West Point faculty tour ARL
July 26, 2011
- New West Point faculty recently visited ARL.
- The visit continues a 20 year relationship ARL has with U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
- The visit included visits in SEDD, CISD, HRED, WMRD, and SLAD.
About 20 of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's new faculty visited ARL at Adelphi and APG recently to learn more about the research programs at the lab and how the work supports the Army's mission both now and for the future.
The visit is part of an active program that has fostered the relationship between the two organizations for about 20 years, said ARL Director John Miller to the group of instructors during their welcome and orientation to the lab.
"We've had a great relationship between ARL and the academy for years," he said.
Miller explained how ARL and West Point's visiting scientists program, hosting annual conferences, conducting tours like these, and the hundreds of students who complete their internships at the lab spark collaborations that lead to scientific accomplishments for Soldiers.
And there's no better way to understand what ARL does than to actually see it first hand and talk to the scientists doing the work, he said.
"We want to get you out into the lab and see a few examples of our research," said Miller. "We hope you'll see some things that pique your interest and you might follow-up on it in the future."
The two-day tour included stops in SEDD's cold atom optics lab, CISD's battlefield environment research area, HRED's Environment for Auditory Research facility, WMRD's Very Affordable Precision Munitions Program, and SLAD's helmet and body armor analysis lab.