Events at NPS
2023 MOVES Open House May 23–25
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.
The Green Wars
Energy Academic Group: VIP Lecture by Mr. Peter Zeihan
Lecture Title: The Green Wars
Speaker: Mr. Peter Zeihan
Peter Zeihan is a critically acclaimed author who combines a deep understanding of geography, demography, energy and trade to help his clients make sense of a complicated world. Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, policy makers and government agencies at all levels regularly rely on his expertise.
Peter is also a New York Times bestselling author whose first three books—The Accidental Superpower, The Absent Superpower, and Disunited Nations—have been recommended by Mitt Romney, Fareed Zakaria, and Ian Bremmer.
Peter's fourth book, The End of the World is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization, became available in June 2022.
Body/Message Content: Mr. Zeihan will discuss the strategic implications of the Green Age. Much of the world has politically committed to a zero-carbon future. Unfortunately, there are any number of reasons why it will not—cannot—manifest: demographic, trade, capital, and technological challenges. The biggest limitation by far, however, is materials access. For the next few decades, there may be enough lithium, copper, nickel, and the rest for the United States, but there is certainly not enough for all. If the United States is serious about the Green Transition, the carbonless era will be far more violent than what it seeks to displace.
Spring Graduation Awards Ceremony
The 2023 Spring Quarter Awards Ceremony is currently scheduled for Thursday, June 1, 2023.
For more on this event, please visit Graduation Schedule of Events.
Naval Innovation Exchange (NIX) Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) Exploration Workshop
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: https://event.nps.edu/conf/app/NWSI/home#!/page/449?c=63
Spring Graduation Ceremony
The Naval Postgraduate School Spring Quarter Graduation Ceremony is currently scheduled for Friday, June 16, 2023.
Viewing will be available at www.nps.edu/web/video.
Please visit Graduation site for more information.
Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) 23-4
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