projects
Professionals from all backgrounds collaborate in the real-world, so we’ve structured our labs to operate the same way. Students majoring in electrical engineering, cybersecurity, astronautical engineering and others all form teams to collaborate, trouble-shoot and explore what’s possible in our labs.
Collaborate with other students and work on student-created, student-led projects in our Fusion Lab. Here, multiple 3-D printers, a 1.4-watt laser and computers pre-loaded with modeling software are at your disposal to work on picosatellite shell development and creation, high altitude balloon payload projects and other activities.
Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach
The Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach provides hands-on education and workforce development experiences for students in K-12, community colleges, colleges or universities and those who support them in achieving leadership careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
Space Flight Operations Training Center
What’s it like to control a NASA flight mission? Enter this center and find out. You’ll use actual spacecraft software to control virtual satellites, replicating the scenarios they would face on the job. The system incorporates tools pioneered by Hammers, which has supported more than 30 NASA missions with real-time simulation, flight, and ground software systems.