Sign Partnership Agreement with Morgan State
On February 27, 2013,
representatives from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division,
(NSWC IHD) and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (EODTECHDIV)
signed an Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Morgan State University.
This agreement will enable the Navy to assist students with academic and
career advice, provide hands-on research projects, and identify and develop
future Department of Defense employees.
IHD and NSWC
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(L-R) Dr. Joan
David Wilson and
Row (L-R) Lisa
(L-R) Dr. Kevin
The agreement marks a
historical first for NSWC IHD and EODTECHDIV.
The signing of this agreement during
Black History Month recognizes the significant
contributions of Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCU) make to the advancement of
African Americans. The collaborative efforts of
this partnership will continue to offer quality
opportunities in the future, and reflect the
"Dream" that Dr. King spoke of on the National
Mall in Washington, D.C. fifty years ago.
This is one of many
educational partnerships that exist between the two warfare centers with
institutions like the University of Maryland, College of Southern Maryland,
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez and Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.
These partnerships are part of the continuing effort to build
relationships that will ensure the future strength of the Navy’s technical
workforce with diverse organizations. Developing those relationships includes a
commitment to recruiting for full-time employment and providing temporary
employment for students and selected professors.
Captain Tom Smith,
Commanding Officer for NSWC IHD and EODTECHDIV, believes such agreements provide
many mutual benefits.
"Harnessing our nation's
talent, our best and brightest people, has both near-term and long range
positive impacts,” said Smith.
“Proactively recruiting to that end will only help us moving forward.
Diversity brings new views, perspectives and problem solving approaches
into our decision making processes so we make better choices.
Our partnership with Morgan State University helps us achieve these
initiatives and we look forward to providing real world experience to these
IHD, Dr. David
Agreement at the
David Wilson, President of
Morgan State University is equally enthusiastic
about the partnership with the Navy and the two
Charles County based warfare centers.
“Morgan State University
is very pleased to play a role in this important educational partnership,” said
Wilson. “It not only takes advantage of the knowledge base and capabilities of
the University’s faculty while providing many opportunities to collaborate on
leading edge and emerging technologies in the STEM disciplines, but it will also
be of immense benefit to our students and, ultimately, the strength of our