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Dahlgren looks to its past ahead of centennial celebration
August 13, 2018
John Elliot (left) and Barry Mohle talk about the changes that have taken place over the years at the Potomac River Test Range at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. The base is gearing up to celebrate its centennial

NSWC Dahlgren Division Personnel Honored for Global and Fleet Impact at Annual Awards Ceremony
May 9, 2018
IMAGE: Denise Bagnall is presented the John Adolphus Dahlgren Award at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division's annual awards ceremony, Apr. 26 at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center.

The Dahlgren Award is named for Rear Adm. John A. Dahlgren – who is considered the "Father of Modern Naval Ordnance" - and honors individuals with significant achievement in science, engineering or management.

Local Students and NSWC Dahlgren Mentor Make STEM Connection - Demonstrate Effects of Liquid Nitrogen
March 2, 2018
IMAGE: FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Navy engineer Josh Taylor conducts a liquid nitrogen demonstration with students at the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Summit hosted by the Fredericksburg Academy, Feb. 24. Taylor - a Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) STEM mentor - and the students discussed the Ideal Gas Law, and how it relates different attributes of a fluid. In the picture, they are exposing the inflated balloons to liquid nitrogen and observing that the volume of air inside the balloons decreased as the temperature decreased. Taylor and the students then discussed and demonstrated how changes in temperature could be used to produce kinetic energy, and how temperature changes could affect the behavior of materials. For example, they made flowers shatter like glass, tennis balls that would not bounce, and rubber bands that cracked. 
    "I really enjoyed talking to students and answering their questions, not just about basic principles, but introducing concepts that one doesn't normally explore until college," said Taylor. "I think Dahlgren mentors play a crucial part at venues like this because we help students make a connection between ideas they learn in school and real work they could do one day. Personally, I've met many students who were inspired by events like this to engage the sciences and applied sciences not just as homework - but as a vocation."

Middle School Students Respond to Navy Challenge, Present 88 STEM Projects at Science Fair
February 6, 2018
IMAGE: FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (Jan. 30, 2018) – The 15 students recognized for placing first, second, third, and honorable mention at the 2018 Freedom Middle School Science Fair are pictured with school officials. They were among 108 students who presented 88 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics projects in three categories: earth and space, life science and biology, and physical science. The students briefed their projects to 15 judges – including 12 scientists and engineers from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division – who interviewed and mentored the students while evaluating their projects. Students pictured left to right on the first row (bottom) are: Samantha Quillen, Emilee Imler, Kaitlyn Bestick, and Hannah Lowery. Second row: Rachel Margelos, Caleb Caison, and Regan Bestick. Third row: Gavin White, Calvin Campbell, Areanna Jess, and Garrett Peck. Fourth row: Daniel Fordham, Hailey Gibson, Phoebe Awan, and M’Laya Ainsworth. Freedom Middle School officials pictured in the top row: Advanced Science Teacher Linda Lapp, Vice Principal Dwan Barnes Gaines, Principal Dr. Eric Wright, and ‎Physical Science Teacher Mendy Owen.

NSWC Dahlgren Hosts Winter Job Fair at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center
November 30, 2017
IMAGE: Members of Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division’s Human Resources team check-in potential employees during the 2017 Winter Job Fair at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, Nov. 28.