The inaugural offering of the Summer Research Institute (SRI) was held June 7 - July 30, 2010 at the Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, NJ.
Expose a diverse group of students from a variety of academic disciplines to MDA, the MTS, and the sensor technologies used in Port Security applications.
Encourage students to think along the same lines as public and private, industry and government stakeholders and homeland security practitioners to understand the complex challenges in maritime and port security operations.
Engage students in rigorous research activities that produce innovative work and quality research outcomes that result in published papers and presentations.
Cultivate a strong and active alumni network to promote and support future SRI offerings.
Enhance the interest of students to pursue advanced academic study and/or careers in the homeland security and maritime systems domain.
Altogether, 26 students (11 graduate-level and 15 undergraduate) were admitted into the eight-week intensive summer research program. Altogether, the students represented a broad base of academic disciplines including biology, computer science, criminology, electrical engineering, marine policy, maritime systems, mathematics, oceanography and systems engineering.