December 2, 2022

High-Schoolers Get Set to Face Off at Second Innovation Challenge @ Dahlgren

Picture robots navigating a maze as sonar sounds echo through the room. The High School Innovation Challenge @ Dahlgren Robotics Competition has students assembling robots and using skills in command and control, detection, navigation and sensoring to compete for cash prizes and a year’s worth of bragging rights. And it’s back for its second year! […]

NSWCDD Hosts Virginia University Leadership Partnering Summit

DAHLGREN, Va. – Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCDD) Commanding Officer Capt. Stephen “Casey” Plew, addresses distinguished attendees at the Virginia University Leadership Partnering Summit. On Oct. 26, the NSWCDD Innovation Lab hosted the event to bring together NSWCDD senior leadership and representatives from six Virginia universities to explore the expansion of academic partnerships between the two parties.

DAHLGREN, Va. – Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCDD) Commanding Officer Capt. Stephen “Casey” Plew, addresses distinguished attendees at the Virginia University Leadership Partnering Summit. On Oct. 26, the NSWCDD Innovation Lab hosted the event to bring together NSWCDD senior leadership and representatives from six Virginia universities to explore the expansion of academic partnerships between the two parties.

NSWCDD Hosts Virginia University Leadership Partnering Summit

DAHLGREN, Va. – On Oct. 26, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division’s (NSWCDD) Innovation Lab hosted the Virginia University Leadership Partnering Summit. Presidents, deans and various representatives from six Virginia universities gathered with senior leadership to discuss expanding strategic academic partnerships between the warfare center and Virginia’s top research universities.

The distinguished attendees from the University of Mary Washington, Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Old Dominion University and George Mason University heard briefs from Command and subject matter experts about the future missions at Dahlgren and key research interests, which will impact the future fleet. Brief subjects included current and proposed NSWCDD academic partnership programs as well as artificial intelligence, machine learning and virtualization.

The event was led by NSWCDD Commanding Officer Capt. Stephen ‘Casey’ Plew, Acting Technical Director Darren Barnes and the Chief Technology Office. Throughout the day, the summit leaders opened the floor for questions and constructive dialogue concerning future partnerships that will mutually benefit the universities and NSWCDD.

Following the summit, the attendees were invited to tour the Laser Lethality Lab for a directed energy demonstration.

Attendees/Participants:

Visitors:

Dr. Troy Paino, President, University of Mary Washington
Dr. Tim O’Donnell, University of Mary Washington
Dr. Keith Mellinger, University of Mary Washington
Mr. Michael Hubbard, University of Mary Washington
Dr. Eric Paterson, Virginia Tech
Dr. John Green, Virginia Tech
Dr. Laurel Miner, Virginia Tech
Dr. Melur Ramasubramanian, University of Virginia
Dr. Krzysztof Cios, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Ivelina Metcheva, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. P. Srirama Rao, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Preetam Ghosh, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Gary Tepper, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Eric Weisel, Old Dominion University
Dr. Robert Wojtowicz, Old Dominion University
Dr. Kenneth Ball, George Mason University
Mr. Curry Roberts, President, Fredericksburg Regional Alliance at the University of Mary Washington

NSWCDD:

CAPT Casey Plew, USN, Commanding Officer
Mr. Darren Barnes, SSTM, Technical Director (Acting)
Mr. Chris Clifford, Deputy Technical Director (Acting)
Ms. Terri Gray, Chief of Staff
Ms. Jennifer Clift, SSTM, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Jeff Solka, SSTM, Distinguished Scientist for Naval Data Sciences
Ms. Karen Smith, Deputy Chief Technology Officer