U.S. Army Research Laboratory marks 25th anniversary with full year initiative

November 01, 2016

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In October 2017, the United States Army Research Laboratory will commemorate 25 years of collaboration and innovation resulting in world-changing contributions of science, technology and analysis to the Department of the Army.

In October 2017, the United States Army Research Laboratory will commemorate 25 years of collaboration and innovation resulting in world-changing contributions of science, technology and analysis to the Department of the Army.

To commemorate a quarter-century of scientific achievement and collaboration, ARL announced today the launch of “ARL25,” a year-long, coordinated initiative of events, communications and partnership activities to engage government and private sector partners, increase public awareness of ARL’s importance to the nation, and build on the foundation of scientific innovation that will ensure the United States maintains its enviable position as home of the world’s premiere laboratory for land forces.

Among others, ARL25 planned activities include a distinguished guest speaker series, ARL participation in planned academic, industry and media events and panel discussions, ARL recruitment and employee engagement, and recurring interactions with media, industry, academia, professional societies and the public. ARL25 will culminate with an anniversary gala scheduled for October 2017.

“ARL is proud to celebrate a quarter-century of empowering, unburdening and protecting Soldiers by honoring the brilliant men and women who paved the way, and to recognize the diverse talents of thousands of people within ARL who give their all every day,” said ARL Acting Director Dr. Philip Perconti. “As the Army’s corporate research laboratory, ARL is always focused on the future. We’re excited to embark on a new era of discovery, invention and collaboration with government, universities and private sector partnerships that will continue to drive our success for the next 25 years and beyond.”

Under the umbrella theme Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence in Army Science and Technology, ARL25 is a comprehensive endeavor designed to share the story of ARL’s exceptional people and culture, raise awareness of the impacts of ARL’s world-changing inventions and increase robust collaboration through innovative programs such as Open Campus.

Open Campus is ARL’s collaborative endeavor to build a science and technology ecosystem to encourage groundbreaking advances in basic and applied research areas of relevance to the Army. Through the Open Campus framework, ARL scientists and engineers work collaboratively and side-by-side with visiting scientists in ARL’s facilities, and as visiting researchers at collaborators’ institutions.

“ARL25 is our way of shedding light on the many impacts ARL has had and continues to contribute to the Army, United States citizens and the global community,” Perconti said. “We invite partners across government, academia and the private sector to help us celebrate ARL’s rich history, and to participate in laying the groundwork for future invention to protect American Soldiers.”

Since its inception in 1992, ARL has evolved successfully from a collection of individual laboratories into an organization meeting multiple mission mandates. The research that ARL performs addresses critical knowledge gaps to inform and enable future Army capabilities.

The laboratory continues to partner with leading researchers in industry and academia, while also reaching out to the active Army to ensure that programs produce advanced technologies that support Soldiers in the field today - and will continue to do so in the future.

To join ARL on the road to its 25th anniversary, follow the lab at:

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The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to provide innovative research, development and engineering to produce capabilities that provide decisive overmatch to the Army against the complexities of the current and future operating environments in support of the joint warfighter and the nation. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

 

Last Update / Reviewed: November 1, 2016