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Stevens chosen by Homeland Security to study port security issues

Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken has been selected by the US Department of Homeland Security as one of 11 universities that will be conducting multidisciplinary research to create inventive learning situations for important homeland security missions.As a partner is this project, Stevens will lead one of five new Centers for Excellence and receive a federal grant in the amount of $2 million each year for five years.

Stevens, along with the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, will lead the Center of Excellence for Maritime, Island and Port Security. It will be responsible for gathering research and increasing nautical territory awareness to safeguard populations and properties unique to the U.S. islands.

Stevens will focus on port security while the University of Hawaii will work on island security.

Dr. Michael Bruno, Dean of The Schaefer School of Engineering and Science, looks forward to working with Stevens’ new partners and growing the university.

“Together with our partners, we will break new ground in the integrated use of multi-scale sensors and computer simulation and forecasting models to equip our port security and first-responder communities with the technologies and processes needed to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the MTS, which is responsible for the vast majority of the nation’s international commerce,” he said in a statement. “True to the Stevens tradition, we will weave these research activities into our education and professional training programs, to ensure that our students are equipped to contribute immediately to the solutions to these very complex problems.”

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