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Revitalizing The Navy's R&D Centers Opportunities For University Collaboration

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2003 Annual Conference

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Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

Start Date

June 22, 2003

End Date

June 25, 2003

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2153-5965

Conference Session

Industry Initiatives for Graduate Programs

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10

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8.991.1 - 8.991.10

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https://peer.asee.org/11475

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Larry Trioloa

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Charles Garnett

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Barry Mohle

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Alfred Wicks

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Robert Kavetsky

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Eugene Brown

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Session 2455

REVITALIZING THE NAVY’S R&D CENTERS-- OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNIVERSITY COLLABORATION

Eugene F. Brown1, Robert Kavetsky2, Alfred L. Wicks1, Barry J. Mohle3, Charles R. Garnett3, Larry C. Triola3 1 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA/2Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA/ 3 Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, VA

Abstract

The Department of the Navy is one of a growing number of Federal agencies which is expressing concern about its ability to meet its future workforce needs. A variety of strategies has been proposed that address this situation. One of the approaches being considered is the establishment of collaborative research connection with universities in areas of mutual interest. Two such projects involving Virginia Tech and the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia, are described in detail including a discussion of benefits from both the points of view of the University and the Center. These projects as well as others which are more briefly described represent examples of ways in which university research connections could be used as a part of an anticipated nation-wide Navy R&D Center revitalization effort.

Background

The Department of the Navy is one of a growing number of Federal agencies which is expressing concern about its ability to meet its future Science and Technology (S&T) workforce needs. The recent trends in the number of Ph.D.s awarded in engineering which are given in Fig. 1 illustrate the nature of the problem.

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7000

6000 Number Awarded

Engineering, total 5000 U.S. Citizens International 4000 Women 3000 Men

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1000

0 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Year

Fig. 1. Engineering Ph.D.s by Gender and Citizenship1.

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Trioloa, L., & Garnett, C., & Mohle, B., & Wicks, A., & Kavetsky, R., & Brown, E. (2003, June), Revitalizing The Navy's R&D Centers Opportunities For University Collaboration Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. https://peer.asee.org/11475

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