The Advanced Course in Engineering (ACE) develops the next generation of cybersecurity leaders with an emphasis on educating future military leaders. The ACE follows the model for the General Electric ACE to transform top cadets in the Reserve Officer Training Corps into original thinkers, problem solvers, and technical leaders.
The ACE completely immerses interns in the cyber security discipline through the combination of intense coursework and internship exercises. Each week, the interns attend a daylong lecture given by a domain expert from military, academia, or industry. They also spend three days a week in cyber security research internships at either local industry or the government labs. In addition, they work as teams to solve open-ended problems.