Labs and Centers
This is Where It Gets Real
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.
Labs, a place to experiment and innovate
Six 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, as well as other universities such as Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the University of Maryland.
Digital Forensic Lab
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.
Identity, Credentialing and Access Management (ICAM) Lab
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.
Computer Science and Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Lab
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.
Quantum Computing and Cryptography Research Lab
So long bits. Hello qubits. Conduct hands-on research and collaborate with faculty, students, and community partners in the breakthrough field that has the potential to advance science, medicine, finance, and life as we know it.
Centers, education for life
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.
STEM Outreach Center
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.
Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA)
The Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis serves as the university hub for training, research, analysis, and programming in all things cybersecurity. Gain access to free training, networking forums, internship and career opportunities, and much more.
Security Operations Center
This center is the facility that houses our information security team responsible for monitoring and analyzing Capitol’s security posture on an ongoing basis.
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 you would face on the job.