• Building Community

    The ACES Student Board works hard to create a cohesive community through their leadership. Read More

  • Building Diversity

    ACES is dedicated to increasing diversity in the STEM fields through building a community of students from varied backgrounds pursuing a wide range of academic interests.   

  • Competition Team

    The ACES Competition Team competes in most major cyber defense competition in the area. Read More

  • ACES Program Launch

    ACES was launched in Fall 2013 with the help of a major gift from Northrop Grumman, our founding corporate partner.
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  • Living and Learning

    As part of living and learning experience, students participate in extracurricular activities, including field trips to locations such as the National Cryptography Museum.


    In Fall 2017, the ACES Living-Learning Program welcomed its fifth cohort of students.

Experience, Collaborate, Innovate

The University of Maryland Honors College is excited to offer the first and only honors undergraduate program in cybersecurity.

ACES, the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students, was launched in Fall 2013 with the help of a major gift from Northrop Grumman. 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. [more]

Live and Learn Together

The ACES Living-Learning Program (LLP) is an Honors College program for freshmen and sophomores. ACES Living-Learning Program students live together in Prince Frederick Hall and engage in the classroom and through extracurricular events. Students who complete the program earn an Honors College citation in cybersecurity. [more]

The ACES Minor

The ACES Minor is a 16 credit upper-level multidisciplinary program in cybersecurity. Housed in the Honors College, the minor is open to students of all majors. With an emphasis on hands-on experiences, students gain practical skills through coursework, seminars, group projects, internships, and research, both on and off campus. [more]

Interested in learning more about ACES faculty and staff? Check out our faculty and staff video series here.


ACES Alumni Research Accepted at International Conference

Former ACES students' research was accepted into the European Dependable Computer Conference.

Meet the 2017-18 Sophomore Student Board

Get to know the sophomores that are on our current ACES student board. 

ACES Students Place Second in MACCDC 2017 Regionals

ACES Students represented UMD at the Regionals of MACCDC 2017 and were placed second.