Twenty-one students representing eight universities, including Stevens Institute of Technology, Jackson State University, Norfolk State University, Rutgers University, State University of NY - Binghamton, University of Hawaii, University of Miami, and the University of Puerto Rico have arrived to the Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, NJ to participate in the CSR’s eight-week intensive summer research program. The maritime security focused program is led by a team of CSR researchers and educators and runs from June 6 to July 29, 2011.
Students participating in this year’s program have been organized into two research teams, the Sensor Technologies team and the Consequence Assessment team. Each team has been given the collective challenge of utilizing sensor technologies and plume modeling forecasts to assess the potential impacts of a radiological dispersion and oil spill in the New York Harbor.
The SRI students have the unique opportunity to collaborate with CSR researchers and with each other to conduct hands-on research in the field and in the university’s Maritime Security Laboratory. Students also engage in highly-relevant lectures by homeland security experts and maritime industry representatives. This summer’s guest speakers have included Dana Goward, Director Marine Transportation Systems Management, USCG, Nick Pera, US Navy Chief Systems Engineer, Richard Larrabee (Ret. ADM), Director of Port Commerce, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), and Jeanne Lin, Deputy Director, Borders and Maritime Security Division at DHS S&T.
The student teams are responsible for providing weekly presentations on their research activities and will be responsible for preparing final research reports and posters.