NUWC Tech Director and CO Recognize UTAP 2014

The following message was sent by Mary Wohlgemuth, NUWCDIVNPT, Technical Director

 

From: Wohlgemuth, Mary S CIV SES NUWCDIVNPT Sent: Friday, August 08, 201412:03 PM

To: NUWC_NPT_Allhands_Allsites

Subject: Undersea Technology Apprentice Program Earns Local Recognition

Congratulations to the Division Newport Educational Outreach Program for earning some well-deserved recognition from the local Newport Daily News for our very successful Undersea Technology Apprentice Program.  In the past month, while most of us have enjoyed a vacation or have been busy executing important tasking for the fleet, a whole new generation of scientists and engineers has been cultivated through meaningful hands-on learning at Building 80.

Thanks to the dedication of the Division Newport Educational Outreach Program Manager, Candie Desjardins, Code 1012, and her team of employee volunteers, and support from the Undersea Science and Engineering Foundation, approximately 75 high school students have learned new technical skills.  Working in teams, the students learn first-hand how to build a submersible robot, while acquiring novel scientific and technical concepts that they can apply in their everyday lives now and in the future.  Not only do the students gain technical experience, they also learn skills in designing, planning and budgeting for their robot’s construction.

Students from each of Aquidneck Island’s public high schools are in UTAP this summer, as well as a student from Attleboro, Mass.  Some of the positive comments from the UTAP participants include:

“My dad is an engineer and it’s really cool to learn more about what he does. I could definitely see myself doing something in the field when I get older.”

“I didn’t know that much about engineering before I started, but I was always interested. There aren’t too many girls in the program and it’s been a lot of fun, learning all about what goes into it. I’ve told all my friends about it and how much I’ve learned.”

The Educational Outreach Program operates year-round, and during the school year offers a variety of hands-on learning opportunities to students, with programs such as in-classroom programs, after-school Science and Engineering Clubs and UTAP.  Over the past year, Division Newport’s EOP reached out to more than 5,000 students.

Congratulations to all on your achievements in reaching the next generation of our workforce.

M. S. WOHLGEMUTH, DTD               CAPT T. W. CRAMER

UTAP 2014 – A Great Start – Days 1 and 2

UTAP was off to a great start on July 21, 2014 with students from Middletown and Portsmouth High Schools.

Middletown High School UTAP Team

Middletown High School UTAP Team

Portsmouth High School UTAP 2014 Team

Portsmouth High School UTAP 2014 Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can sense the intensity

You can sense the intensity

 

Professor Bill Ferreira confers with teachers

Professor Bill Ferreira confers with teachers

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A+ for Vehicle Assembly

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UTAP 2014 July 21 – Aug 8, 2014

 Undersea Technology Apprentice Program Summer 2014

This summer there will be three Sessions of the Undersea Technology Apprenticeship Program (UTAP).  The Undersea Technology Apprentice Program was developed to provide an opportunity for up to 20 students to work part-time for three weeks during the summer along side Undersea Science & Engineering Foundation (USEF) Inc. &/or NavalUndersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT) scientists and engineers. In the process, students gain valuable insights by working with advanced technology while developing real world applications of science and math lessons learned at school.

The 1st session, run by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center  Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT)  conducted during the first part of July, is done in partnership with Newport & New Bedford High School.  The 2nd session, run by the Undersea Science & Engineering Foundation (USEF) Inc. conducted during the end of July & start of August is in Partnership with Portsmouth & Middletown high school.  The 3rd session, run by NUWCDIVNPT , conducted during the middle to end of August.  It is not done in partnership with any specific school.  It is open to the public.

 

Specifically the “open session” will run from July 21 to Aug 8th , 2014. Students are required to attend program sessions each day from 0800 – 1200.  Student applications will be evaluated on transcripts, letter of recommendation and essays. In order to provide the opportunity to as many students as possible, new applicants will be given first priority.

Students must be 16 years of age and be United States citizens. The program is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors only. Students who attend all sessions and complete the program will receive a $750 stipend. The program application is attached. The application deadline is April 18th, 2014. Please note that all application materials must be included for a student to be considered for an internship.

Applications should be mailed to:

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, 1176 Howell Street, Newport, RI 02841; Attn: Code 07SC, Ms. Elizabeth Leisge, Building 990/5

Program questions may be directed to:

Candida Desjardins, Director Educational Outreach

401-536-8808

candida.desjardins@navy.mil

For more information and an application form (Clicke Here)