This project is modeled after the project done by MIT students this past summer. A weather balloon will be sent to 100,000 feet carrying scientific instruments, a camera, and a GPS phone. The camera will take pictures every 5 seconds and attempt to capture the curvature of the earth. The camera will then be recovered using the GPS capabilities of the phone included in the payload.
Analyst Notebook Seminar
a. Participants in this project will develop two seminars dealing with Analyst Notebook, a powerful analytic tool used by law enforcement, government agencies and corporations. The first seminar will be an introduction to the software and an overview to basic functions and features. The second seminar will involve using the software to piece together different pieces of open source intelligence to solve a problem.
b. 5-10 members including 2 project leads
Security and Risk Analysis Panel/Counter-Terrorism Panel
a. This project group will focus on planning a once-per-semester panel on a variety of SRA topics. The project group will recruit panel participants, schedule panel events, develop panel questions and run the event.
b. 5-10 members including Director of Intelligence
The honeypot seminar will utilize virtualization software to deploy a “honeypot” on a network to detect unauthorized use of information systems. Club members will learn the basics of virtualization software and how honeypots can be created and used as an effective intrusion detection system. They will present their findings on the uses and abilities of honeypots to the club.
SRA Major Review Panel
Students interested in changing the SRA major for the better can voice their opinions to faculty and staff. An end of the semester review panel will be given where students involved can suggest changes to the major based on research done throughout the semester. Collaborate with fellow students and faculty to make your major better!
Club Constitution Revision
Participants will help revise the SRA Club Constitution in order to better suit the needs of the Club. Members of this project group will leave with a full knowledge of how the Club is run and provides a great experience for anyone that is interested in running for an Executive Board position next year. This project will only involve 1-2 meetings during the course of the semester followed by a quorum vote by general members of the Club.
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