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Article ID: 713166

ILSAMP Symposium showcases benefits for diverse students, STEM pipeline

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne’s Education and Outreach Programs division partners with a number of organizations to advance STEM-related programs. Among them is the Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ILSAMP) program, dedicated to helping underrepresented minority (URM) students working toward a degree in a STEM field. Argonne recently participated in ILSAMP’s annual Student Research Symposium, which provides ILSAMP-funded students the opportunity to present their research, network with professional in the Illinois science community and learn more about their chosen field.

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20-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 712135

URI biologist, colleagues warn of peril from biological invasions as White House proposes to halve funding

University of Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I. – April 30, 2019 – As the Trump Administration prepares to cut in half the budget for the National Invasive Species Council, a group of invasive species experts led by a University of Rhode Island professor has issued a warning about the growing peril of biological invasions and the increasing threat they pose to the economy, environment, public health and national security.

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30-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 708306

How Goliath Groupers Behave May Be Key to National Security Under the Sea

Florida Atlantic University

The stealthy and exceptionally large Goliath grouper is the focus of a novel smart-sensing system that will remotely alert authorities of incoming manned and unmanned underwater vehicles. The non-invasive undersea surveillance and monitoring technologies developed at FAU’s Harbor Branch will be subtly integrated into goliath grouper habitats. An acoustic response will alert authorities to the presence of a potential threat, intruder or any suspicious object that is “out of place” within this species’ usual visual and acoustic landscape.

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20-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 708194

Why The Federal Debt Matters

Texas A&M University

As the U.S. federal debt continues to grow, a Bush School economist explains why it threatens national security and is associated with a higher trade deficit.

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15-Feb-2019 3:50 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 708034

Amazon Grant to Fund Malicious Bot Detection Project

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University computer scientist Nick Nikiforakis has received a 2018 Amazon Research Award for his work in the area of Internet security. The award includes $64,000 to help fund a project that attracts, “fingerprints,” and tracks web bots that are used for a variety of harmful tasks.

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13-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

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