S&T to offer national security leadership program

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On February 7, 2024

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This summer, Missouri S&T will offer a continuing education program open to the public titled “National Security Executive Leadership.” The virtual week-long conference will take place in July and offer 3.0 continuing education units (CEUs).

The program’s theme is based on “national security in the age of the fourth industrial revolution” and will be held online July 22-26. Organized by S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, the executive leadership program will provide participants with a better understanding of emerging technology and its relationship with U.S. national security.

“Today, our transformative era is characterized by the convergence of the biological, digital and physical realms,” says Dr. Mehrzad Boroujerdi, vice provost and dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education at S&T. “This revolution is propelled by groundbreaking advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, big data analytics, quantum computing, neuroscience, cryptocurrencies, and nanotechnology. These innovations are reshaping our cultural, economic, political and social landscapes.”

S&T’s course will allow attendees to better navigate the landscape of emerging technologies, enabling them to secure U.S. interests in an interconnected world. The course will feature workshops, 18 guest speakers, a day-long national security game simulation and more.

“Our aim is to give our professional participants a comprehensive understanding of the intricate relationship between emerging technologies and national security,” says Boroujerdi. “Through this program, rising national security professionals can expand their skill set and dive deeper into the dynamics of how evolving technologies intersect with the critical domains of national security.”

The program website is available at sites.mst.edu/nationalsecurity. Group discounts are available for organizations sending two or more participants. For additional information, email case@mst.edu.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students located in Rolla, Missouri. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T offers over 100 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top public universities for salary impact, according to the Wall Street Journal. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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