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

August 5, 2020
SPARC Webinar: August 19

The fifth webinar of the SPARC (Seminars to Promote ALERT Research and Collaboration) webinar series continues on August 19 from 11:30am – 12:00pm EDT.

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July 22, 2020
SPARC Webinar: August 5

The fourth webinar of the SPARC (Seminars to Promote ALERT Research and Collaboration) webinar series continues on August 5 from 11:30am – 12:00pm EDT.

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June 30, 2020
ALERT Launches SPARC Webinars

ALERT’s free online summer webinar series, SPARC (Seminars to Promote ALERT Research and Collaboration), kicked off on June 24th! SPARC aims to provide a preview of the ground-breaking technologies to be demonstrated at the ALERT Technology Showcase and will focus on ALERT’s work with industry and government stakeholders.

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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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