Gannon University Builds Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge

Published 1-10-2020
  • Gannon University - Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)
  • Gannon University - Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)
  • Gannon University - Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)
  • Gannon University - Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)
  • Gannon University - Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)

    Courtesy of Gannon University.

  • Gannon University - Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)

    Courtesy of Gannon University.

  • Gannon University - Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)

    Courtesy of Gannon University.

  • Gannon University - Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)

    Courtesy of Gannon University.

Gannon University is building the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK) in Erie, Pa. The $20 million project involves the renovation and expansion of an existing six-story tower to accommodate leading-edge programs in cybersecurity, cyber engineering, healthcare systems, computer-based applications, and business management. The first $13 million construction phase includes the creation of an entrance lobby on the first floor, with the second floor accommodating the Pierre McCormick Cyber Learning Center. Enabling the integration of academic instruction with hands-on technological development, the center will house the Cyber Hacking Lab, the Cyber Defense Lab, the Internet of Things Lab, classrooms, faculty offices, and collaborative innovation zones. Completion is expected in fall of 2020. Subsequent phases of construction will establish a top-tier data center, two floors of business incubation space for industry partners, and a hatchery connecting the academic and corporate areas.