ARL engineer recognized with Dr. John H. Hopps Jr. Defense Research Scholars Program award

December 04, 2014

By Jenna Brady, ARL Public Affairs

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  • ARL electronics engineer Dr. Adrienne Raglin was recently recognized by the Dr. John H. Hopps Jr. Defense Research Scholars Program for her continuing support of the program and its scholars during the 6th Annual Hopps Research Training Symposium and Recruitment Fair held in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Established in 2006, the Dr. John H. Hopps Jr. Defense Research Scholars Program is designed to advance federal objectives to increase minority participation in scientific research, in math and science education, and in emerging technological fields.

In addition to their hard work and dedication inside the laboratory to further the mission of discovering, innovating and transitioning science and technology to ensure dominate strategic land power, many U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists and engineers provide significant support to programs that focus on the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics research careers and the students who hope to one day fill those positions.

ARL electronics engineer Dr. Adrienne Raglin is no exception, as she was recently recognized by the Dr. John H. Hopps Jr. Defense Research Scholars Program for her continuing support of the program and its scholars.

Raglin was presented with the award during the 6th Annual Hopps Research Training Symposium and Recruitment Fair held in Atlanta, Georgia.

The theme of this year's fair was "Reevaluating, Revitalizing, and Reaffirming our Commitment to Undergraduate Under-Represented Minorities Preparing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Research Careers."

Established in 2006, the Dr. John H. Hopps Jr. Defense Research Scholars Program is designed to advance federal objectives to increase minority participation in scientific research, in math and science education, and in emerging technological fields.

The program supports incoming freshman throughout their four years at Morehouse College. Many of the students then go on to attend top STEM graduate programs throughout the country.

"It is a great honor to have been recognized with this award," said Raglin.

"One of the Hopps Scholars, Bernard Dickens, worked with our research project group here at ARL to develop software that will enable us to perform additional analysis and expand various tasks in the field of image processing and atmospheric sensing. Bernard is currently pursuing his doctorate in computer science under a fellowship at University of Chicago," Raglin stated.

Raglin added that participating in outreach programs that bring students to the laboratory provides an opportunity to expose them to a research environment.

"Interacting with the interns can inspire you as a researcher as you introduce students to new ideas and connect the topics of their academic studies to research challenges that we are addressing at ARL," added Raglin.

In addition to receiving the award, Raglin represented ARL by discussing the opportunities available for scholars at the laboratory, served as a panelist where she discussed opportunities for undergraduate under-represented minorities preparing for STEM research careers and served as a judge for the event's science fair.

 

Last Update / Reviewed: December 4, 2014