Dr. Jonathan Dilger, a scientist at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), has won the 2016 Dr. Bernard E. Douda Young Scientist Award. The International Pyrotechnics Society (IPS) presents the award annually to assist one scientist under 40 in presenting research at an IPS seminar. Dilger will present his winning paper, “Pyrolysis / Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry: A New Tool to Detect Toxic Byproducts of Pyrotechnic Reactions”, at the 42nd IPS seminar in July.
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) and the 11 counties surrounding it are headed for a better educated workforce, an increased number of technical jobs and more attractive communities, thanks to $42 million dollars in grant money from Lilly Endowment Inc. Residents of Brown, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Owen and Washington counties will benefit from initiatives focused on research and development, workforce education and quality of life.
Ms. Dawn Taylor of the Acquisition Engineering & Logistics Branch is the February 2016 recipient of the NSWC Crane Mentor of the Month award! She was nominated by Mentee, Anna Cummings. Her nomination states the following:
The Department of Defense (DoD) relies on a large network of global suppliers for parts used in communication and weapon systems. In Fiscal Year 2014, the DoD managed more than 4.7 million parts at a cost of over $96 billion. All of these parts are at risk of being counterfeited, which can affect the integrity of systems, delay missions and endanger the lives of service members. Experts at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) help the nation avoid these dangers by developing and maintaining systems to detect and avoid counterfeit parts in the DoD’s supply chain.
The national American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) has named the Southern Indiana ASNE section (ASNE-SI) “Section of the Year” for the third consecutive year. ASNE sections from all U.S. Navy bases compete in four categories for the national awards, and NSWC Crane’s chapter also won the “Section Productivity Award” and an honorable mention for “Most Improved Section” for their work during 2015.