SRI 2010 student participants Hardik Gajjar and Michael Trent from Stevens Institute of Technology represented CSR at the DHS Career Pathways for Future Homeland Security S&T Professionals in Washington, DC onOctober 22-24, 2010. Gajjar and Trent attended DHS S&T breakout sessions that discussed DHS high-priority research needs and discussed education and career opportunities for young professionals and scholars. More than 200 students representing various DHS Centers of Excellence (COEs) and other DHS affiliated schools attended the two-day event. Students networked with DHS leaders and representatives from DHS COEs and other federally funded research and development centers and laboratories.
On September 22, 2010, Tanaira Cullens, Morgan State University and Talmor Meir, Stevens Institute of Technology presented and served as conference panelists at the PIANC USA Annual Meeting, that was held in Boston, MA. Moderated by Dr. Thomas Wakeman, Deputy Director of CSR, the panel entitled Educating the Next Generation of Navigation Professionals, discussed student perspectives and experiences regarding educational opportunities for current students and young professionals pursuing careers in the maritime industry. The panel also included Beth Austin DeFares, Director of Education, CSR, Joseph Zelasney, Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) and Robert Hampson, Moffatt & Nichol.
Ms. Cullens shared her experiences as a participant in the DHS-sponsored Summer Research Institute, while Ms. Meir addressed the significance of education, training and outreach in exposing students to career opportunities.
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