Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) is collaborating on a Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) funded project with students from Indiana University (IU) and Oregon State University (OSU).
“This program offers a great opportunity to recruit students and faculty to work on Crane projects and give insights on research we’re doing,” said Tyler Fitzsimmons, an engineer at NSWC Crane. “Without being directly involved in our projects, it can be difficult to understand Crane and Navy problems from the outside. Through these two to three year NEEC efforts, it allows us to work with students that would be good fit for NSWC Crane programs.”
NEEC was created by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and is executed by the Warfare Centers. Its purpose is to develop and attract talented new professionals into the broad technical fields associated with current and future U.S. Navy ships and submarines by partnering with universities conducting cutting-edge research in areas of interest to the Navy. In 2020, the program awarded more than 50 grants to U.S. universities, bringing professors and students together with scientists and engineers at each of the 10 Warfare Center Divisions to explore solutions to the Navy’s most pressing technological challenges.