Welcome to the Warfighter Innovation in Science & Engineering (WISE) Challenge. The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, or DEVCOM Soldier Center, is honored to be the organizer and host for this Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) competition. 

Now in its third year, the WISE Challenge includes competitors from the United States Military Academy (USMA), the United States Naval Academy (USNA), the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) and the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA).

The WISE Challenge is designed to showcase undergraduate science and engineering solutions aligned to real world challenges faced by our military. For this challenge, the focus is on innovative approaches or technologies that offer potential operational impact to either Service-specific or joint missions areas. From the Soldier Center's perspective, our Service Academy partnerships have consistently supplemented our work with fresh ideas, offering innovative approaches that can be adapted or transitioned to ongoing efforts or to even jump start new programs. I am really excited to see all of the ideas that come from this competition.

Thank you for supporting the WISE Challenge. By viewing the competitors’ presentations during the poster session and by encouraging all of our Cadets and Midshipmen, you are sending a strong message of support and are contributing to the development of these future leaders. Although the WISE Challenge is framed as a competition among academies, our hope is that collegial relationships will actually be enhanced and new partnerships developed as a result of this event.

Lastly, I would like to express my appreciation to all that have worked with Soldier Center to enable the WISE Challenge to come to fruition — with a special acknowledgement to the Service Academy representatives and faculty advisors who have helped design and plan this event and integrate it into the academic calendar.

Best of luck to all of the competitors!

Thank you.
Douglas A. Tamilio, SES
Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities
Development Command (DEVCOM)
Soldier Center