- VACCINE Staff Participate in Fifth Annual Maritime Risk Symposium
VACCINE participated in the Fifth Annual Maritime Risk Symposium on November 18th-19th, 2014 at the CREATE (National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events) Center of Excellence at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
VACCINE Managing Director, Kaethe Beck, and Research Scientist, Abish Malik, attended the symposium.
The theme for this year's symposium was “Worldwide Chokepoints and Maritime Risks.” Chokepoint is a common military strategy term that refers to any enclosed space, corridor, or area where large numbers of personnel and/or resources are forced to pass through, with no reasonable alternate routes. Within the maritime environment, geographical features such as a strait or canal are considered chokepoints. In the current maritime operating environment, chokepoints are important elements to consider for strategic and risk-based decisions
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions Now Accepting Applications
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program. This program offers the opportunity to enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. Faculty, along with undergraduate and graduate students, will engage in research that provides opportunities to help advance the DHS Areas of Research and strengthen the talent pool of scientists and engineers. Selected participants will conduct collaborative research of mutual interest to the Team, the DHS Centers of Excellence and DHS.
The application Deadline: December 15, 2014.
All participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances. U.S. citizenship required.
Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research
may be found on the program website.
DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the program. For questions please email us at DHSed@orau.org.
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