|Education, Professional Development & K-12 Programs|
Established in 2008, the National Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce (CSR) serves as the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) lead port security research and education center, delivering educational programs, conducting innovative research, and developing new technologies to enhance our nation's maritime security, and safeguard populations and properties unique to U.S. islands, ports, and remote and extreme environments.
As part of its' mission, the CSR actively serves to develop and enhance our nation's maritime domain awareness and security capabilities by transferring its research into highly relevant graduate education, professional development programs, and innovative K-12 programs and workshops.
The CSR currently offers the following educational programs and opportunities:
Maritime Systems Master's Degree Fellowship Program
Stevens Institute of Technology in collaboration with CSR has recently been awarded a second DHS Career Development Grant. The 2011 DHS Career Development Grant will provide for full-tuition support and generous monthly stipends for three additional full-time students entering the Master's Degree program in Maritime Systems with a Graduate Certificate in Maritime Security.
The objective of the fellowship program is to enhance the knowledge base, technical skills, and leadership capabilities of our nation's future maritime security workforce and to provide greater access and support for U.S. students pursuing a homeland security focused Master's Degree in Maritime Systems. This fellowship program will create enhanced experiential opportunities and direct pathways for highly skilled students to obtain technical leadership positions in the maritime security domain.
Fellowship awards are currently available for the spring and summer 2012 semesters. The deadline for applying is November 15, 2011.
To learn more about the fellowship program, please visit the following Fellowship Opportunities web link: http://www.stevens.edu/ses/maritime/FellowshipOpportunities.html
Summer Research Institute (SRI)
The CSR Summer Research Institute provides undergraduate and graduate students a unique opportunity to participate in an intensive eight-week research program designed to tackle critical issues in maritime domain awareness, emergency response, and maritime system resilience, to enhance our nation's maritime security.
This highly collaborative, hands-on summer research program emphasizes critical thinking and multi-disciplinary research to generate innovative ideas and solutions to address complex maritime security issues.
To learn more about the SRI, please visit the following web link: www.stevens.edu/csr/SummerInstitute
DHS Scholar and Fellow Summer Internship Opportunities
The CSR participates in the annual Department of Homeland Security (DHS) HS-STEM Summer Internship program. To learn more about the DHS Scholar and Fellow Summer Internship, please visit the DHS S&T website at http://www.orau.gov/dhseducationprograms/
The CSR's internship opportunities include hands-on research and data collection, as it relates to Maritime Surveillance Technologies and Sensors.
K-12 Education and Workshops
K-12 Teachers Workshops
CSR in collaboration with the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) offered a week-long advanced Build IT teachers workshop, August 2-6, 2010 on the Stevens campus in Hoboken, NJ. The advance module explored different types of signal detection underwater. While exposing K-12 teachers to additional rigorous Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) content, the advanced Build IT module also introduced participants to the technologies used by the CSR in port security applications.