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Two SU reps part of Homeland Security Summer Program

7/19/2012

Southern University faculty member Dr. Conrad Jones and senior, Danielle Duhe have been selected to participate in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions this summer.

Jones is an assistant professor in the chemistry department and Duhe is a  chemistry major.

Jones and Duhe are part of a team assigned to work with the Center of Excellence for Awareness & Localization of Explosive-Related Threats  at the Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The center develops new means and methods to protect the nation from explosives-related threats, co-led by Northeastern University and the University of Rhode Island.

The DHS Summer Research Team Program consists of one faculty and one or two students to participate in a research project that concludes with a presentation to DHS researchers and program managers. The program engages faculty with undergraduate and graduate students in research to provide opportunities to understand the mission and research needs of DHS.

The program provides research opportunities to diverse and highly talented individuals to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at minority serving institutions. It is funded by the DHS Science & Technology Directorate Office of University Programs.