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Advanced Technologies’ assistant professor and students accepted into DHS Summer Research Team Program

Alcorn State (July 26, 2013) - Department of Advanced Technologies’ assistant professor Samuel Nwaneri along with two students Quanesha Jackson ’13 and Jessica Williams, junior, both majoring in applied science with a concentration in geographical information science and technology (GISAT)/Homeland Security are participating in the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions (MSI).

The Alcorn team has been assigned to work with the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism (CREATE) at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California. The Center, led by USC, develops advanced tools to evaluate the risks, costs, and consequences of terrorism.

According to the letter of acceptance, the DHS Summer Research Team Program provides research opportunities to diverse and highly talented individuals in order to increase and enhance the scientific leadership of MSI in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS.

In addition, the program is designed to engage faculty, along with undergraduate and graduate students, in research that will provide them opportunities to understand the mission and research needs of DHS and advance research areas of importance to DHS, while strengthening the talent pool of scientists and engineers.

The teams, consisting of one faculty member and one to two students, are participating in a research project for 10 weeks and will conclude their summer with a presentation to DHS researchers and program managers.

The program is funded by the DHS Science & Technology Directorate Office of University Programs.