NEWS | Dec. 18, 2007

Space junk, tunnel detection: UNO students offer fresh perspectives

By SSgt. Alicia Prakash U.S. Strategic Command Public Affairs

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – University of Nebraska-Omaha students participating in the second U.S. Strategic Command-sponsored Global Innovation and Strategy Center (GISC) internship program will present results of two research studies designed to identify potential National Security threats and remediation solutions associated with space debris and detection of underground tunnels. The presentation will take place December 21st from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. at the GISC facility, located at 6805 Pine St.

The GISC's internship program builds multi-disciplinary teams of exceptional graduate and undergraduate students to present an unclassified, non-military perspective on Department of Defense problem sets and issues. Each project lasts for one-semester, approximately four-months. The current Intern Team is composed of 12 students.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Media planning to cover the event must contact the U.S. Strategic Command Public Affairs office, Major Tom Knowles, (402) 232-8997 not later than 4:30 p.m. , 20 December to arrange access to the GISC. For more information about the GISC or U.S. Strategic Command visit www.stratcom.mil