Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (HSEP) has launched a series of webinars with public universities in Prince George’s County. A central purpose of the series is to raise awareness among teachers and students about program-related academic degrees and certificate programs at Bowie State University, University of Maryland (UMD) College Park, and University of Maryland Global Campus. Each institution will feature up to six webinars that relate to the HSEP Program and career pathways offered at participating high schools.
The first two webinars were held on January 25, 2022, featuring the START Research Center at UMD as part of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. One webinar included an informative presentation on Terrorism Studies as a minor, presented by Dr. Thomas Guarrieri, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Assistant Research Scientist in the Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT) Division at START. The second webinar featured START Director, William Braniff, on the topic of Homeland Security, Countering Domestic Violent Extremism and Hate Crimes. Eighty CTE students and teachers participated in the first two webinars with UMD.
This article originally appeared in the Prince George’s County Public Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) newsletter.