News & Events

Congratulations to our Scholars!!! April 18, 2014

Congratulations to the ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS Scholars who have completed the 2014 Spring Program!

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RI Senator Jack Reed Visits ALERT at URI February 25, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed met Monday with University of Rhode Island professors from chemistry, engineering and cyber security to see firsthand some of the leading research they are conducting on explosives, explosives detection, and cyber security, and discuss efforts to strengthen URI’s role in physical and cyber security study.

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Fundamentals of Explosives Course February 25, 2014

29-1 Apr-May 2014

The University of Rhode Island, a research partner of ALERT, is offering a once-a-year open enrollment course, “Fundamentals of Explosives” from April 29-May 1, 2014.

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VAST program featured on February 14, 2014

ALERT’s VAST program which resulted from a partnership with the TSA and CLE airport is discussed in an article featured on in “Researchers solve major security problem for airports”

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2014 Homeland Security Job and Internship Search Webinar January 22, 2014

5 Feb 2014

DHS will be hosting a 2014 Homeland Security Job and Internship Search Webinar on February 5th, 2014, from 2:00 – 4:00pm EST.

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W. Clem Karl has been named an IEEE Fellow December 19, 2013

ALERT researcher W. Clem Karl of Boston University has been named an IEEE Fellow. Congratulations, Clem!

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ALERT Phase 2 is Launched! November 18, 2013

On Tuesday, October 22, ALERT hosted representatives from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate for a ceremony to launch its second phase of funding. In ALERT’s next 5 years, Northeastern University takes the lead, strategically partnered with Boston University, Purdue University and the University of Rhode Island to carry out its mission to develop effective response to explosives-related threats.

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ALERT is Now Active on Twitter November 17, 2013

We are pleased to announce that we are now active on Twitter! This is a new and exciting way for us to deliver information to you that is relevant to the ALERT mission. Feel free to follow us at @ALERTCOE, and tweet any information that you feel is relevant to us. We’ll be happy to look it over and re-tweet it if appropriate.

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Fall 2013 ASPIRE – Nov. 19th November 8, 2013

The Fall 2013 ASPIRE (Annual Student Pipeline Industry Roundtable Event) will be held on Tuesday, November 19th. ASPIRE provides an optimum setting for dialog among members of the academic, industrial and government communities and is intended to provide networking opportunities for ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS students looking for internships, co-op opportunities and full-time jobs. THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.

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ALERT Scholars Research & Outreach Info Session – Nov. 6th October 31, 2013

6 Nov 2013


We will be holding an ALERT/Gordon CenSSIS Scholars Research and Information Session at 431 Stearns Center on Thursday Nov. 6th from 11am to 12pm.

To RSVP for this event, contact Melanie Smith via email at [email protected]

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