February  2019 

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About  Us
The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) was formed to identify, champion and coordinate issues that contribute to our National security and provide benefit to our members, local communities, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and other Federal Government agencies.
SENEDIA's vision is to be a catalyst for thought leadership and technical innovation in undersea technology, cybersecurity and other critical defense technologies.  Our mission is to enable the development of the innovative technology, foster thought leadership, and facilitate required economic and workforce development.

  PLTW RI K-12 State Convening 
SENEDIA, an industry partner of Project Lead the Way (PLTW), is hosting a  
PLTW K-12 State Convening 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Kickemuit Middle School  
525 Child St, Warren, RI  
PLTW representatives will be joining us to offer insights into their engineering and computer science programs, while providing information on new course offerings, trainings and planned initiatives.
The focus of the event will be to provide an  opportunity for all to ask questions and network with representatives from other districts. 
Whether you are a PLTW expert, looking to learn more about the PLTW program, or eager to network and hear from other districts, this is the meeting for you.  
To register for this FREE event, please click here 
SENEDIA Postsecondary Internship Opportunities 
Engineering, IT / Cybersecurity  
SENEDIA has an exciting opportunity for Rhode Island college and university students providing experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students studying engineering or computer science.

SENEDIA recruits candidates from all Rhode Island schools with engineering or computer science programs, and accepted interns are placed with SENEDIA member companies and other RI businesses with undersea technology, engineering, or computer science needs.

SENEDIA, through a Real Jobs RI grant, will provide a stipend of $1500 to the intern.
Intern requirements & eligibility can be found here.

For more information, please contact Linda Larsen 

SeaPerch Scrimmage Derby
May 10, 2019 
SeaPerch i s an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).  
By offering a broad range of STEM education and outreach programs, the Navy seeks to address the national crisis of decreasing college enrollments and careers in science and engineering. Through programs like SeaPerch, the goal is to engage and inspire young people by exposing them to exciting, hands-on, and mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, while at the same time fostering self-confidence and life skills.
A SeaPerch Scrimmage Derby is being planned for Friday, May 10.
If you are interested in participating in the event, or learning more about the SeaPerch teacher build PD training session happening in April, please contact 
Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) At-Sea
Internship Opportunity    
Interested in an internship at-sea? MATE, The Marine Advanced Technology Education Center coordinates the placement of motivated college and recently graduated students in an at-sea marine technology internship opportunity aligned with undersea workforce needs and research trends.
To learn more about MATE, click here Info  
Internship information can be found here.  
Deadline to apply is March 18, 2019  
  Upcomin g Events 
Come visit us, or plan on atte nding:
March 6: New England Institute of Technology (NEIT)  
IT and Engineering TechXpo career fair
March 8: SkillsUSA RI Cybersecurity Competition being hosted at Johnson & Wales University
March 16: PrepareRI Summit being held at Rhode Island College
  • Summit information can be found here  
March  22: CTE (Career & Technical Education) Board meeting being held at Scituate High School, 9:00-11:00am
March 23: Technology Student Organization (TSA) State Competition being held at Scituate High School
  • If you are interested in learning more about TSA, click here
  • If you are interested in joining the TSA RI Chapter, please contact TSA RI Chapter Coordinator 
Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance
Linda Larsen, Director of Education Outreach
55 John Clarke Road - Suite B1
Middletown, RI 02842