Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, and Gen. Paul Selva, vice chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be among the keynote speakers at the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) biennial 2017 Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) Expo.
Scheduled for Jul. 20-21, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., the Expo is the premier science and technology event for the Navy and Marine Corps, and is held every two years.
The upcoming Expo will feature remarks by senior naval leaders and civilian innovators, which includes:
- Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, commanding officer, Marine Corps Combat Development Command
- Rep. Jim Langevin of Rhode Island
- Dr. Colin Parris, vice president of software research at General Electric, and
- Thomas Barnett, a military geostrategist and futurist
Rear Adm. David J. Hahn, chief of naval research (CNR), will deliver the Expo’s opening address, discussing his strategic vision: “Naval Research: A Framework for the Navy & Marine Corps After Next.”
(The Office of Naval Research (ONR) biennial 2017 Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) Expo will take place July 20-21, 2017. Courtesy of US Navy Research and YouTube)
The Expo also will feature two major panel discussions.
First, Dr. France A. Cordova, director of the National Science Foundation, will lead a discussion about career success and advancement opportunities for women in science and engineering.
The second panel will involve Task Force Ocean, a new initiative to assess the state of ocean science in the Navy, including oceanographic infrastructure, technologies, technical workforce and how they are applied to naval operations.
It also will showcase some of the Navy’s and Marine Corp’s latest technologies and bring together the brightest minds from around the world to:
- Share information
- Discuss research opportunities,
- And build partnerships between the Navy, Marine Corps, industry and academia.
Attendees will have access to senior leadership and program managers to learn how to do business with ONR.
The Expo also provides a forum for high-level speakers from across the DoD and federal government to convey crucial information, opportunities and important announcements.
As in previous years, there will be one-on-one appointments, information kiosks with program officers, breakout and poster sessions, exhibits and seminars designed to help participants learn about ONR’s mission and how to support it.
Come learn more about the many opportunities in naval research at the EXPO.
Diverse opportunities range: from laboratory scientists, to design engineers, to program officers who direct research investments; unique skills are needed in the business of research to include contracting, grants, human resourcing, IT, and financial management; locations span the country from coast to coast, and include unique international assignments.
Participating commands at the EXPO include:
- Office of Naval Research
- Office of Naval Research- Global
- Naval Research Laboratory
- Naval Sea Systems Command and their Warfare Centers (NAVSEA)
- Naval Air Systems Command and their Warfare Centers (NAVAIR)
- Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR)
- SPAWAR Systems Centers (Atlantic and Pacific)
In addition, finalists of the new CNR Concept Challenge will be announced at the Expo.
Rear Adm. Hahn launched the challenge last month to solicit innovative ideas to support the Navy and Marine Corps of the future.
More than 200 responses were submitted.
The Expo also will feature updates on key programs, like the Electromagnetic Railgun, and showcase cutting-edge technology, including:
- This unmanned aerial-aquatic vehicle can switch from airborne to underwater operations and back again
Fuel-Efficient Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement Technology Demonstrator
- Using improved engine and transmission calibrations, this system was developed to reduce the amount of fuel consumed by Marines Corps ground platforms
Draco Robotic Leg Prototype
- This single-leg prototype will exhibit new levels of agility and efficiency in robotic legged locomotion for future naval missions
The Expo is co-sponsored by the American Society of Naval Engineers, the leading society for engineers, scientists and other professionals who design, develop, test and maintain naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.
For the latest information and speaker confirmations, visit www.onr.navy.mil/expo.
The Naval Future Force S&T Expo is the Navy’s premier event to share information, discuss research opportunities and build science and technology partnerships between the Navy and Marine Corps, industry and academia. Held every two years, the event draws thousands of attendees from around the world.
Jul. 20-21, 2017
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C., 20001
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Warren Duffie Jr. is a contractor for ONR Corporate Strategic Communications.