MERC Participates in National Homeland Security Conference

TAMPA, FL (June 30, 2016)  MERC participated in the National Homeland Security Conference (NHSC) in Tampa, FL from 28-30 June.  The NHSC is an annual conference that allows the government and the commercial sectors to discuss lessons learned related to national and international security threats and new technologies and practices for reducing threats.

This year’s selected topics focused on a range of emerging and critical topics important to all levels of responders in the homeland security, public health, law enforcement, Fire/EMS and emergency management fields, to include: recent ISIS inspired terrorist attacks, emergency medical response, training for preparedness, port and transit security, intelligence & information sharing, and whole community preparedness.


About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

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