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 the Department of Homeland Security-designated Center of Excellence in Port Security.

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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:


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


Admiral Jay Cohen

Under Secretary, Science & Technology Directorate

US Department of Homeland Security


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


Bethann Rooney

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Richard L. Canas

Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Richard L. McCormick


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

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is one of the leading technological universities in the world dedicated to learning and research. Through its broad-based curricula, nurturing of creative inventiveness, and cross disciplinary research, the Institute is at the forefront of global challenges in engineering, science, and technology management. Partnerships and collaboration between, and among, business, industry, government and other universities contribute to the enriched environment of the Institute. A new model for technology commercialization in academe, known as Technogenesis(R), involves external partners in launching business enterprises to create broad opportunities and shared value. Stevens offers baccalaureates, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science and management, in addition to a baccalaureate degree in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university has a total enrollment of 2,040 undergraduate and 3,085 graduate students, and a worldwide online enrollment of 2,250, with about 400 full-time faculty. Stevens' graduate programs have attracted international participation from China , India , Southeast Asia , Europe and Latin America . Additional information may be obtained from its web page at www.stevens.edu.

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