Annual Student Pipeline Industry Roundtable Event (ASPIRE) 2017

The Annual Student Pipeline Industry Roundtable Event (ASPIRE) will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 12:00 – 5:00pm at Northeastern University, Boston. The ASPIRE is hosted by the ALERT (Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats) & Gordon-CenSSIS (The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems).  ASPIRE provides an optimum setting for dialogue among members of the academic, industrial and government communities and also provides networking opportunities for ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS students looking for internships, co-op opportunities and full-time jobs.

Event Information

Date and Time: Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Check-in will begin at 12:00pm, the event will begin at 12:30pm.

Location: Cabral Center, John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (Street Address: 40 Leon Street, Boston, MA 02115).

Map: The John D. O’Bryant African American Institute is #27 on the Northeastern Campus Map.

Latest Agenda: ASPIRE Agenda 3/13/17 

Registration: If you are interested in attending, please reach out to Melanie Smith at [email protected].

Industry & Government Participants

The planned industry and government participants at this ASPIRE are:

American Science & Engineering / Rapiscan Labs
American Science and Engineering and Rapiscan Labs specialize in detection technologies that can uncover dangerous and elusive threats and provides state of the art security screening products, solutions and services that meet the most demanding threat detection needs of customers worldwide, while improving operational efficiency.

Analog Devices, Inc.
Analog Devices, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog and microwave integrated circuits and complete integrated solutions.  For over 50 years ADI has been at the forefront of innovation in the area of sensing and signal processing for commercial as well as Aerospace and Defense applications.  Analog Devices has Massachusetts design centers in Wilmington, Chelmsford, and Norwood.

Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) monitors those threats and capitalizes on technological advancements at a rapid pace, developing solutions and bridging capability gaps at a pace that mirrors the speed of life. S&T’s mission is to deliver effective and innovative insight, methods and solutions for the critical needs of the Homeland Security Enterprise. Created by Congress in 2003, S&T conducts basic and applied research, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation activities relevant to DHS.

HXI, a subsidiary of Renaissance Electronics & Communications, is a leading supplier of millimeter-wave products, including LNAs, power amplifiers, mixers, detectors, oscillators, switches, transmitters, receivers and transceivers for radars, communications systems and sensors.

Morpho Detection
Morpho integrates computed tomography (CT), Raman Spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™ technology), X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient, as well as less intrusive. Morpho’s detection solutions are deployed to help protect people and property in some of the most important and sensitive world locations.

Transportation Security Laboratory
The Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) helps protect our nation’s civilian air transportation systems. By virtue of its accomplished experts, cutting-edge facilities and partnerships, TSL offers the homeland security community and transportation security partners the ability to advance detection technology from conception to deployment through applied research, test and evaluation, assessment, certification and qualification testing.

U.S. Coast Guard
The Coast Guard is the principal Federal agency responsible for maritime safety, security, and environmental stewardship in U.S. ports and waterways. In this capacity, the Coast Guard protects and defends more than 100,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways, and safeguards an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) encompassing 4.5 million square miles stretching from North of the Arctic Circle to South of the equator, from Puerto Rico to Guam, encompassing nine time zones – the largest EEZ in the world. As one of the five Armed Services of the United States, the Coast Guard is the only military branch within the Department of Homeland Security.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
With more than 60,000 employees, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP, is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade. As the United States’ first unified border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.

Directions and Parking

A Campus map and directions are available online at Northeastern University has two paid campus garages with parking:

  • Closest NU Garage: Gainsborough Parking Garage (C2 on the campus map), located at 10 Gainsborough Street, Boston.
  • Additional NU Parking: Renaissance Parking Garage (A2 on the campus map), located at 835 Columbus Avenue, Boston.

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