Homeland Defense sponsoring innovation competition

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The Colorado Homeland Defense Alliance is holding its annual National Security Innovation Competition May 7 at the MITRE Corp.

Finalists from Michigan Technological University, Virginia Tech, the University of Colorado, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Connecticut, University of Ottawa and the University of Alabama will compete to win awards from the Homeland Defense Alliance.

The competition is designed to stimulate student interest in national security relation innovations. It also serves to deliver those technologies to a broad audience of industry, academic and government organizations.

Teams submit written papers describing their research and ideas. The first round was judged by a team of government and industry experts, who selected the teams to compete in Colorado Springs.

Oral presentations will be made May 7 for local judges. First place wins $5,000, second place is $2,500 and third place wins $1,000.

A team from Arizona State University won last year for its explosive detection sensing technology.

For more information, visit www.coloradohda.org.