Hands-on learning. Exploration. Discovery.
Our labs and centers of excellence are supported by industry and embraced by those who are passionate about staying current in these ever-changing fields. Professionals already working in the nation’s homeland security workforce who need certifications, those educating our youngest minds, plus students preparing for careers— all turn to us to show them the future.
Five unique labs serve as your playground where you can join student competitions, test products, solve problems, evaluate software and watch ideas come to life. Work on student-created, student-led projects and ignite your research potential.
Defeat simulated cyberattacks in our Cyber Lab. This lab, has an advisory board with members from corporations such as; Lockheed Martin and SAIC plus other universities such as; Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the University of Maryland.
Learn how to recover digital evidence or data from mobile devices under forensically sound conditions. You’ll put classroom knowledge to work as you work on malware evaluation and the security aspects of telematics, IoT and critical infrastructure.
Get hands-on experience with security, access information assurance, privacy issues as outlined in the federal and corporate identity, plus credential and access management standards.
Collaborate with other students and use multiple 3-D printers, a 1.4-watt laser and computers pre-loaded with modeling software to work on picosatellite shell development and creation, high altitude balloon payload projects and other activities.
Get hands-on experience working with students from other disciplines and industry practitioners to apply avionics, sensors, and other payloads to various platforms including surface and sub-surface vehicles. You’ll develop necessary skills to solve real-world problems.
From helping students in K-12 develop a love of everything STEM, to training college students in a virtual satellite environment, to providing technical certificates for working professionals—our centers partner with industry to provide up-to-date information.
This center 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 STEM fields.
Enhancing the security of physical and cyber infrastructures all over the nation requires ongoing training. This interdisciplinary center provides working professionals bachelor and master level certificates, plus high school students can explore cyber careers during Cyber Saturdays.
This center is the facility that houses our information security team responsible for monitoring and analyzing Capitol’s security posture on an ongoing basis.
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 you would face on the job.