The Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT) Center
ALERT is a multi-university Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence (COE). The center seeks to conduct transformational research, technology and educational development for effective characterization, detection, mitigation and response to the explosives-related threats facing the country and the world. Taken from ALERT website, 2010
The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS)
CenSSIS seeks to revolutionize our ability to detect and image biomedical and environmental-civil objects or conditions that are underground, underwater, or embedded within cells or inside the human body. Taken from the CenSSIS Fact Sheet (provided by NSF) 9/2007.
CHN is focused on developing tools and processes that will enable high-rate/high-volume bottom-up, precise, parallel assembly of nanoelements (such as carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, etc.) and polymer nanostructures. Taken from CHN’s website 9/2007.
The Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks is a multi-university National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center, jointly supported by NSF and the Department of Energy. Its mission is to build a more reliable, secure and efficient electric grid transmission system that uses renewable energy sources.
IGERT Nanomedicine Science and Technology is a new integrated doctoral education program in the emerging field of Nanomedicine, created with support from the National Cancer Institute and the National Science Foundation. Taken from IGERT website 9/2007.
MathPOWER at Northeastern University is a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of math education for urban students. There is a growing need for advanced mathematical literacy, yet many students in Boston are currently struggling to achieve the state’s “proficiency” standards. MathPOWER aims to prepare students to not only reach a level of proficiency, but also to achieve competency in advanced mathematics through a variety of programs and services. Taken from MathPOWER‘s website 9/2007.
The Center for STEM Education has worked closely with NSTA in planning networking sessions for RET participants at regional and national NSTA conferences.
Robotics: Fundamentals of Information Technology and Engineering
TechBoston and Northeastern University are working collaboratively in this comprehensive project to integrate an innovative robotics curriculum into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses in the Boston Public Schools and in other racially diverse and economically disadvantaged Massachusetts school districts. Taken from ITEST website 9/2007.