Crane, Ind. – A select group of Indiana’s best and brightest college students were honored at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) when the Southern Indiana Section of American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), Blacks in Government (BIG), the Association of Old Crows (AOC) and the Hoosier Hills Chapter of Federally Employed Women (FEW) hosted a joint scholarship luncheon at Club Lakeview on July 26.
Written By: Mr. Matt Craig
In July communities across the nation celebrate our independence. We are reminded of our unparalleled freedoms, our patriotism and, of course, our fellow Americans who have answered the call of duty for our country.
Our region was shaped by one such poignant story of Americans answering that call—through unbelievable dedication, work ethic and tenacity everyday Americans stood up the Naval Ammunition Depot Burns City during WW II, which was nothing short of impossible.
Embroiled in war, our nation needed ammunition, and it needed it immediately.
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division employee Sean Kaiser has recently completed a major milestone in his doctoral education, as he passed qualifying exams on May 23. Kaiser, an NSWC engineer, is currently a doctoral student at Penn State University. He is on an NSWC Crane funded Ph.D. fellowship and is researching passive radar techniques.
Jonathan Dilger, NSWC Crane’s Ph.D. Fellowship Program coordinator, explained that passing the qualifying exams is a major achievement. “It’s a huge milestone to pass this. You must defend the work that you’ve done and be ready to answer questions regarding that work.”
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) Technology Transfer (T2) Office recently entered into two Patent License Agreements (PLA) and a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with technology-based small business, CelerAscent LLC, of Madison, IN.
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) employee Dion Garner was honored with the Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers for 2015 Award during a ceremony held on June 22 at the Washington Navy Yard.
Garner was awarded this honor for his outstanding performance as a lead systems engineer for the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program and was selected in the individual category for the Department of the Navy, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition).
Garner’s efforts leading the systems engineering aspects of the AMDR program are shaping the direction of requirements and technical feasibility for the Navy’s next generation of Above Water Sensors. He has also been instrumental in keeping the AMDR program on track as well as meeting the program’s scheduled milestones.