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To better prepare for natural disasters, the S&T-funded Coastal Resilience Center (CRC) is reaching out across communities especially vulnerable to natural hazards.
S&T joins the research and development community, intergovernmental partners and the general public in commemorating National Preparedness Month—an annual reminder of how important it is for all of us to be ready for disasters and emergencies.
Though today we commemorate National Dog Day, in many American households every day goes to the dogs. We treasure our four-legged friends. They offer unconditional love and affection. They’re great listeners, they don’t hold grudges, and they’re endlessly loyal. But there’s actually even more to celebrate about our canine companions because they’re also vital tools for national security.
Every August, from the 19th through the 25th, the United States observes National Aviation Week, which serves as a celebration of our nation’s long aviation history dating back to 1793 with the launch of a hot air balloon in Philadelphia, and notably, with George Washington in attendance.
On July 25 and 26, our Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) located in Atlantic City, New Jersey, raised the 9/11 commemorative flag at their building and let it wave proudly for all to see.
S&T actively fosters the next generation of homeland security professionals through workforce development initiatives. These programs are incredibly beneficial for both the participating students and the overall security of our nation, and this win-win situation is epitomized by the Homeland Security Professional Opportunities for the Student Workforce to Experience Research (HS-POWER) Program.