the Class of 2018 Valedictorians<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/_72O9324.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p> <strong>​Jessi Gray</strong> will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a minor in math. After graduation, she plans to return to her native Boston for the summer for a much-needed break, then work in the tech field for a couple of years before pursuing a master’s degree.<br/></p><p> <strong>Sydney Katz</strong> will graduate with bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and applied science (systems science & engineering) with a minor in applied microeconomics. She will begin graduate school in aerospace engineering at Stanford University next fall.<br/></p><p> <strong>Nikhil Patel</strong> will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering with a minor in bioinformatics. He will remain at WashU for another year earning a master’s in computer science while applying to medical school.<br/></p><p> <strong>Vanessa Wu</strong> will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering with a second major in economic strategy and a minor in energy engineering. After graduating, she will begin working with Boston Consulting Group in Dallas.<br/></p><h3> <img src="/news/PublishingImages/Jessi%20Gray.JPG?RenditionID=7" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin: 5px;"/>Jessi Gray<br/></h3><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p> <strong>What is your advice to future WashU students? </strong>My advice to future WashU students is to make sure to explore the school beyond its academic components. Don’t just go to school, go to college! I learned a lot more outside the classroom than I did inside. Only this semester did I really start taking full advantage of being surrounded by so many people with different backgrounds and interests. I’ve been trying to get more involved in things I’m passionate about, to make new friends and to start more conversations with strangers. There are so many different people here – all with their own stories – that you can learn from and relate to. But that can only happen once you step outside the classroom, outside your comfort zone, and into the world.</p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p> <strong>How have you changed during your time at WashU? </strong>I've accepted and learned to love who I am: a transgender woman (and so much more). I applied to WashU lying to both myself and to the world about who I was. Then, while studying abroad in New Zealand, I realized I couldn't keep ignoring who I was. I needed to start living openly and honestly. I slowly started transitioning over the summer and then began my senior year living a double life. Each day I put on a mask and costume to go to campus and only a select group of people knew who I really was.</p><blockquote>Thankfully, this past semester (my final one at WashU) has been my best one yet.</blockquote> I'm living life outside of the closet, and, though I've lost some friends, I’ve gotten closer with others and made many new ones. Most importantly, I'm happier than I ever imagined was possible and have learned more about life in the past year than I had in the 21 years before it. <div><p> <br/> </p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><h3> <img src="/news/PublishingImages/Sydney_0165.JPG?RenditionID=7" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin: 5px;"/>Sydney Katz<br/></h3><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p> <strong>What is something you know now that you wish you had known on your first day at WashU?</strong></p><p></p><blockquote>I wish I had known about the engineering tutor program earlier. It is a great way to get some extra help in a class from somebody who has taken it before, and it is free for all engineering students!</blockquote><p> <strong>What was one piece of advice you got as a student that has stuck with you? </strong>During a talk given by the center director at one of my internships, he said, “You know you’re a leader when there is a problem and everyone in the room looks at you.” I think that this is a really cool way to look at leadership, and it has shaped the way that I try to make an impact in the various groups I am involved with.<br/> </p><p> <strong>What makes you want to be an engineer? </strong>I have always loved working with others to solve challenging problems, and there is certainly no shortage of hard problems in engineering. Engineers get to work on the big stuff like sending spacecraft to Mars or creating cars that drive by themselves, and they do so in extremely collaborative teams. It is the perfect fit for me!<br/></p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><h3> <img src="/news/PublishingImages/Nikhil%20Patel.jpg?RenditionID=7" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin: 5px;"/>Nikhil Patel<br/></h3><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p> <strong></strong> <strong>What is something you know now that you wish you had known on your first day at WashU?</strong></p><blockquote>Collaboration is the only way to make it through engineering here. </blockquote><p>Getting together with a group of people to work through a problem set is always more fun than doing it on your own (even if it takes little bit longer).</p><p> <strong>Which professors would you recommend new students get to know? </strong>Professor Widder!!! I have spent more time in her lab than in any other room in an engineering building as a student, TA, or just as a work place. She’s an incredible teacher but is also a delight to chat with.</p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p> <strong>What is one thing from your time as a WashU engineering student that you will take with you in your next step? </strong>I will never forget the frog dissections I did in QP (Quantitative Physiology) lab because they made me feel like a surgeon! It’s ironic to me that my favorite engineering class is actually one that has motivated me to go to medical school.<br/></p> <br/> <p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"> <br/> </p><h3> <img src="/news/PublishingImages/Vanessa%20Wu.jpg?RenditionID=7" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin: 5px;"/>Vanessa Wu<br/></h3><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p> <strong>Where was your favorite place to study at WashU? </strong>Third floor of Green Hall! There are two big round tables there, and the area is bright, spacious, and quiet. The close proximity to Kayaks and Forest Park is also a huge plus in case I need study breaks.</p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p> <strong>Was there a class that you started out not liking or were struggling in that turned out to be one of your favorite classes or most valuable?</strong> Conflict Management and Negotiation. The only reason this class got on my radar was because it was required, and even then, I waited until my last semester to take it. I expected a lot of reading and writing (at least by Engineering standards), but I didn’t expect how practical and applicable it could be. Working through a negotiation simulation and understanding different conflict management approaches were such valuable experiences.</p><blockquote> Ultimately, what you get out of these type of classes really depends on how much you put in.<br/></blockquote> <p> <strong>What is one thing from your time as a WashU engineering student that you will take with you in your next step? </strong>Being a WashU engineering student and balancing academic with extracurricular activities and other pursuits is not easy. I have definitely felt overwhelmed and have thought about settling and just being “good enough.” However, nothing comes easy. The only way to learn is to keep challenging and pushing ourselves.<br/></p></div>2017 Commencement Speaker Greg Hyslop, chief technology officer of The Boeing Co.2018-04-18T05:00:00Z​Jessi Gray, Sydney Katz, Nikhil Patel and Vanessa Wu will speak at the 2018 Engineering Recognition Ceremony on May 17. the media: Cybersecurity engineering, a new academic discipline (Venture Beat)<p>​Cyber startups and legacy technology companies know exactly how to attract top undergraduates: a six-figure salary, a signing bonus, even a new car. With these luxuries in reach, choosing to forgo the job offer in pursuit of advanced higher education seems irrational for most new grads. However, this is exactly what’s being asked of them by the cybersecurity industry — an industry with zero unemployment and a severe skills shortage in both private sector employment and higher education.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Venture%20Beat%20WashU%20Engineering%20Cybersecurity%20Class.PNG?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>With <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">3.5 million cybersecurity jobs</a> expected to open by 2021, employers will continue to seek out prospective job candidates from technical schools and undergraduate programs to fill them. This may satisfy the immediate need well enough, but it does not address the demand for cybersecurity professionals with advanced degrees, which is becoming even more acute.<br/></p><p>According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">median pay</a> in 2018 for a cybersecurity analyst is likely to reach well over $100,000.</p><p>To encourage students to pursue the next level of education, we in academia must demonstrate that there is a clear path to better opportunities in terms of professional career advancement, including compensation, when entering the workforce with an advanced degree.</p><p>Despite — or because of — this challenge, universities must take a step back and listen to what industry needs before developing their cybersecurity master’s and PhD programs. By focusing on the skills and experience cybersecurity departments are lacking, universities can develop curricula that prepare graduates to meet an employer’s exact needs.</p><p>In order to create a new foundation for these programs, administrators and faculty must provide the educational environment to foster interest from undergraduate students earlier in their course of study, find creative ways to recruit faculty with expertise in cybersecurity, improve cybersecurity laboratory capabilities, and establish talent pipelines to corporate and government organizations that offer positions for high-quality cybersecurity talent.</p><h3>Finding faculty</h3><p>Highly qualified cybersecurity faculty are sought after as much as — if not more than — industry professionals. To hire and foster new faculty, institutions need to offer meaningful cybersecurity research opportunities that enable them to test new theories and solve real-world problems, all while building the PhD pipeline.</p><p>Another draw for faculty is a student body truly interested in their field of study. To drive this interest, cybersecurity must be “baked in” at the undergraduate engineering level, particularly in programs that deal directly with coursework like computer science. Offering immediate exposure to introductory cybersecurity courses at the undergraduate level – as opposed to one or two courses as part of computer science major requirements – will help engage students earlier. This exposure will incite interest in pursuing the opportunities of advanced graduate degrees and careers in cybersecurity. Key throughout the educational experience is that students develop and hone “real-world” cybersecurity skills.</p><h3>Focusing the coursework</h3><p>Whether students are mathematicians, computer scientists, computer engineers, or electrical engineers, masters and PhD programs in cybersecurity must provide both theoretical and hands-on engineering expertise to solve the complex cybersecurity problems affecting all public and private enterprises.</p><p>With regard to program content, many cybersecurity master’s programs blend the managerial with the technical. Given the demand — and the need — for highly skilled cybersecurity experts, it’s time to transition away from this approach and elevate cybersecurity to a standalone engineering discipline.</p><p>Master’s and PhD candidates in cybersecurity engineering must cultivate the acumen to design, engineer, and assess the software, hardware, applications, and technology that comprise our information and communications infrastructures.</p><h3>Equipping laboratories</h3><p>These infrastructures have impacted every industry through advances in computing. Cybersecurity can no longer be an afterthought in technology design and development. For example, the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">“WannaCry” ransomware</a> that hit global organizations, affecting hundreds of thousands of businesses, universities, and even hospitals, exploited a known vulnerability in computer systems. Programmers were aware of the potential trouble months prior to the attack, but playing catch-up to remedy the problem is more challenging that understanding how to cyber-harden technology from the beginning and provide ongoing security protections throughout its lifespan.</p><p>This is why universities must develop cybersecurity laboratories and ranges that mimic real-world environments. In laboratories, students can evaluate cyberattack vectors, assess cyber defense methods, and design and develop new methods, protocols, and techniques. These environments also enable faculty and students to secure funding from private and public organizations to advance research. Compared to other fields, cybersecurity research in academia is nearly non-existent. Without the laboratory capabilities and program infrastructure to ensure we progress the field forward, we will continue to react to cyberattacks … and pay the price.</p><h3>Partnering with industry</h3><p>Leading cybersecurity executives claim it takes multiple years to effectively train a new hire to become proficient in the range of skills required of a cybersecurity practitioner. In order to reduce the large amount of time and resources that takes, industry should help shoulder the burden with universities to develop and improve cybersecurity degree programs. Similarly, universities must listen to their clients and create courses that align with the needs of corporate and government clients. By building cybersecurity masters and PhD programs with the client in mind, while also taking into account the growing academic body of knowledge, academia can expand the pipeline of skilled cyber engineers. While masters candidates will enter professional roles ready to perform on day one, those students who become PhD candidates will advance the state of the art in cybersecurity research while also building a cadre of much-needed academicians in the field.</p><p>Regardless of whether graduate students ultimately choose industry or academia, one thing is clear: Cybersecurity engineers who pursue higher levels of education will make a direct and positive impact on our collective digital security anywhere they may land.</p><p>To learn more about cyber education programs and get involved, a few helpful resources include:</p><div><p></p><p></p><blockquote style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"><ul><li><a href="/Programs/Pages/cybersecurity.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener" style="font-size: 1.125em; background-color: #ffffff;">Prospective Cybersecurity Students at Washington University in St. Louis</a><br/></li><li><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener" style="font-size: 1.125em; background-color: #ffffff;">National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)</a><br/></li><li><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener" style="font-size: 1.125em; background-color: #ffffff;">National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition</a><br/></li><li><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener" style="font-size: 1.125em; background-color: #ffffff;">Cybersecurity Jobs</a><br/></li><li><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener" style="font-size: 1.125em; background-color: #ffffff;">LaunchCode</a><br/></li></ul></blockquote><p></p><p></p></div><p><em>Joe Scherrer is Director of the Cybersecurity Strategic Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis and a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel.</em><br/></p>Matej Kastelic/ShutterstockJoe Scherrer, guest column for Venture Beat's Director of the Cybersecurity Strategic Initiative, Joe Scherrer, says the cybersecurity industry has zero unemployment and a severe skills shortage in both private sector employment and higher education. school students attend STEM empowerment summit at WashU<p>​The School of Engineering & Applied Science recently hosted two unique groups of middle and high school students to empower them to pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). <br/></p><img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/SlideshowSTEMDay/180316_sjh_engineering_stem_summit_83.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>Frank Wilson, who earned a master of construction management program from the School of Engineering & Applied Science in 2010, coordinated the events with <a href="/Profiles/Pages/Joseph-OSullivan.aspx">Joseph O’Sullivan, professor and dean of the University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University in St. Louis Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program and the Samuel C. Sachs Professor of Electrical Engineering</a> at WashU. Wilson, who owns BFW Construction Co. and is an adjunct professor in the UMSL/WashU Joint Program, and O’Sullivan brought 100 high school students in foster care to campus March 15, where they heard from alumni, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs.</p><p>On March 16, nearly 170 students from seven area high schools took part in a STEM Youth Empowerment and Leadership Summit, during which a variety of business people, engineers and elected officials participated in presentations and discussions. In addition, 40 WashU students from the Engineers in the Community course held during Spring Break, teamed with groups of the high school students at lunch to talk and to answer questions, as well as to give tours of the Engineering and science buildings and labs.</p><br/><br/><a class="widget_button teal" data-lightbox="album" data-title="Frank Wilson" href="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/SlideshowSTEMDay/180316_CLG_STEM_Youth_Leadership_1209.jpg?RenditionID=9" style="padding: 1.2em 0px;">>> View STEM Summit photo album</a> <div style="display: none;"> <a data-lightbox="album" href="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/SlideshowSTEMDay/180316_sjh_engineering_stem_summit_05.jpg?RenditionID=9"> </a><a data-lightbox="album" data-title="Jody O'Sullivan" href="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/SlideshowSTEMDay/180316_sjh_engineering_stem_summit_13.jpg?RenditionID=9"> </a><a data-lightbox="album" href="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/SlideshowSTEMDay/180316_CLG_STEM_Youth_Leadership_3742.jpg?RenditionID=9"> </a><a data-lightbox="album" href="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/SlideshowSTEMDay/180316_CLG_STEM_Youth_Leadership_1263.jpg?RenditionID=9"> </a><a data-lightbox="album" href="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/SlideshowSTEMDay/180316_CLG_STEM_Youth_Leadership_1300.jpg?RenditionID=9"> </a><a data-lightbox="album" href="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/SlideshowSTEMDay/180316_CLG_STEM_Youth_Leadership_3778.jpg?RenditionID=9"> </a><a data-lightbox="album" href="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/SlideshowSTEMDay/180316_CLG_STEM_Youth_Leadership_1230.jpg?RenditionID=9"> </a><a data-lightbox="album" href="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/SlideshowSTEMDay/180316_sjh_engineering_stem_summit_08.jpg?RenditionID=9"> </a><a data-lightbox="album" href="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/SlideshowSTEMDay/180316_CLG_STEM_Youth_Leadership_1240.jpg?RenditionID=9"> </a><a data-lightbox="album" href="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/SlideshowSTEMDay/180316_sjh_engineering_stem_summit_83.jpg?RenditionID=9"> </a> </div> <br/>2018-04-10T05:00:00ZNearly 170 students from seven area high schools toured engineering and science buildings and labs. engineers net notable NSF Graduate Research Fellowships <p>​Four Engineering students and two alumni have been offered the highly competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. <br/></p><img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/141020_jwb_brookings_007-1915x768.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><div id="__publishingReusableFragmentIdSection"><a href="/ReusableContent/36_.000">a</a></div><p>The program supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the United States. The fellowship comes with a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance, opportunities for international research and professional development and the opportunity to conduct his or her own research. Previous fellows include former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Google founder Sergey Brin and numerous Nobel Prize winners. </p><p>For the 2018 competition, NSF received more than 12,000 applications and made 2,000 award offers. Recipients include 1,156 women, 461 individuals from underrepresented minority groups, 75 persons with disabilities and 27 veterans. Nearly 1,500 students received honorable mentions, which is considered a significant national academic achievement.</p><h3>The new fellows from WashU are: </h3><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong>Amy Brummer</strong>, who earned a bachelor’s in chemical engineering in 2015, currently a doctoral student at Georgia Institute of Technology;<br/></p><p><strong>Brittany Brumback</strong>, a PhD student in biomedical engineering;<br/></p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p><strong>Audrey Dang</strong>, a PhD student in energy, environmental & chemical engineering;</p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p><strong></strong><strong>Makai Mann</strong>, who earned a bachelor’s and master’s in systems science & engineering in 2016, currently a doctoral student at Stanford University;</p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p><strong>Emily Ramey</strong>, a senior earning a bachelor’s in physics and a master’s in computer science, who plans to begin graduate school at WashU.</p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p><strong>Mary Olivia Gail Richardson</strong>, who earned bachelor’s degrees in biomedical engineering and computer science in 2017.<br/></p><p> </p><h3>Those receiving honorable mentions include: </h3><p><strong>Kinan Alhallak</strong>, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering; </p><p><strong>Bryce Bagley</strong>, a senior majoring in computer science and applied science (systems science & engineering); </p><p><strong>Jeremy Eekhoff</strong>, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering;</p><p><strong>Molly Klimak</strong>, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering;</p><p><strong>Huy Lam</strong>, who earned a bachelor's in biomedical engineering 2016, currently a doctoral student at the University of California, San Diego;</p><p><strong>Zachary Rouse</strong>, who earned a bachelor's in mechanical engineering 2016, currently a doctoral student at Cornell University.<br/></p><SPAN ID="__publishingReusableFragment"></SPAN><p><br/></p>Beth Miller 2018-04-05T05:00:00Z Previous fellows include former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Google founder Sergey Brin and numerous Nobel Prize winners.’s-in-cybersecurity-engineering-degree.aspx827WashU Engineering launches master’s in cybersecurity engineering degree<p>​​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>High-profile cyberattacks and data breaches have made cybersecurity engineering one of the fastest-growing careers in the world yet demand for highly-qualified leaders exceeds supply: Experts predict a shortage of 3.5 million cybersecurity professionals by 2021. To meet that demand, the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis is launching a master of science degree in cybersecurity engineering to train new experts for this high-profile field.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/cybersecurity%20engineering.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><div id="__publishingReusableFragmentIdSection"><a href="/ReusableContent/36_.000">a</a></div><p>The full-time master's program, which begins in Fall 2018, is specifically crafted to provide students with the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to secure jobs in designing and engineering cybersecurity technology. Core principles throughout the curriculum, taught by computer science faculty and experienced industry professionals, include developing secure technical environments and defending against the spectrum of cybersecurity threats. </p><p>"To work in security jobs that are considered interesting and typically have a higher pay scale, a master's degree in cybersecurity is critical," said <a href="/Profiles/Pages/Roch-Gu%C3%A9rin.aspx">Roch Guerin</a>, chair of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and the Harold B. & Adelaide G. Welge Professor of Computer Science. "This unique graduate degree shows employers that the individual has the knowledge and experience required to be successful and to excel in the cybersecurity market."</p><p>"Cybersecurity engineers, who are technically proficient candidates with strong academic credentials, can contribute to critical research in this field and embark on careers that pay more upon graduation," said <a href="">Joseph Scherrer</a>, director of the Cybersecurity Strategic Initiative, and program director, Graduate Studies in Information Systems Management and Cybersecurity Management.</p><blockquote> "These engineers make a direct impact on digital security in private industry, government and nonprofits as well as for people in their daily lives."</blockquote> <p>Students will learn in a robust technical environment in which they will evaluate cyberattack vectors, assess cyberdefense methods, conduct research, and design and develop new methods, protocols and techniques. In addition, they will learn the theory and advanced technical aspects involved in the design, construction and evaluation of secure computing and networking systems, software, hardware and applications required to protect and defend private and public information, as well as internetworked computing and communications infrastructures. Students also will work with area industry and government clients to study real-world cybersecurity threats. </p><p>"Graduates will have the expertise to design, engineer and assess cybersecurity software, applications and technology, in addition to the theoretical and hands-on engineering expertise to solve complex cybersecurity problems affecting diverse enterprises," said Scherrer, also a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and an expert in cybersecurity.</p><p>The 30-unit degree program includes 15 units of core requirements, nine units of electives and a six-unit thesis or capstone project. Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree or minor in computer science or a related STEM field and proven proficiency in at least one computer programming language. </p><p>Application deadline for fall admission is April 1. For more information and to apply, visit <a href="/Programs/Pages/cybersecurity.aspx"></a>. </p><p>The School of Engineering & Applied Science also offers a master's in cybersecurity management, a 36-unit, part-time program designed for working professionals. This program educates professionals on how to manage the people and resources who perform these tasks and to lead the cybersecurity function in organizations. For information about the part-time master's in cybersecurity management program or graduate certificate, visit <a href=""> </a><br/></p> <SPAN ID="__publishingReusableFragment"></SPAN> <p> </p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 2efc872e-cc1b-4d9c-a3f2-569bb3f824c5" id="div_2efc872e-cc1b-4d9c-a3f2-569bb3f824c5" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_2efc872e-cc1b-4d9c-a3f2-569bb3f824c5" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><p>​<br/></p><br/><a href="/prospective-students/graduate-admissions/Pages/default.aspx"><img src="" alt=""/></a> ​ <br/><a class="widget_button teal" href="">>> Read Joe Scherrer's Reddit AMA on Cybersecurity</a><a class="widget_button teal" href="">>> Watch Facebook live Q&A with professors </a><br/>Application deadline for fall admission is April 1. Beth Miller2018-03-06T06:00:00ZStudents will learn in a robust technical environment in which they will evaluate cyberattack vectors, assess cyberdefense methods, conduct research, and design and develop new methods, protocols and techniques.