ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS Scholars

The ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS Scholars Program is designed to provide freshmen engineering students the opportunity to get involved in ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS research projects, K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) outreach programs, and professional development training and seminars, such as Leadership Skills, Research Ethics, and Presentation and Poster Building Skills.

This year’s program runs from October, 2014 – April, 2015. Information¬†about next year’s program will be posted on this page in August or September of 2015.

The ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS Scholars for the 2014-2015 academic year are:

  • Alastair Abrahan, Engineering Undecided
  • Luigi Annese Alizo, Engineering Undecided
  • Anthony Bisulco, Computer Engineering
  • Alyssa Caganda, Industrial Engineering
  • Kasia Gibson, Bioengineering
  • Benjamin Gincley, Chemical Engineering
  • Bryant Grey-Stewart, Mechanical Engineering
  • Rachna Igwe, Chemical Engineering
  • Julianne Kloza, Engineering Undecided
  • Madeline Leger, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Chenyang (Eric) Liu, Engineering Undecided
  • John Magrath, Computer Engineering and Computer Science
  • Paul Mykos, Chemical Engineering
  • Neel Shah, Chemical Engineering
  • Carl Verch, Engineering Undecided
  • Michael Wong, Computer Engineering
  • Kevin Wu, Electrical Engineering and Physics

The Scholar Mentors for the 2014-2015 academic year are: Paula Arambel, Charles (Patrick) Clerkin, Meghan Debski, Jacob Holstein, Kristen Kelly, Janna Shaftan, and Benjamin Soper.

Selected ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS Scholars are expected to complete the following program requirements:

  • 20+ Hours of Research per Semester (on average, most students do research for 5-8 hours per week).
  • 5+ Hours of K-12 STEM Outreach per Semester (both one-time, and on-going programs are available).
  • Attend and Participate in Program Meeting, Seminars and Field Trips.
  • Enroll in the High Tech Tools and Toys Section of GE 1111 for the Fall, 2014 or Spring, 2015 Semester.
  • Give a Final Research Presentation at the end of the program in late-April, early-May.

ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS Scholars who complete the program requirements receive an NU Bookstore Voucher for $1,000.

Please contact Melanie Smith for questions regarding the program.

Melanie Smith 302 Stearns Center Ph: 617.373.2976

The program is hosted and sponsored by the Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT) Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, and the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS), a Graduated National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center.

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