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Her assignment may have changed, but Dr. Carleitta Paige-Anderson is no stranger to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Education Programs administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Institute managed for DOE by ORAU. Read more...

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Vivianette Giusti Vélez, Dr. Liz Diaz Vázquez and Anais Vázquez Rivera analyzed improved methods for detecting explosive traces as part of a summer research program sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security. Read more...

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Dr. Thomas Liu and student Monty Bains created a Web service for data analyisis and visualization as part of the Department of Homeland Security Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions. Read more...

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Dr. Nelly Mateeva researched toxin-detection systems to help protect the food supply during an adventurous summer at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, and the University of Minnesota. Read more...

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Dr. Patricia Hatch and Shawnta Lloyd focused their research on ricin, a natural toxin that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated as a possible agent of biological warfare. Read more and Watch video...

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Cecilia Serrano spent the summer with two of her National Hispanic University students studying how certain bacteria can be used by terrorists to contaminate our nation's food supply. Read more...

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Dr. Walter Shumate and his students researched survival times of viruses on household surfaces, as well as which commercially available methods are best for recovering viruses from surfaces. Read more...

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Dr. Jessie Walker and students, Kierra Smith and Tarsheika West, researched cyber security during natural disasters while participating in the U.S. Department of Homeland Sercurity's Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions. Read more...

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Dr. Edu B. Suarez-Martinez hopes to lessen the probability of a pandemic flu occurring through her research of the distribution of avian influenza virus receptors in Puerto Rican wild, migratory and non-migratory birds. Read more...

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Dr. Rolin Mainuddin of North Carolina Central University spent the summer with two of his students, Mitchell Wallace and Aimee Williams, lending their knowledge in social sciences to help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security gain more intelligence around the process of radicalization, including why some people become radicalized while others do not. Read more...

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Dr. Terri Adams-Fuller and her undergraduate research team from Howard University studied the responsiveness of public safety officers during the Hurricane Katrina crisis. Read more...

Jonathan Mbah and recent graduate, student Kiara Moorer profile image

Assistant professor Jonathan Mbah and recent graduate, student Kiara Moorer, both of Tuskegee University, conducted research at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez as part of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security's 2012 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions. Read more.

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In collaboration with the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, Georgia Tech hosted students Raquel Teasley and Jessye Bemley (left & right) and associate professor Lauren Davis (center) to study the supply channel of a common food product. Read more...

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