ALERT (Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats) is a multi-university Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence (COE).

One of  12 Centers of Excellence across the country, ALERT is a multi-university, multi-institution, partnership that conducts transformational research, technology and educational development for effective response to explosives-related threats.

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News & Events

November 23, 2015
Logan Jackson, former ALERT REU, named Rhodes Scholar

We at ALERT would like to congratulate our former REU and Gordon Scholar, Logan Jackson, on being named a Rhodes Scholar. This award is all the more meaningful in that it is the first time in history that a Northeastern University student has received this prestigious scholarship.

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October 28, 2015
DHS I&A Internship Program Announcement

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.

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October 19, 2015
ADSA12 Final Report Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the ADSA12 Workshop: Personnel and Divested Items Screening at the Checkpoint Final Report is now available for download.

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Innovation Fast Track

EXCLUSIVE TO CENTER MEMBERS: Log in to explore your Innovation Fast Track, an online portal that gives you one-stop access to center researchers, funding opportunities, exclusive events and more.

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Student Central

Students, get connected with Industry Partners, find out about research and volunteer opportunities within ALERT, or get advice on how to best showcase your work at Student Central.

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The Partnership

ALERT is led by Northeastern University (NEU) and includes three key academic strategic partners: Boston University, Purdue University, and University of Rhode Island (URI).

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