February 2020
ALERT NEWSLETTER
ALERT Student Emily Belk featured in podcast "Thinking Through Autonomy"
Upon winning first place with her team at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Centers of Excellence (COE) Summit Grand Challenge Student Competition, ALERT student Emily Belk was invited to participate in Ken Dunlap's podcast, "Thinking Through Autonomy" along with other students to discuss their research and experience at the competition. 
NEWS & EVENTS
Annual Student Pipeline Industry Roundtable Event (ASPIRE) 2020
The Annual Student Pipeline Industry Roundtable Event (ASPIRE) will be held on April 8 th, 2020.
ASPIRE provides opportunities for students to dialogue and network with members of the academic, industrial and government community.

Learn about some of our student projects in our "Meet the ALERT Students" video.
Save the Date: ADSA22 Workshop!
Reducing the Cognitive Load of Operators of Aviation Security Equipment
The twenty second workshop for Advanced Development for Security Applications (ADSA22) will be held on May 6th and 7th, 2020, at Northeastern University in Boston. The workshop will address the topic of reducing the cognitive load of operators of aviation security equipment.

Watch Chris Gregory of Smith's Detection speak about the benefits of attending the ADSA workshops.
ALERT Technology Showcase Announcement!
We are excited to announce the second ALERT Technology Showcase event on May 5, 2020 at Northeastern University.

This year’s Showcase will feature presentations and demonstrations of ALERT research results and tools from select ALERT projects and select industry members.
Get Ready for CBP-ADEPT-03 in July!
Creating Effective Engagements with CBP
The third workshop on Advanced Developments Encompassing Processes and Technologies for Customs and Border Protection (CBP-ADEPT-03) will be held July 8-9, 2020, at Northeastern University in Boston.

The workshop will address Creating Effective Engagements with CBP.  
STUDENT & RESEARCHER OPPORTUNITIES
Port of the Future - Houston, TX
March 10th -11th, 2020
ALERT's Emel Bulat will be speaking at The Port of the Future Conference in Houston, TX March 10th-12th.

Use code SPKR20 for a 20% discount on registration.

The conference offers corporate leaders, trade and logistics professionals, government officials, and leading researchers a collaborative, networking opportunity to examine an expanding and evolving vision of future Ports of Entry.
ISADE 2020 - Charlotte, NC
April 19th - 24th, 2020
ISADE, the International Symposium on the Analysis and Detection of Explosives, is the pre-eminent scientific conference for discussion of the detection and characterization of explosives in both security screening and forensic applications.
Fundamentals of Explosives at University of Rhode Island
April 28th - May 1st, 2020
Registration is now open for Fundamentals of Explosives at the University of Rhode Island with ALERT Researcher and Professor Dr. Jimmie Oxley. There are two one day optional courses: Explosive Analysis & Safety (Monday, April 27, 2020) and Field Instrumentation (Friday, May 1, 2020). Email joxley@chm.uri.edu to register for the course.
ANSI Student Paper Competition 2020
Papers Due April 30, 2020
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is holding a student paper competition in 2020, on the topic of STANDARDS SUPPORTING UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. Papers are to be submitted to ANSI by April 30, 2020. 
ALERT is supported by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate through the DHS Office of University Programs.