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Cultivating the next generation of national security leaders

The Hume Center leads Virginia Tech's research, education, and outreach programs focused on challenges of cybersecurity, autonomy, and resilience for the national security community. Educational programs provide mentorship, internship, scholarship, and seek to address key challenges in qualified US citizens entering federal and industry service. Current research initiatives include machine learning and artificial intelligence, assured and secure communications, space and undersea missions, and 5G security.

OUR RESEARCH

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    Graduate and undergraduate students at Space @VT, the Center for Space Science and Engineering Research.
    Aerospace and Ocean Systems Lab

    National security applications of smallsats, missionoriented satellite constellation design, airborne autonomous vehicles.

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    Electronic Systems Lab

    Spectrum Dominance, RF Machine Learning, Embedded Security, and Quantum Information.

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    Virginia Tech's College of Engineering's AutoDrive VT team members with Chevy Bolt they are preparing for the Society for Automotive Engineers' AutoDrive Challenge next month at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.
    Intelligent Systems Lab

    Data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and complex systems engineering.

EDUCATION & OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Besides conducting research in our labs, the Hume Center has programs that prepare students to be professionals in the federal and industry service.

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NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING

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INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

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    National Security Education Program

    The Hume Center has a commitment to educating future leaders of the national security community. Get access to guest speakers, workshops, events, resume reviews, and other activities open to undergraduate and graduate students to become well-equipped with tools needed to succeed in national security and technology.

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    Scholarships

    Discover scholarships and scholarship programs the Hume Center supports that support your future in national security and technology.

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    Workforce Development Programs

    The Hume Center works with several companies to cultivate a pipeline of future national security and cybersecurity professionals. Students receive mentorship though lectures and projects to prepare them for possible internships and employment with companies like Raytheon, CACI, and MITRE.