NSWC Crane service members were honored at a Veterans Day program held Nov. 10 at Springville Elementary School. The entryway to the school was canvased with artwork and essays written by the students. The students also made “Thank You” cards which were given to each veteran in attendance.
CRANE, Indiana – This month, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Global Deterrence and Defense Department’s cutting-edge SPECTRA lab. Scientist Matt Kay and Electrical Engineer Matthew Gadlage, who grew up in Dubois County and work at the new lab, described the satisfaction of hard work and making a difference on national and local levels.
BLOOMFIELD, Indiana – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) has partnered with the DirectEmployers Foundation, Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School and Indiana University’s Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration to put personnel into the classroom as part of a total immersion project designed to bring the naval installation into the school system. Representatives from each of the partner organizations met with students at the school on Tuesday, Sept. 8 to explain the new business simulation pilot program, which will immerse kids in a corporate environment while augmenting their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.
A dedicated classroom at Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School will replicate NSWC Crane’s equipment and décor, providing a realistic simulation of the base where personnel will work with teachers to help kids complete a STEM project that is similar in nature to real-world problems that Crane solves on a daily basis. “This is an opportunity for you to see what goes on in the engineering process and see the business model of what occurs at Crane,” Principal David Dean explained to the students. “Maybe it will strike a chord with you and you can come back to our area and make a very good living here.”
Two years ago, Knox County native Clarence Enlow was a Marine Corps staff sergeant with a decade of military service under his belt. The combat instructor had faced deployment to Iraq—kicking in doors, providing security and traveling in convoys—and planned to remain a Marine until he retired after 23 years of service. Then a training accident changed everything, although Enlow didn’t know it at the time.