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

One of 9 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

September 11, 2018
Industrial Advisory Board Meeting 2018

The ALERT Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting will be held on Monday, October 15th from 12:00 – 6:30pm at the Northeastern University Kostas Research Institute in Burlington, MA. The IAB Meeting 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).

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July 31, 2018
Watch the Newest ALERT Video: “ADSA: Providing Insight and Opportunities to Industry”

The ADSA workshops have always been a place for industry members to meet, collaborate, and realize future goals. In ALERT’s newedt video, “ADSA: Providing Insight and Opportunities to Industry,” we ask ADSA Industrial attendees about what impact the ADSA workshops have had in fostering the development of new technology and partnerships.

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July 31, 2018
Summer 2018 REU Program

This summer, ALERT is hosting 7 undergraduate students for a 10-week Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program at Northeastern University, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, and Duke University. The ALERT REU Program at Northeastern University partners with other REU programs in the College of Engineering to build a cohort of students who engage in professional development meetings and program activities. Each REU student creates a research poster and presents a final presentation to address their research project’s overall mission and endeavors, their specific contributions to the research, and the knowledge and skills gained from the experience.

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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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