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Northeastern Students Capture 1st Place and $10,000 prize in 6th Annual National Security Innovation Competition May 7, 2012

“Next Generation Millimeter-Wave Body Imaging for Concealed Threat Detection” recognized by the National Homeland Defense Foundation. Northeastern captured the top prize of $10,000 for their entry “Next Generation Millimeter-Wave Body Imaging for Concealed Threat Detection” in the 2012 National Security Innovation Competition (NSIC) held at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS).

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Students, Apply Today! April 18, 2012

DHS HS-STEM Career Development Program at Northeastern University – ALERT is seeking applications from academically talented graduate engineering students who are interested in pursuing rewarding careers in Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) and related security threat detection fields upon graduation.

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ALERT’s Standoff Detection System highlighted in Northeastern iNSolution March 16, 2012

iNSolution, Northeastern University’s Research Blog discusses ALERT’s Standoff Detection System with Profs. Carey Rappaport and Jose Martinez.

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NSF CAREER Grant Awarded to ALERT Researcher March 15, 2012

NSF has awarded ALERT Researcher, Prof. Ashkan Vaziri the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award. This will be carried out by developing predictive theoretical and computational methods to understand the mechanical deformation of biomimetic systems and by performing detailed experiments at the micro and nano- scale.

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ALERT Research in Chemistry World January 13, 2012

ALERT research, led by Prof. Louisa Hope-Weeks at Texas Tech University, could make the sensitive materials used in highly explosive detonators safer for mining and military use, as well as less harmful to the environment.

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Center Researchers are Awarded Prestigious College Appointments December 9, 2011

Professor Akram Alshawabkeh has been appointed as a George A. Snell Professor of Engineering at Northeastern University and Professor Carey Rappaport has been appointed as a College of Engineering Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University. Selected from a highly competitive pool of candidates, these appointments recognizes the scholarship, technical and professional leadership, university citizenship, positive example, […]

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RICC Presentations & Posters Now Available for Download December 9, 2011

Selected presentations and posters are now available for viewing on the RICC website.

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“Bomb Squad Plants” November 30, 2011

ALERT researcher Samuel Hernández-Rivera and team have their work investigating the ability of three Caribbean plants – Rubia tinctorum, Lippia dulcis and Spermacoce remota – to remove TNT featured in the November Issue of UK Royal Society of Chemistry’s “Chemistry World News”.

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Northeastern President meets with Homeland Security Secretary September 29, 2011

One week after opening the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, Northeastern President Joseph Aoun traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.  Please visit the Northeastern news website to learn more.

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Michael Silevitch quoted in FoxNews article, Northeastern News September 8, 2011

ALERT co-director Michael Silevitch was quoted in a September 8th Fox News article “After 9/11: Ten Years of Tech Made Airports Safer, Experts Say”.  In the article, Prof. Silevitch discusses some of the recent ALERT work in crowd behavior and novel sensors – read more here. This coverage dovetails with his recent Q&A with Northeastern […]

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