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.
Application and Program Information
This year’s program runs from October 2016 – April 2017. There will be an Info Session on Friday, September 16th from 12:00 – 1:30pm in 431 Stearns, where interested students will hear about the program details, and from faculty about their research projects.
Applications are due by Wednesday, September 28th, 2016.
The Application Form can be downloaded here: Application Form.
Submit applications to Melanie Smith via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line: “ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS Scholars Application Submission.”
View the 2016 – 2017 research projects and descriptions here: Research Project Descriptions.
The 2016-2017 Scholars Flyer can be downloaded here: Scholars Flyer.
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.
- 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 at the end of the program. Those who are accepted from the NU-in program will participate during only the spring semester, and receive a $500 book voucher.
Past Scholars who are interested in participating as a Scholar Mentor this year can apply by Wednesday, September 28th!
Mentors are required to participate in at least 5 hours of K-12 Outreach per semester, attend 2 mentor workshops, and must meet with their Scholar Mentee(s) at least 1 time per month. Mentors who complete the program requirement receive an NU Bookstore Voucher for $500 at the end of the program.
The Mentor Application Form can be downloaded here: Application Form.
Please contact Melanie Smith for questions regarding the program.
Melanie Smith, email at: email@example.com, or phone: 617-373-2976. Campus address: 302 Stearns Center.
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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