July 11, 2008: Stevens Kicks Off DHS Center of Excellence in Port Security

Senator Menendez, Congressmen Rothman and Sires to speak HOBOKEN, N.J. , July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, Friday, July 11 , beginning at 10 a.m. , Stevens Institute of Technology will hold an inaugural ceremony to kick off...


Senator Menendez, Congressmen Rothman and Sires to speak

HOBOKEN, N.J. , July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, Friday, July 11 , beginning at 10 a.m. , Stevens Institute of Technology will hold an inaugural ceremony to kick off the Department of Homeland Security-designated Center of Excellence in Port Security.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020717/NYW107LOGO )

The event will begin at 10 a.m. in the atrium of the Lawrence T. Babbio Center for Technology Management, located at 6th Street and River Terrace in Hoboken, N.J.

Appearing to make remarks will be Stevens' President Harold J. Raveche ; Dean of Engineering and Science, Michael S. Bruno ; and Mr. Jay Cohen , Under Secretary, Science and Technology Directorate, US Department of Homeland Security.

Also confirmed to speak at this time are Senator Robert Menendez , Congressman Steven R. Rothman and Congressman Albio Sires . Joining them on the platform will be university partner in the Center of Excellence, Richard L. McCormick , President of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey , and officials from Stevens' other university partners including M.I.T, the University of Miami, Monmouth University and the US Merchant Marine Academy.

Tours of the Center Command Facility will be held beginning at 12 p.m. followed by a light luncheon.

What: Stevens kicks off DHS Center of Excellence in Port Security

When: July 11, 2008 beginning at 10 a.m. , ending 1:30 p.m.

Where: Stevens Institute of Technology, Lawrence T. Babbio Center for Technology Management

Who: Officials from Stevens Institute of Technology, Senator Robert Menendez , Congressmen Rothman and Sires and university partners.

Program of the Day:

REMARKS

Dr. Michael S. Bruno

Dean, the Schaefer School of Engineering & Science

Dr. Harold J. Raveche

President, Stevens Institute of Technology

Dr. Matthew Clark

Director, University Programs, US Department of Homeland Security

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Admiral Jay Cohen

Under Secretary, Science & Technology Directorate

US Department of Homeland Security

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (Invited)

Senator Robert Menendez

Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (Invited)

Congressman Steven R. Rothman

Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (Invited)

Congressman Albio Sires

The Hon. David Roberts

Mayor, City of Hoboken

NON-UNIVERSITY PARTNERS

Bethann Rooney

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Richard L. Canas

Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

UNIVERSITY PARTNERS AND AFFILIATES

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Richard L. McCormick

President

University of Miami

Dr. Hans C. Graber

Co-director, Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS)

Chair, Division of Applied Marine Physics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor James Rice

Deputy Director, Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL)

Director, Integrated Supply Chain Management Program

Director, Supply Chain Exchange Program

Monmouth University

Tony MacDonald

Director, Urban Coast Institute

United States Merchant Marine Academy

Daniel R. Croce

Captain, USCGR

Division Manager, Security and Transportation,

Global Maritime and Transportation School

About Stevens Institute of Technology

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