The Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) program is a four-year Honors College program focused on cybersecurity education. Designed in a two plus two model, ACES includes the ACES Living-Learning Program for freshmen and sophomores and the more advanced ACES Minor for juniors and seniors.
ACES students are passionate about making the world a better place by working towards solving the human dilemma of cybersecurity. Through rigorous hands-on learning experiences, an intensive multidisciplinary curriculum, collaborative projects, and professional insight from industry and business leaders, ACES students will be prepared to lead and transform the field to make a difference in the world.
Live and Learn Together
Community is central to the ACES experience. ACES Living-Learning Program students live together as one community, forging bonds and friendships that extend beyond the classroom. ACES is housed in Prince Frederick Hall, a new residence hall that opened in August 2014. The building features program offices, conference rooms, entertaining spaces, the specially designed ACES Northrop Grumman Cybersecurity laboratory, and state of the art classrooms.
Meaningful academic, professional, and personal relationships are forged through residential life, social and educational events, and professional development opportunities. ACES students come from a variety backgrounds and bring unique experiences and perspectives to the group, fostering inclusive and open communication. ACES students are a part of a system of mutual support, which includes fellow students, professors, and the Honors College. ACES students benefit from the program community through participation in extracurricular events, including field trips, educational seminars, professional development workshops, and social events.