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2023 MOVES Open House May 23–25

Date: May 23, 2023 to May 25, 2023
Time: 8:30 Registration
Location: Ingersoll 122 and Watkins Hall rooms 275/285

The 2023 MOVES Open House is being held in Ingersoll 122 from May 23–25, 2023. The Open House events (other than the demos) are also being streamed virtually. Contact Perry McDowell for virtual meeting login information.

There will be briefs from MOVES faculty and students, other NPS personnel, as well as many others involved in modeling and simulation. For more information, see the agenda.

The highlight is demo night, which is being held Wednesday, May 24, in Watkins Hall rooms 275/285. Come and have a sandwich on us while and trying out our faculty and students' work in virtual and augmented reality, AI, human factors, and other areas. Additionally, our industry partners will be demonstrating their own products on Thursday, May 25 from 1400–1600 in Watkins 275/285.

This is always a great time to find out what's new in modeling and simulation, as well as catching up research efforts on campus.

Defense Energy Seminar

Date: June 6, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
Location: MAE Auditorium, Bldg #255

Energy Academic Group: Defense Energy Seminar Series Lecture

Lecture Title: Sustainable Energy Generation: Nanotechnology for Enhancing Power, Durability, & Upcycling of Ion Exchange Fuel Cells

Miriam Rafailovich, PhD, Director, Garcia Center for Polymers at Engineered Interfaces, Stony Brook University

Global energy consumption is predicted to increase by around 50% within the next 30 years, and there is a necessity for the continuous growth of renewable sources of energy to achieve a sustainable future. A hydrogen economy based on renewables like hydrogen production, storage, and conversion to electricity is considered a promising solution for the future. The rapid rise in offshore energy generation has also spurred interest in saltwater electrolysis, and fuel cells, which can efficiently process the gas streams generated to integrate seamlessly into the grid. Finally, responsible engineering also requires us to consider upcycling of components, reduction of costs, and durability. 

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Naval Innovation Exchange (NIX) Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) Exploration Workshop

Date: June 8, 2023 to June 9, 2023
Time: 0800
Location: NPS

With the overarching design challenge “How might we identify and prioritize intelligent autonomous systems (IAS) research and development opportunities of the most interest to Naval leadership and align work with affiliated warfare center projects and industry partners?” Small teams of junior officers, academic subject matter experts, and engineers from warfare centers will explore this future problem space, and with tools of warfighter-centered design will generate prioritized lists of opportunities for mutually beneficial projects. The four focus areas include: 1) Role of IAS in Contested Logistics, 2) Best Practices in IAS Research and Acquisition, 3) Strategic Integration of IAS in Mission Sets, and 4) IAS NEXT Technology & Workforce. Please note that this opportunity is only available to NPS students, faculty, DoD personnel and contractors.

REGISTRATION: please register here for this event:!/page/449?c=63

Spring Graduation Ceremony

Date: June 16, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: King Hall

The Naval Postgraduate School Spring Quarter Graduation Ceremony is currently scheduled for Friday, June 16, 2023.

Viewing will be available at

Please visit Graduation site for more information.


Juneteenth National Independence Day

Date: June 19, 2023

Juneteenth celebrates the date, June 19, 1865, when the last Confederate community of enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas, received word that they had been freed from bondage. Union General Gordon Granger led the unit in Galveston who would ensure the proclamation was enforced.

For more on this holiday and others, please visit OPM.

Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) 23-4

Date: August 7, 2023 to August 11, 2023
Location: NPS Field Laboratory (McMillan Airfield) at Camp Roberts, CA

The JIFX team leads experimentation in alternative methods to enable rapid technological development by cultivating a community of interest and hosting broadly scoped quarterly collaborative field events that enable DOD, U.S. government, and allied stakeholders to identify, influence, and accelerate early-stage technology development that address national and collective security challenges. The next JIFX event will take place 7–11 August 2023 at Camp Roberts, CA. NPS students and researchers are invited to submit experiment proposals for this event or attend as observers/evaluators. JIFX provides a unique opportunity to NPS students and researchers to interact with private industry and other academic institutions in a collaborative field environment.

Dates: 7–11 August 2023

Location: NPS Field Laboratory (McMillan Airfield) at Camp Roberts, CA


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