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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

NSWCDD Hosts Inaugural Downtown Dahlgren Event
October 19, 2022
IMAGE: On Oct. 14, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division hosted its first Dahlgren Downtown event at the Inn at the Old Silk Mill in Downtown Fredericksburg.

NSWC Dahlgren Division Dam Neck Activity Volunteers Provide STEM Activities to Thousands of Students at NAS Oceana Air Show
September 22, 2022
IMAGE: Fifth-grade students from Virginia Beach’s Linkhorn Park Elementary School ham it up for the camera attached to an explosive ordinance disposal robot. The robot was part of Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Dam Neck Activity’s STEM station at the Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show.

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)

NSWC Dahlgren Division Technology Mentors Engage Students at STEM Summit
March 3, 2020
IMAGE: SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (Feb. 29, 2020) – Capt. Casey Plew, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) commanding officer, speaks with Kyle Allwine, director of government affairs for the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, at the annual science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) Summit open to the public at Chancellor High School. “Participating in STEM education is a valuable investment in both your future as well as society’s future,” Plew told students in his keynote speech. “Soak up the awesomeness of all of the different STEM efforts displayed for you. And get excited. One day, someone could be telling a future group of students about something amazing you developed – and it all started with you getting engaged in STEM at school.”

NSWC Dahlgren Engineers Mentor Students to First Place for Combatting Homelessness
December 17, 2019
IMAGE: RICHMOND, Va. (Nov. 23, 2019) - Members of the FIRST Lego League team called ‘The Robot Engineers’ are pictured during the Glen Allen Regional Tournament held at Deep Run High School. The team – comprising ten grade-school students from multiple public and home-school districts in metro-Richmond – received the first place Innovation Project Award for their solution to combat homelessness. Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division employees Serita Seright, Joycelyn Josey-Harris and Tiffany Owens helped mentor the team.

U.S. Navy Sailors Test New Advanced Navigation Team Shipboard Simulation System
September 16, 2019
IMAGE: Glenn White (center), Office of Naval Research, discusses Mentor Station “real time” data analytics to John Fiore, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division technical director. The briefing occurred during an Advanced Navigation Team Shipboard Simulation Phase 1 system demonstration in the command’s Naval Simulation Center.

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.

Navy Warfare Center Engineers Revolutionize AEGIS Combat System Training with CIAT
August 8, 2019
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (Aug. 8, 2019) - The CIAT – Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Trainer – team is pictured at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division headquarters. The team worked with NSWC Carderock Division to develop a technical approach that originated during the early stages of CIAT’s combat system virtualization and technology exploration. NSWC Dahlgren Division is the lead integrator and the IAMD developer for CIAT. NSWC Carderock Division is the ASW developer and Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Division is the ASW components developer. The three divisions delivered CIAT to the Fleet shore based facilities in 2018 as the most capable combat systems trainer ever developed for the Navy surface force.