Eureka Labs is a collection of inquiry-based hands-on lab activities that guide learners through a variety of authentic scenarios, each of which highlights key cybersecurity concepts and principles. Our goal is to provide learners and educators with free, easy-to-use, and high quality security education materials. Eureka Labs is inspired by inquiry-based learning and enabled by recent advances in wireless and virtualization technology. The inquiry-based labs, which address wireless, network, or system security, include hands-on activities with affordable, scalable, extensible, and low-maintenance wireless and container-based virtualization platforms.
The development of these labs is supported in part by the National Science Foundation of the US.
Security through Education
The field of cybersecurity includes a treasure-trove of elegant concepts and clever techniques. Eureka Labs targets students at different levels, taking them on an interactive journey where they observe facts, ask questions, gather information, investigate clues, research answers, and ultimately implement appropriate measures.
We call these laboratory projects Eureka Experiences in reference to the “aha!” moment of understanding a previously incomprehensible concept. We seek to create illuminating learning experience by incorporating inquiry-based learning activities to hands-on laboratories.
Liran MaProfessor Computer Science Texas Christian University
Curby AlexanderAssociate Professor College of Education Texas Christian University
Zhipeng CaiAssociate Professor Computer Science Georgia State University
Wei ChengAssistant Professor Computer Science University of Washington
Erika Rebollo DiazUndergraduate Student Computer Science Texas Christian University
Alex MatthewsUndergraduate Student Computer Science Texas Christian University
Eric GuyetteUndergraduate Student Computer Science Texas Christian University
Anh Quoc NguyenUndergraduate Student Computer Science Texas Christian University
Trang DaoUndergraduate Student Computer Science Texas Christian University
Peng WangPh.D. Student Computer Science Georgia State University
Kien NguyenGraduated May 2021
Riley DurbinGraduated May 2021
Megan PhanGraduated May 2020
Emma BeebeGraduated May 2020
Shane MitchelGraduated May 2020
Blake LucasGraduated May 2019
This website was initially developed as a part of a senior design
project in the Department of Computer Science at TCU by:
Antonio Rodriguez, Dylan Perez, Geordie Jones, Sabyasachi Sahoo, and Hunter Merritt.