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Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) is Actively Shaping the Next Generation of Engineers

By NSWC Crane Public Affairs | Aug. 3, 2017

NSWC Crane’s Expeditionary Warfare Department has implemented an Advanced Prototyping course at Crane’s Rapid Innovation and Prototype (RIPL) Laboratory. The course provides interns with hands-on training in 3D printing, Kydex fabrication, welding, machining, sewing, wood construction and basic electrical connections.

“We are leveraging our capabilities at the RIPL to shape the next generation of engineers so that we are able to rapidly provide innovative solutions to warfighter challenges,” said Victor Makximenko, NSWC Crane’s Chief Strategist for Expeditionary Warfare.

The first group of interns to take the Advanced Prototyping class included:

  • John Kidner (New Mexico Tech)

  • Kelsey Likens (University of Southern Indiana, Boonville High School)

  • Kyle Robinson (University of Southern Indiana, Bloomfield High School)

  • Kyle Waggoner (Purdue University, Mitchell High School)

  • Clay Wilson (IUPUI)

  • Gavin Wittmer (Vincennes University)

NSWC Crane is a naval laboratory and a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). The warfare center is responsible for multi-domain, multi-spectral, full life cycle support of technologies and systems enhancing capability of today’s warfighter.