Official opening of the Alabama School of Engineering and Cyber ​​Technology

New photos have been released showing the interior of the new Alabama School of Cyber ​​Technology in Huntsville that will officially open in Huntsville this month.

After starting small in borrowed rooms at Oakwood University, the school is now in its new location at Cummings Research Park with more than 125,000 square feet of academic and residential space.

The school will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new building on September 23 at 9:45 am with remarks from Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. Ivey announced the new school in her 2018 state of the state address, and it was designed to be similar in some ways to two other state magnet schools: the School of Fine Arts in Birmingham and the Alabama School of Math and Science. in Mobile.

Alabama School of Cyber ​​Technology and Engineering (ASCTE)

An aerial view shows the educational and residential sides of the new Alabama School of Cyber ​​Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) in Huntsville that officially opened in September 2022.

Designed to house 400 students with a residence hall that can house 150 students from across the state. It also has three multi-bedroom apartments for full-time faculty and their families.

Among the educational features of the three-story school are “science labs, machine shops, a manufacturing and engineering lab. There is also a “Cyber ​​Range” where students can learn to “detect and mitigate cyber attacks in a controlled environment.”

The Huntsville City Council has appropriated $1.8 million to purchase and donate land in the research park. Redstone Federal Credit Union made a $3 million donation to the school.

Alabama School of Cyber ​​Technology and Engineering (ASCTE)

An interior view of the new Alabama School of Cyber ​​Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) in Huntsville officially opening in September 2022.

“We are humbled by the incredible momentum that continues to propel ASCTE as a national leader, preparing high school students with relevant knowledge that will strengthen our position in defense, security and intelligence across industries,” said Alicia Ryan, President of ASCTE. Foundation Board of Trustees and Vice President of the Board of Trustees. “The opening of our new campus at Cummings Research Park is a multi-year collaborative effort between commercial, private, government, academic and non-profit organizations. As our students tour these state-of-the-art facilities, we are optimistic that they will drive much-needed innovation for a prosperous tomorrow.”

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Brasfield & Gorrie was the general contractor with Fuqua & Partners Architects as the architect of record in collaboration with Perkins & Will, the design architect.

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