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- 10/30/17--09:28: Cadet and Faculty Teaching Outreach
- 10/30/17--09:30: Volleyball Sweeps Loyola on the Road
- 10/30/17--09:33: Capstone Team Client Engagement
- 10/30/17--09:34: Men's XC Wins Big at Patriot League Championships
- 10/30/17--09:39: Cyber Electromagnetic Activities Conference
- 10/31/17--07:18: Dr. Seligman Speaks to Cadets and Faculty
- 10/31/17--07:20: Management Program Hosts GIBS
- 10/31/17--07:21: Women's Soccer Lands Three on All-Patriot League Squads
- 10/31/17--07:31: Radio Club Supports the 60th Jamboree-on-the-Air
- 10/31/17--07:33: Cassalia Adds Weekly PL Accolades
- 10/31/17--07:50: Cadets Visit the Wolf Conservation Center
- 10/31/17--07:54: Orienteering First at Stockville Adventure Race
- 11/01/17--07:46: Third Annual Vassar Exchange Initiative
- 11/01/17--07:50: Schrage Added to Ray Guy Award List
- 11/01/17--07:51: Allison '06 Venture Capitalist Speaks with Cadets
- 11/01/17--08:02: "Flow and Focus" at the Mounger Writing Center
- 11/01/17--08:16: Andrews Tabbed CSFL Defensive Player of the Week
- 11/01/17--08:21: Cadets Attend the Army Research Lab Technical Symposium
- 11/01/17--08:23: Halbrook Named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
- 11/01/17--08:24: Fireside Chat with Christina Halpern
Dr. Patrick Baker, CPT Nathaniel Sheehan, and CDT Nate Buss led a “Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor” event with a group of twenty-nine children from homeschool groups and girl scouts organized by Mrs. Dana Ouellette. The children and their families learned that the Hudson River, below Troy, is an estuary and how the connection to the Atlantic Ocean is observed physically (tides), chemically (salinity), and biologically (migratory fish and crabs). This annual event, sponsored by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program with assistance from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University), encourages students to collect data to create snapshots of the river at locations from New York City to Albany. Data on weather, tide, turbidity, water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and biodiversity were shared to connect the observations at West Point to the larger Hudson estuary ecosystem.
The Army West Point volleyball team revenged their early season loss to Loyola Saturday night with a 3-0 sweep on the road. Vanessa Wesley and Amber Clay led the Black Knights with 13 kills each. Carolyn Bockrath added 10 kills, while Jaden Pickell had seven. Haven Bethune garnered 37 assists and nine digs, while Ana Oglivie had 10 digs. Allie Strong led the Black Knights with 13 digs while adding three kills. Set One (25-18 ARMY) The Black Knights came ahead early against the Greyhounds and led 18-14 in the first set. Army continued on to win after a 7-4 run. Pickell continued her success this weekend with six kills in the first set. Bethune dished out 13 assists. Read More
LTC(P) Gibson conducted a client engagement with a Capstone team working on a project for PM-Cargo. There were two meetings; one was with the primary Acquisitions Portfolio Manager for the Secretary of the Army, LTC(P) Hemingway at the Pentagon. The second meeting was at the United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD with COL Fortier, Director of PM Cargo. The Cadets toured the USNTPS to gain a better understanding of what is required to test a new aviation system.
The Army West Point men's cross country team came out on top, winning the Patriot League Championships Saturday afternoon. "We thought we had a chance to win today, but knew it would be a single digit meet that could go either way between us and Navy," said head coach Mike Smith. "We also knew that if we were patient, there would be opportunities late in the race to close gaps and pick up places. The Black Knights were led by yearling Robbie Santoyo with a time of 24:22.45, which was good for third place. He was followed closely by firstie John Valeri who took fourth, clocking a time of 24:24.24. Plebe Daniel Mazzei had an impressive performance in his first championship meet, closing out the Army top five spots in 15th with a time of 24:52.25. Mazzei also earned rookie of the meet honors. He is the first recipient of that award for Army since the award was established in 2004. The last time Army won a Patriot League Championship was a tie with Navy in 2008, and before that, the championship title in 2001. It was the first time since 2001 that the men and women finished one and two in their respective meets. Read More
Cadets majoring in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Systems Engineering attended the third Annual Conference on Cyber Electromagnetic Activities, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. The cadets attended briefings and participated in network activities with the experts on cyber electromagnetic activities. Cadets also had lunch with Major General Kirk Vollmecke the Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors (IEW&S), and had discussions about their career options.
Dr. Martin Seligman widely recognized as the founder of positive psychology, the Director of the Penn Positive Psychology Center and Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology, spoke to faculty and cadets enrolled in General Psychology for Leaders, Advanced General Psychology for Leaders and Introduction to Computing and Information Technology, as part of the Class of 1951 Distinguished Lecture Series. The title of his talk was: The Human Dimension of Future Conflicts: or Why should an Engineering School bother to teach Psychology?
This lecture series is made possible by the generosity and dedication of the Class of 1951. Dr. Seligman is working with the Army on the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program, which he has brought to the forefront of Army initiatives and is based on the principles of positive psychology. More recently, Dr. Seligman is also making significant contributions to the Army’s Human Dimension Concept, which encompasses the cognitive, physical and social components of Soldiers, Army Civilians and leaders, focusing on the organizational development and performance essential to raise, prepare and employ the Army in unified land operations.
The management program faculty and cadets hosted thirty-six executive MBA candidates from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). The management team provided insight to the MBA candidates about the West Point Leadership Development system and other topics that differentiate West Point, such as faculty efforts to research and teach in extremis leadership and decision making. This visit is one half of a reciprocal exchange with GIBS’s business program; GIBS hosts cadets at their campus in South Africa for an Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD), where cadets learn more about leadership, management, and the South African culture.
The Army West Point women's soccer team landed three cadet-athletes on the All-Patriot League teams, the league announced Monday afternoon. Firstie co-captain Clare Shea earned second team honors, while cow Sydney Witham and plebe Sydney Cassalia garnered third team accolades. It was the third time in Shea's career she collected postseason recognition from the Patriot League, as she was named to the third team as a plebe and garnered first team honors last season. Witham and Cassalia were honored for the first time in their careers. Shea was the leading scorer for the Black Knights for the second year in a row, documenting seven points on two goals and three assists. The Allendale, N.J., native led the transition from defense to offense for Army and posted the most shots (32) and shots on goal (14) for the squad. She was one of two Cadets to record a goal and an assist in the same game in 2017, accomplishing the feat against Syracuse on Aug. 24. She was one of three players to start in every game this season, along with Cassalia and Kayleigh Stallings, and was second in minutes played with 1,501. Read More
The Cadet Amateur Radio Club Cadet-in-Charge (CIC) Jonathan Morton ’18, Officer-in-Charge (OIC) CPT(P) Sherburne, and Assistant OIC LTC Hamilton supported the world-wide scouting movement’s 60th annual Jamboree-on-the-Air at their ground station located in Bartlett Hall. This Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach was organized by Scout Sean Flynn and his mother Deborah Flynn. Ten Boy Scouts from Troops as far away as Bridgeport, Connecticut earned their radio merit badges as a direct result of their hard work making contacts with amateur radio operators from around the world. The Scouts had the opportunity to speak with operators in Italy and Germany and US-based operators in South Dakota, Montana, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and New York. Thanks to LTC Eslinger and CPT(P) Davis for allowing use of their classrooms for the radio merit badge instruction. Mr. Gironda volunteered his time as a radio merit badge counselor so that all scouts could receive their badges by the end of the event.
Army West Point women's soccer goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia added to her Third Team All-Patriot League selection with rookie of the week honors. Cassalia and the Black Knights blanked American 3-0 in the season finale for the rookie goalie's sixth shutout of the season. She made four saves in the game. Cassalia closed out her first season on the banks of the Hudson with a 1.10 goals-against average and a .779 save percentage. The Omaha, Neb., native made 67 stops in her rookie campaign.
Cadets majoring in Environmental Science visited the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in New Salem, NY to learn about the role of wolves in ecosystems and Federal conservation programs. The WCC was established to promote wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and the human role in protecting their future. The WCC accomplishes this mission through on and offsite programs emphasizing wolf biology, the ecological benefits of wolves and other large predators, and the current status of wolf recovery in the United States. Environmental Science majors were exposed to all sides of the issue to include wolf biology, habitat requirements, and issues for and against the reintroduction of wolves to former habitats.
The Army West Point Orienteering Team traveled to Tuscarora State Forest to compete in the Stockville Adventure Race hosted by Rootstock Racing. This trip marked the second time the team has participated in the Stockville, a two-day land navigation challenge that encompassed a total of 50 miles over incredibly dense and hilly terrain utilizing rucksacks to carry any necessary equipment. Overall, the team experienced a total elevation gain of 8,000 feet, and completed a difficult forty-eight mile hike in their respective teams. The winning individual team, the ‘Jungle Cats’, consisted of CDTs Augustine `19, Fletcher `21, Meyers `21, and Whalen `19. They went on to place first in the race’s military category, and place fifth within the overall rankings.
LTC Doss and Professor Rogers of the History Department participated in the USMA-Vassar Exchange Initiative. Thirteen Vassar students were paired with cadet escorts to gain exposure to cadet life they observed the indoor obstacle course test and engagement skills trainer, spending the night in the cadet barracks. After viewing the parade Saturday morning, the Vassar exchange students watched Army defeat Temple University before attending a mixer at Cullum Hall with cadets and faculty. Feedback from one participant was, despite the differences in structure from West Point, the Vassar students will take away values from West Point and implement it into their own lives at Vassar. The initiative is an outreach program sponsored by the Mellon Foundation which aims to bridge the military-civilian divide through meaningful academic and social exchange. This is the third year of the program.
Cow punter Nick Schrage inked a spot on the final candidate list for the Ray Guy Award, which is given annually to the top collegiate punter in the nation. Schrage has punted 20 times in eight games for the Black Knights for a total of 903 yards. He is averaging over 45 yards per punt and has six that have sailed over 50 yards this season. Schrage's 45 yards per punt average is over 10 yards better than his 2016 mark to show the amount of improvement this season for the Manassas, Va., native. Against Ohio State on Sept. 16, he boomed a career-long 67-yard punt to switch field position on the Buckeyes and he also had a punt of 65 yards opposite Temple, as well as a 63 yarder against Tulane. He also sealed a win for the Black Knights against Buffalo with a career best 15-yard rush on a fake punt late in the game that helped Army win its second game of the year by a 21-17 margin. The semifinalists for the award will be released on Nov. 16, followed by the finalists on Nov. 21. The award will be given out on Dec. 7. The Black Knights are back in action this weekend against Air Force on the road for a 1:30 p.m. MT kickoff on CBS Sports Network.
Cadets in Introduction to Management listened to venture capitalist Tom Allison ’06 discuss his role at Zx Ventures, the venture capital arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev. Specifically, cadets learned about his efforts to do what they’re learning in class: conduct environmental and competitive analysis, analyze firm internal strength and weaknesses, and identify and exploit opportunities presented by the environment. Tom also spoke to Management and Investment Club first class cadets about similar topics during a happy hour in Cullum Hall.
CDT Anton Nelson ’19 conducted “Flow & Focus,” part of the Mounger Writing Center’s Wednesday Night Workshop series. CDT Nelson led six cadets, all of whom attended voluntarily, through techniques for enforcing cohesion through the development of key terms and nuanced transitions in thesis statements and across body paragraphs. He emphasized hands-on techniques and alternated between walking cadets through examples from his own writing and workshopping of their papers in progress. Wednesday Night Workshops are designed for cadets, but anyone is welcome to attend. A full schedule is available at usma.edu/wpwp.
Firstie defensive back Tanner Andrews of the Army West Point sprint football team was named the Collegiate Sprint Football League's Defensive Player of the Week following his performance Friday night versus Cornell. Andrews posted two interceptions, including a 50-yard return for the first touchdown of his career. The Elburn, Ill., native added a pass breakup and five tackles in the win. The Black Knights will close out their season in the inaugural CSFL Championship game on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. from the friendly confines of Shea Stadium.
Every year, Army Research Laboratory hosts the Technical Symposium to highlight the significant research that the laboratory and its affiliates conducted within the past year. Twenty-five cadets attended this Symposium to meet with distinguished guests, interact with technical leaders, and present their research from Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIADs) or individual studies. From the cadets, 3 were members of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: CDTs Samuel Miller '18, Madison Stark '18, and Benjamin Baumgartner '19. CDT Stark presented her work on Smart Sensing Node technology (SSN), where individual nodes can be installed to measure voltage and current to calculate phasor data for a system. CDT Miller conducted an individual study with the goal of accurately estimating the state-of-charge of the BB-2590, a military smart battery that is employed on the ground vehicle robot (GVR-Bot) platform. After working alongside cadets from the class of 2017, CDT Miller was the lead author of the paper, "A Dynamic Ensemble for Estimating the State-of-Charge of Interchangeable Robot Batteries." This paper was the culmination of his semester's worth of research and it will be published after his presentation at the 2017 MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference.
Cow Abby Halbrook of the Army West Point women's cross country team was named the Army West Point Athletic Association Athletes of the Week following her outstanding performance at the Patriot League Championship on Saturday. Halbrook placed second overall at the meet, completing the course with a time of 20:55.27, a personal record for her on the Lehigh Goodman Campus cross country course. Click here to watch the video: https://youtu.be/Wz6dHR1ofjY. She has been a consistent leader for the Black Knights, finishing in the top three spots for Army in every meet she has competed in this season. The Tyler, Texas, native significantly improved upon her performance from last year's Championship meet where she placed 14th. She also had an impressive meet against Navy this year, where she was the individual champion, leading the squad to a 27-28 victory over the Mids. Next, Army will travel to Buffalo, N.Y., for the Northeast Regional Championships on Nov. 10th.
Excel Scholar cadets and faculty attended the Second Fireside Chat of the 2018 academic year. The guest speaker was Christina Lewis Halpern, Founder and Executive Director of All Star Code; a leading, nationally-recognized tech inclusion organization based in New York City that fosters entrepreneurial talent among high school boys of color and ensures they have the tools to succeed. Christina Halpern discussed how her father, Reginald Lewis, influenced her work ethic and how she approaches achieving her goals. Her father was the first African American to build a billion-dollar business.