NSWC Crane Receives 2016 FLC Award

CRANE, Ind. – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) in partnership with the Indiana Office of Defense Development (IODD), Purdue University, the University of Southern Indiana and Indiana University has been awarded the 2016 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer (T2) State and Local Economic Development Award for their efforts with the Rural Indiana Technology Commercialization Initiative (RITCI).

 

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FLC State and Local Economic Development Award winners, left to right: Paul Zielinski, NIST/FLC Chair; Norman Hedges, IU Law Clinic; Cliff Wojtalewicz, Purdue University; Brooke Pyne, NSWC Crane ORTA/T2 Program Manager; Dottie Vincent, ONR T2 Director; John Dement, IODD; and Mark Reeves, Oak Ridge National Lab/FLC Vice-Chair

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NSWC Crane’s Sea, Air and Land Challenge Scheduled for April 9

CRANE, Ind. – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division’s (NSWC Crane) Sea, Air and Land Challenge is scheduled for April 9 at Ivy Tech Community College’s main campus in Bloomington. The challenge is a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiative with a focus on engineering and robotics that fosters interest in DoD technologies by giving kids hands-on engineering experience and exposure to the Special Operations community. Continue reading

A Pleasant Coincidence

Written By: Ted B Markley

By a pleasant coincidence the State of Indiana and the Crane Military Complex both are celebrating important milestones. Hoosiers are marking their bicentennial year and Crane has been in Indiana for 75 years. Their coexistence has some interesting linkages. One of the more interesting links is between Commodore William M. Crane (1776-1846) and Domenico Mazzullo (1884-1955).

1Commodore Crane was a stalwart figure during the creation of the U.S. Navy and the formation of its culture and traditions. He served in the Quasi-War, Barbary Wars, the War of 1812, and actively participated in military and diplomatic relations in the Mediterranean. During his shore assignments he was involved in the creation of many of the historic naval facilities on the east coast, including the berth where the USS Constitution is moored. Ultimately he was Chief of the Ordnance and Hydrography and the reason why a Naval Ammunition Depot in Indiana came to be name after him in 1943. And, yes his brother Ichabod Crane, a Colonel in the US Army, knew Washington Irving before Irving wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Continue reading