June 22, 2003
June 22, 2003
June 25, 2003
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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
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.
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.
6000 Number Awarded
Engineering, total 5000 U.S. Citizens International 4000 Women 3000 Men
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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