ACES Says Goodbye to its First Cohort

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Earlier this month the ACES Living-Learning Program, the first part of the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students program, said goodbye to its first cohort of students.

The rising juniors, class of 2017, were the first group of ACES I students and helped to establish the rhythm and direction for the new program. 

Launched in Fall 2013 with the help of a major contribution from Northrop Grumman, the ACES program is the first and only honors undergraduate program in cybersecurity.  As part of the ACES Living-Learning Program, students use an interdisciplinary approach to address the growing field of cybersecurity.

Beginning in Fall 2016, ACES will launch the ACES Minor, an advanced and more technical cybersecurity program for juniors and seniors, open to all students who meet the application requirements.  

The ACES Minor admitted 39 applicants, of which 21 percent did not participate in the ACES Living-Learning Program. More than half of the ACES Minor students are computer science majors, while 36 percent are in engineering. Four students have double majors, with two studying economics and the others studying psychology and physics.

The ACES Living-Learning Program will welcome its third and largest cohort in Fall 2015, with 105 confirmed students. Almost half of the incoming students are computer science majors and 29 percent are in engineering. Another 25 percent have majors outside of computer science or engineering, focusing in areas such as biology, chemistry, business and math. 


Published May 28, 2015