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Mr. Ashley Johnson, NSWC IHEODTD Technical Director, gives the community a command update at the Military Alliance Council’s Economic Development Exchange.

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Dennis Gallagher, from the Underwater Systems Development Group at NSWC Panama City Division describe the Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD), a prototype which features a see-through head-up display capability inside a U.S. Navy diving helmet. The prototype uses a waveguide optical display technology to provide high resolution color data and imagery to the diver. The diver can clearly view sonar, video, text messages, photos, schematics, and augmented reality overlays during training and actual dive missions. #SAS2018 #OneNAVSEA

Posted by Naval Sea Systems Command on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Amy Luebbering, a chemical engineer, from NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division describes the Resonant Acoustic Mixer, which is shaking up the future of energetic mixing. This mixer reduces mixing times, creates a safer environment to mix energetic materials, and allows direct scalability from lab units to full-scale production units. #SAS2018 #OneNAVSEA

Posted by Naval Sea Systems Command on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Congratualations to Ronald Vien, who was selected as NUWC Division Newport's Technical Director.

Joseph Trinh, electrical engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division describes the Weapons Augmented Reality Scoring System (WARSS) using the .50 cal M2 machine gun. This simulator uses augmented reality technology in conjunction with sensors mounted on the weapon system to provide real-time scoring feedback for Sailors and Marines. #OneNAVSEA expanding the the advantage and showcasing latest innovative technologies at #SAS2018!

Posted by Naval Sea Systems Command on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Moises Finale, Waterfront Support Supervisor, Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Patrick Violante, Electrical Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division describe how NSWC Philadelphia and Norfolk Naval Shipyard are supporting drydock activities using 3-D technologies to plan and effectively coordinate Navy availabilities and evolutions to ensure on-time delivery of ships. #OneNAVSEA #SAS2018

Posted by Naval Sea Systems Command on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

NSWC IHEODTD Innovation Lab Project Manager Dan Pines hosts a talk on command's Velocity Lab today at NAVSEA's booth (1227) during the 2018 Sea Air Space Expo, Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md.

NSWC IHEODTD Velocity Lab

NSWC IHEODTD Innovation Lab Project Manager Dan Pines hosts a talk on command's Velocity Lab today at NAVSEA's booth (1227) during the 2018 Sea Air Space Expo, Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md.

Posted by Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technology Division on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Join us at booth #1227 to hear the latest program updates about creativity and innovation for life cycle management and more today during #SAS2018!

Posted by Naval Sea Systems Command on Monday, April 9, 2018

NSWC IHEODTD Chemical Engineer Amy Luebbering answers questions about the Resonant Acoustic Mixer at the 2018 Sea Air Space Expo today at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. (NAVSEA Exhibit Booth 1227).

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Visit the NAVSEA Enterprise booth #1227 Monday through Wednesday this week during #SAS2018 to learn more about how the Regional Maintenance Centers, Program Executive Offices, Shipyards, and Warfare Centers work together as one team to #ExpandTheAdvantage! View our full speaker lineup at www.navsea.navy.mil

Posted by Naval Sea Systems Command on Monday, April 9, 2018

Sea Air Space Expo will be held at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., April 9-11. NSWC IHEODTD will be there. The Navy Office of Small Business Programs will be there as well. Below is a link to the sessions and events.

The Mid-Atlantic Region of the Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) will meet April 11 at NSWC Carderock Division. Participating NSWC Commands include Carderock, Dahlgren, Indian Head and Philadelphia. "Stay Tuned" for updates.

Donald F. McCormack, NAVSEA Warfare Centers Executive Director (right), assumes Director duties from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Commander, Rear Admiral Tom Druggan (left) at a Change of Office ceremony conducted by NAVSEA Commander Vice Admiral Tom Moore (center) at the Washington Navy Yard, Thursday, Mar 29. McCormack is concurrently Executive Director for both Naval Surface and Naval Undersea Warfare Centers, leading civilian scientists, engineers, technicians and support personnel. Rear Admiral Druggan moves to Program Executive, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Va.

St. Mary's City, Md. — NSWC IHEODTD, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and The Patuxent Partnership formalized an educational partnership agreement that will advance scientific research and foster academic growth in science, mathematics, technology, and engineering. Representatives from those organizations gathered on the College campus Friday, March 23, to sign the agreement.

The signers included (pictured right to left) Tuajuanda C. Jordan, St. Mary’s College president; NSWC IHEODTD Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Kraft and Technical Director Ashley Johnson, and Bonnie Green, executive director, The Patuxent Partnership, a non-profit member organization that works with government, industry, and academia to advance technology-related education and workforce development.

“Often, success is determined by the connections we make and the partnerships we establish,” said Jordan. “This agreement will enable our students and faculty to collaborate with industry experts and gain practical, hands-on skills that will give them a competitive edge in the marketplace.”

“This partnership is just another example of how we can leverage the knowledge around us in Southern Maryland to enhance energetic materials and systems to better support the Navy,” said Johnson.

“By providing opportunities at Indian Head for their research scientists and engineers to work with SMCM students and faculty, this agreement will strengthen and support the recruitment process and strengthen STEM workforce development,” said Green. “There will be additional opportunities for SMCM students to conduct research, work as interns, and pursue potential career opportunities. The Patuxent Partnership will foster these connections, identifying opportunities for students and faculty, and providing visibility and support.”

“We are excited about this partnership and look forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise while attracting top-notch potential employees,” said Kraft. “We will also benefit from our partners’ expertise allowing us to boost our capabilities, products and services to the warfighter.”

The agreement will also provide educational and research experiences for St. Mary’s College students and faculty using expertise, unique facilities, equipment and technology. Furthermore, the agreement will facilitate student internships, particularly in fields relating to the real-world technical applications required by the U.S. Navy.

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Mr. Johnson joins his collegues from NSWC Dahlgren Divisionand Naval Air Station Patuxent River and The Patuxent Partnership at a program earlier this month.

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White Plains, Md. ― Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Kraft presented the command's Special Awards for Science at the conclusion of Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) History, Industry, Technology, and Science (H.I.T.S) Exposition, conducted Saturday at St. Charles High School.

"It's very important for NSWC IHEODTD to nourish its long-lasting relationship with Charles County Public Schools," said Kraft. "Supporting these young students strengthens the connection we have with the people who live and raise their children here."

Volunteers from Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) serve as judges for local Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) preliminary science competitions annually during February and March, culminating in a final science fair.

Charles County expanded the scope of the event in 2016, branding it as the H.I.T.S. Expo, and has used St. Charles High School as the annual venue since then.

"Students of all learning abilities and ages are challenged to research, question, and interpret sources as they study topics of interest in a variety of science and social studies fields," said CCPS Deputy Superintendent, Amy Holstein. "These activities promote critical and creative thinking skills as students use them to become novice historians and scientists who ask questions, seek evidence through experimentation and research, and broaden their perspectives and understanding of a topic in order to draw conclusions."

The H.I.T.S. Expo is one of several educational outreach opportunities NSWC IHEODTD supports throughout Charles County. Maintaining a robust Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach program has many advantages. NSWC IHEODTD Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Coordinator Kerry Clark said that seeing the projects local kids come up with is very encouraging. "We always encourage them to do well in school so that someday they might work right here with us," said Clark.

NSWC IHEODTD Special Award Winners: Nehemiah Strawberry (Applied Science), a John Hanson Middle School 8th grader; Raymond Guzzone (Research and Technology), a General Smallwood Middle School 7th grader; Christian Gehrman (EOD Technology Program Junior Division), a Milton Somers Middle School 6th grader; and Ryan Brown (EOD Technology Program Senior Division), a St. Charles High School 9th grader.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Kraft stands with NSWC IHEODTD Special Award recipients (left to right) Ryann Brown, Christian Gehrman, Raymond Guzzonne and Nehemiah Strawberry, at Charles County Schools H.I.T.S. awards presentation, March 24.
U.S. Navy Photo by Kerry Clark.

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Judging science projects for Charles County Schools H.I.T.S. Expo.
Awards presentation tonight at St. Charles High School, 5:30 p.m.

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Command status for Thursday, 22 March is DELAYED OPENING until 0900 with the option for unscheduled leave/unscheduled telework. Please do not report to base prior to 0900.