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NSWC Dahlgren Division joins partners in hosting inaugural Innovation Challenge @ Dahlgren: Middle School Robotics event
February 12, 2024
IMAGE: Over 120 students from 10 schools competed in the inaugural Innovation Challenge @ Dahlgren: Middle School Robotics at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus, Feb. 10

Students Jump “Robot First” at 2023 NSWCDD SeaPerch Regional Competition
March 23, 2023
IMAGE: A student participates in the 2023 Naval Surface Warfare Center Division SeaPerch Regional Competition held at the King George YMCA March 18. SeaPerch is an underwater robotics program that enables students to build a remotely operated vehicle.

From the Mat to the Workplace: NSWC Dahlgren Division Senior Systems Engineer Volunteers with Local Wrestling Program
June 15, 2022
IMAGE: Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Senior Systems Engineer Randy Johnson is one of seven NSWCDD employees to receive this year’s Distinguished Community Service award. Johnson has supported the King George Parks and Recreation Wrestling Program as a parent, coach and now, program leader over the last 26 years.

Local Elected Officials Visit NSWCDD
December 6, 2021
IMAGE: Michael Darnell (left), Innovation Lab engineer, explains a piece of virtual reality equipment to Andrea Clement, a member of the Colonial Beach town council in the Digital Warfare Innovation Center Lab as part of a tour with local elected officials. During their visit, the local officials received a briefing on multiple program areas and visited the Digital Warfare Innovation Center Lab and the laser lab.

NSWC Dahlgren Division Gives Back to Local School Districts with Laptop Computer Donations
September 15, 2021
IMAGE: COLONIAL BEACH, Va. – Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) donates 10 laptop computers with carrying cases to Colonial Beach Public Schools. In attendance to present and receive the donation is Colonial Beach Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dashan Turner, NSWCDD Chief of Staff Terri Gray, NSWCDD Director of Collaborative Innovation Kyle Lackinger, Colonial Beach Interim High School Principal Dan Styer and Colonial Beach Public Schools Director of Technology Sarah Walker. (pictured left to right)

High School Student Builds Autonomous Underwater Robot via NSWC Dahlgren Division’s SeaGlide Program
May 11, 2020
IMAGE: KING GEORGE, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth Governor’s School student Alex Dachos is pictured with the autonomous underwater glider he built over the course of a year via the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) SeaGlide Program. Dachos programmed, built, and demonstrated the SeaGlide independently under the guidance of NSWCDD science, technology, engineering and mathematics mentors. The robot collects data through sensors while moving and gliding by changing its pitch and buoyancy, often by taking in or expelling water.  (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

Navy Civilians Credit Parents, Spouses, Authors and an Aviation Pioneer at 2019 Academic Recognition Ceremony
October 15, 2019
IMAGE: Mulugeta Tesfaye receives his certificate of achievement from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Dam Neck Activity Commanding Officer Cmdr. Joseph Oravec at the 2019 NSWCDD academic recognition ceremony held at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren campus. Tesfaye was congratulated at the event for completing a master’s degree in cyber engineering from Morgan State University by Oravec, NSWCDD Commanding Officer Capt. Casey Plew, right, and NSWCDD Deputy Technical Director Darren Barnes.

NSWCDD M&S Community of Interest Hosts VV&A Seminar
September 10, 2019
IMAGE: KING GEORGE, Va. (Aug. 20, 2019) - Dr. James Elele – a leading expert in the field of Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (VV&A) – is flanked by Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) engineers Bonita Davia and Sam Koski at a two-day seminar sponsored by the NSWCDD Modeling and Simulation Community of Interest. Elele briefed about 115 scientists and engineers attending the VV&A seminar from NSWCDD, NSWCDD Dam Neck Activity, NSWC Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Marine Corps Systems Command, and Naval Air Station Patuxent River at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren campus.  The course brought together a huge diversity of modeling and simulation disciplines to collaborate and learn approaches to verification, validation, and accreditation.

College and High School Interns Brief Findings at Dahlgren’s First Combined NREIP & SEAP Poster Session
August 7, 2019
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (July 25, 2019) — University of Virginia junior Kimberly Louie explains how the deck-gun she helped create and attach to a drone operates while briefing to military and government personnel during her 2019 summer internship. Louie was among 20 students who completed their internships at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). The Naval Research Enterprise Internship  Program (NREIP) encourages students to pursue science and engineering careers, furthers education via mentoring and their participation in research, and makes them aware of Navy research and technology efforts, which can lead to civilian employment within the Navy.

NSWC Dahlgren Division LGBT Event Features ‘Crucial Conversations’
July 31, 2019