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Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge

  • The Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK) serves as Gannon’s global headquarters for academics, industry and business owners to design, integrate and protect cybernetic intelligence and data systems worldwide. This cutting-edge facility is intentionally tailored with dedicated spaces and technology to educate the next generation of highly trained professionals through real-world experiences, as well as advance economic development through a variety of vital resources to meet the ever-changing demands of the cyber industry. Join us on the forefront of innovation.

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    Pierre McCormick Cyber Learning Center

    As the central source of academics in I-HACK, students and faculty come together to use cutting-edge technology and systems-thinking approaches to solve problems facing today’s industry across the fields of cybersecurity, cyber engineering, health care, computer-based applications, business management and criminal justice.

    • Sophisticated labs with industry-standard technology
    • IoT research and development
    • Simulated cyber-attack assessment and defense
    • Experienced faculty and staff experts
    Cyber Attack Lab

    Cyber Attack Lab

    Deploy White Hat Hacking techniques in a controlled environment to ethically simulate and study real-word attacks to prevent them in the future.

    Cyber Defense Lab

    Cyber Defense Lab

    Learn how to protect digital lives by assessing systems for vulnerabilities, detecting scams and designing solutions against emerging cyber threats using well established cyber defense tools.

    Cyber Innovation Lab

    Cyber Innovation Lab

    Gain hands-on experience experimenting on IoT connected devices to design and build secure data using next-generation quantum-resistant cryptosystems. Learn how to protect security platforms enabled with AI and ML using cybersecurity.

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    The Hatchery

    This collaborative innovation space integrates industry and professional development with academic creativity and learning through lab spaces, technology and commercial space where new ideas are brought to life.

    • 3D printers, laser scanners and soldering tools for rapid prototyping
    • Geospatial mapping and super-computing facility
    • Workforce training and development
    • Student internship and employment support
    Idea Lab

    Idea Lab

    Explore creative solutions to real-world, societal problems while collaborating with peers, faculty experts and business professionals. Gain knowledge as well as research and industry experience to enhance workforce preparedness and career development.

    Video Tour of the Hatchery
    Network Lab & GIS Center

    Network Lab & GIS Center

    Advance your skills in this high-performing computing center that is home to Extreme Networks’ Extreme Academy and Gannon’s geographic information systems courses. Here, students are becoming proficient in geospatial management and technologies, while professionals are advancing their careers through the ExtremeDojo™ online training and certification program.

    Knight Studios

    Knight Studios

    Complete interdisciplinary senior design and capstone projects in quiet rooms where business and engineering students can come together to ideate, collaborate and innovate.

    Project Studios

    Project Studios

    Apply skills and expertise to projects and contract work with external companies while receiving industry training and gaining real-world experience in innovative fields of interest.

    Maker Lab

    Maker Lab

    Experience rapid prototyping using cutting-edge lasers, laser scanners and an array of soldering tools, as well as access to video production equipment, sewing and embroidering machines to design an array of creative projects.

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    Center For Manufacturing and Technology
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    The momentum continues to build as development on I-HACK’s sixth floor initiates phase three of the facility’s infrastructure.

    6th Floor Rendering
    6th Floor Rendering
    6th Floor Rendering
    6th Floor Rendering

    This floor will provide hands-on opportunities with 3D printing, metal fabrication, wood-working and electronics assembly. Students and community partners will learn cutting-edge techniques to prepare for successful careers and advance traditional manufacturing into a new age of technology with expertise in:

    • additive manufacturing
    • cyber engineering
    • cybersecurity
    • assembly, remanufacturing and integrated circuit fabrication
    • analytics and management
  • Virtual Tour

    Take a virtual tour of the cutting-edge academic laboratories and classrooms in Gannon’s Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge.

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  • Partner with Us

    I-HACK provides opportunities to bring businesses and industry professionals together with students and faculty to partner on meaningful projects, research, training and instruction.