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CASTLE (Center for Advancing Science, Technology, Learning, and Engagement)

The CASTLE is a collaboration with NRO’s Advanced Systems and Technology (AS&T) directorate, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and their partnership intermediary, the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC).

For more information about the opening of CASTLE, click here to read the News Article. 

Click here if you would like to reach out to CASTLE.

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Desks in classroom
Workforce Enhancement
  • Technical courses for IC & DOD government staff in relevant topics
  • Small sats, data science, machine learning
  • Hands on training with modern tools
  • Experiential learning through limited term projects, prototyping
  • Guest speakers, virtual & on site
Break space
Mission Enhancement
  • Technology exploration
    • Identify relevant emergent technologies
    • Leverage mobile digital platforms
  • Collaboration with national and international thought leaders
    • Increase awareness and expertise
    • Broaden opportunities for visiting faculty, post docs, and OGAs
meeting space
Community Enhancement
  • Academic Outreach
    • Collaborations with AF, CIA, NSA
    • STEM events for K - 12
    • Summer internships, HBCU partnerships
  • Community engagement events
    • Hackathons
    • STEM workshops