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NSWCDD Engineer’s Desire to Serve Stems from Childhood
February 7, 2020
IMAGE: Feline Agwumezie is a Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division electrical engineer as well as a science, technology engineering and math mentor. She recently spoke to fourth and fifth grade students at Hampton Oaks Elementary school about their careers and the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in all facets of life.

NSWC Dahlgren Distinguished Community Service Award Winner Recounts Impact of Her High School Mentor
January 13, 2020
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. – Navy human factors engineer Chelsey Lawson credits the impact of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) on her life to a Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) engineer – her high school calculus tutor – by the name of Leonard Wilson who retired in 2019 after 36 years of government service. “I went to college and earned a degree in biomedical engineering because his mentoring had a huge impact on my life,” said Lawson, who won the 2019 NSWCDD Distinguished Community Service Award.  “I participated in STEM activities in our surrounding community to guide and inspire students on how to combine their interests with STEM education and careers – like Mr. Wilson did for me.” (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

NSWC Dahlgren Mentors Inspire Middle and High School ‘SeaPerch’ Teachers
December 20, 2019

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.

Middle School Students Wow their NSWC Dahlgren Scientist and Engineer Judges at Science Fair
December 10, 2019

Thousands of Students Interact with Navy Scientists & Engineers at NAS Oceana Air Show
October 23, 2019
IMAGE: VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Sept. 20, 2019) – One of 7,000 fifth-graders from Chesapeake and Virginia Beach elementary schools touches a static electricity demonstration causing her hair to standup at Naval Air Station Oceana’s fourth annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Lab. The event broke the Guinness World Record for the largest field trip on record. More than 30 scientists and engineers from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Dam Neck Activity and NSWCDD volunteered their time and talents to educate the students through hands-on STEM displays. (U.S. Navy photo by George Bieber/Released)

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 STEM Mentors Inspire Youth at Annual Summer Academy
July 8, 2019
IMAGE: KING GEORGE. Va. (June 26, 2019) – A middle school student prepares for an aerospace engineering rocketry activity at the 2019 Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Summer Academy, held June 24-28. She was among 70 middle school students who constructed and calibrated their water rockets while discovering the optimal amount of fuel (water) to launch a ball the highest. The STEM Summer ‘campers’ worked in teams to organize and analyze their data in order to determine what fuel volume will result in the highest launch.

NSWC Dahlgren Division Kicks off 2019 STEM Summer Academy
June 26, 2019
IMAGE: KING GEORGE. Va. (June 26, 2019) - Middle school students build a robot at the 2019 Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD)-sponsored Navy science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Summer Academy, held June 24-28. They are among 70 middle school students who are developing their teamwork and problem-solving skills in math and science while partnering with a teacher and an NSWCDD scientist or engineer. The STEM Summer ‘campers’ will deploy the robots they design, build, and program to respond to 10 missions - including the delivery of humanitarian aid, rotating troops and transporting an electromagnetic railgun to the deck of a Navy ship – by the end of the week-long academy.

Junior Navy Technologists Create Autonomous Swarm Capability for Warfighters
August 31, 2018
IMAGE: DAHLGREN (Aug. 7, 2018) – Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Commanding Officer Capt. Godfrey ‘Gus’ Weekes holds the USS Arlington (LPD-24) coin that was presented to NSWCDD Sly Fox Mission 23 team members while they were deployed aboard the Arlington for a week via the Scientists, Engineers and Logisticians to Sea program sponsored by NSWCDD Dam Neck Activity and NSWCDD. While at sea, the seven-member Mission 23 team presented the NSWCDD coin to Arlington’s commanding officer, who in turn, presented his warship’s coin to the Dahlgren junior scientists and engineers. Pictured left to right at the demonstration of Autonomous Remote Tactical Engagement Multi-Domain Intelligence Swarm capabilities: Conrad Brown, Ryan Munz, Kim Wendt, Capt. Weekes, Philip Costello, Devon McKiver, Luis Valcourt-Colon, and Melissa Markle.