November 1, 2016 - In This Issue:

Developing a Next Generation Screening System
ALERT Works to Keep First Responders Safe and People in Motion
ALERT is working on developing the first inexpensive, high resolution millimeter-wave radar (mm-wave) system for the purpose of detecting and identifying potential suicide bombers in motion and at a safe distance. Professors Carey Rappaport and Jose Martinez at Northeastern University are leading a team that are striving to make this technology a reality. 

Student Spotlight: Christian Sorensen
SEWDP Student at Purdue University    

Christian Sorensen, a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, is our newest participant in the ALERT DHS HS-STEM (Homeland Security Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Science and Engineering Workforce Development Program (SEWDP).  Christian began his graduate program at Purdue this fall, and is working with ALERT researcher, Prof. Steven Son. His research project is focused on how to better predict the threat of characterized ammonium nitrate-based homemade explosives. As for his future plans to work within the Department of Homeland Security enterprise, he would like to return to LANL to work on high explosive science with an emphasis on better understanding 'non-standard' explosives (i.e. those not used by the military or in the commercial sector), and says he would also like to reprise his teaching role for military EOD technicians.

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ALERT Receives Funding for Strategic Initiatives  

The ALERT Center of Excellence at Northeastern University has received additional funding from the Department of Homeland Security for the following projects: Research and Development of Systems for Tracking Passengers and Divested Items, also known as CLASP (Correlating Luggage and Specific Passengers); Video Be on the Lookout (vBOLO); and Adaptive Automatic Target Recognition (AATR).
ALERT Welcomes Newest Industrial Member, Analog Devices
Bryan Goldstein of ADI Presenting at IAB Meeting - November 14, 2016  

ALERT is pleased to announce its newest industrial member, Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI). ADI is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog and microwave integrated circuits and complete integrated solutions.  For more than 50 years, ADI has been at the forefront of innovation in the area of sensing and signal processing for commercial as well as Aerospace and Defense applications. Analog Devices has Massachusetts design centers in Wilmington, Chelmsford, and Norwood. Mr. Bryan Goldstein, General Manager of ADI's Aerospace and Defense division, will be presenting an overview of the company at ALERT's annual IAB meeting on Monday, November 14, 2016.
ADSA15 Workshop at Northeastern
November 15-16, 2016 

The Fifteenth Advanced Development for Security Applications Workshop (ADSA15) will be held on November 15th and 16th at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. The title of the workshop will be "Next Generation Screening Technologies and Processes for the Checkpoint." This workshop is a continuation of ADSA12, ADSA13, and ADSA14. The workshop is being convened by the DHS Center of Excellence (COE) for Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT). Presentation and panel discussions will address topics such as emerging hardware and algorithms, concepts of operations, protecting soft targets, system architectures, business aspects of fusion, and funding, innovation and deployment models.  
The 2017 DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)    
Faculty applications due to ORISE by December 19, 2016

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) are now seeking application for the 2017 DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Participating teams will spend the summer of 2017 working with researchers at various DHS research centers. Faculty at MSIs can submit their applications to ORISE by December 19, 2016.
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The DHS 2017 Summer HS-STEM Internship Program
Application Deadline, December 7, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security 2017 HS-STEM Internship Program is now accepting applications until December 7, 2016. This program is sponsored by The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs, and runs for 10-weeks during the summer. It is geared towards students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.
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Opportunities at Raytheon Company  
Search over 200 open positions

Raytheon Company has over 200 open engineering positions for recent graduates seeking full-time employment, as well as opportunities for students seeking co-ops and internships. Positions are available throughout the country and internationally. For detailed job information and information on how to apply, visit their website linked below! 

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Pathways to Science 
Funding opportunities for STEM students  

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) Pathways to Science project supports pathways to the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) by connecting students to programs such as REUs, graduate fellowships, and postdoctoral positions. Students can sign up online to automatically receive information on research, funding, and professional development opportunities customized to their interests.

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ALERT Core Partner Institutions

Northeastern University (lead)
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