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- 03/22/18--08:58: Hillel-Jewish Chapel Group Jewish Warrior Weekend
- 03/22/18--09:29: Ultimate Frisbee at Bring The Huckus
- 03/22/18--09:46: Civil & Military Engineering Attends Engineers Week
- 03/22/18--09:58: Goff Garners AAA Athlete of the Week Honors
- 03/23/18--07:00: Athletic Director's Update
- 03/23/18--10:42: Men's Lacrosse Heads to Colgate for Saturday Tilt
- 03/23/18--10:43: PaNE Plebe Parent Weekend Open House
- 03/23/18--10:45: Women's Rugby to Open Season at Crimson 7s
- 03/23/18--10:51: Rheology Trip to University of Delaware
- 03/23/18--11:00: Track & Field Take on Penn Challenge
- 03/23/18--11:12: On Point: Battling Back
- 03/26/18--07:39: Men's Tennis Completes Sweep Against Bucknell, Loyola
- 03/26/18--07:47: Cadets Visit MEDDAC Facility
- 03/26/18--07:49: Women's Lacrosse Outlasts American
- 03/26/18--08:03: USMA Faculty Analytic Support Meeting at MacDill
- 03/26/18--08:04: Men's Rugby Defeats Navy in Second Half Thriller
- 03/26/18--08:07: Cadets Visit the University of Massachusetts
- 03/26/18--08:08: Baseball Completes Sweep of Navy at Camden
- 03/26/18--08:25: 20th Directed Energy Science and Technology Symposium
- 03/26/18--08:28: Women's Tennis Blanks Lafayette & Holy Cross
About forty Jewish cadets and midshipmen from West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, Texas A&M, and other ROTC programs came together at Texas A&M for faith, fellowship, and fun. The weekend began with the group attending Friday night services and a dinner at the Texas A&M Hillel. During the visit, the group watched a documentary about American Soldiers during the Holocaust and discussed the content with the Producer of the film, visited the Texas A&M Cavalry barn, and bonded with group activities. The superb student leadership of each school enabled the weekend to be a resounding success, cadet Joshua Fernquist led the effort from West Point.
Army Ultimate Frisbee competed in the 2018 Bring The Huckus. The tournament consisted of 35 club teams from the east coast, all competing to win the championship. Army went 3-1 on the first day. Unfortunately, the tournament was canceled due to harsh weather conditions on Sunday, so no teams competed on the second day of the tournament. The tournament remained a great learning experience for new and old members of the team who are looking to compete again at the upcoming Nationals.
The Civil Engineering club attended the 20th Annual 2018 National Engineers Week Banquet at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, NY. Ten cadets attended the event. The speaker, Dr. Talia Gershon is the Senior Manager responsible for project management for AI research as well as quantum computing outreach public engagement. She gave a presentation about quantum computing. This presentation covered the process that has been made in the field so far, where the technology is currently at and how quantum computing can be used in the future.
Firstie Nathan Goff of the Army West Point Gymnastics Team has garnered Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week honors for the first time this season. Goff, who hails from Tucson, Ariz., set a new standard on floor exercise in Army's win over Springfield. The firstie turned out a 14.450 on the floor en route to a program individual record in the event, and a program team record (69.200). Goff championed the floor exercise and the high bar (14.050) and was third on the parallel bars (13.350). Goff is one of 15 gymnasts in the country with marks of 14.450 or greater this season on floor. He currently ranks seventh nationally on high bar with a 13.300 average. The Black Knights will be back in action on April 7 for the ECAC Championships held in Annapolis, Md.
The 12/13th-ranked Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team continues Patriot League play Saturday when it travels to Colgate in Hamilton, N.Y. The contest will begin at 12 p.m. from Andy Kerr Stadium. #12/13 ARMY (5-2, 2-1 Patriot League) Army is 1-1 on the road this year and is 1-0 in Patriot League road games. The Black Knights and Raiders will meet for the 40th time in the all-time series Saturday. Army holds a 30-10 edge over Colgate in the all-time series which began in 1923. The Black Knights opened the series with 19-straight wins from 1923 to 1992. The Cadets are 15-4 when playing in Hamilton, N.Y. Last season the Black Knights defeated the Raiders 10-8 at Michie Stadium. In the game, the Cadets led in shots (41-31), faceoffs (14-7) and ground balls (33-21). Conor Glancy led the Black Knights with three goals, while David Symmes and Nate Jones each tallied one. Read More
The House of PaNE (The Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering) celebrated Plebe Parent Weekend with an open house. Visitors were treated to demos and got to participate in simple experiments.
The Army West Point women's rugby team will begin its spring season at the Crimson 7s tournament on Saturday. The Black Knights will face Harvard, with kickoff scheduled for 10:20 a.m. Army will then continue play at 11:20 a.m. from Roberto A. Mingnone Field with the opponent still to be decided. The Cadets last faced the Crimson in the NIRA Quarterfinals match, where they dropped a 24-12 decision.
Three Cadets earned NIRA All-American accolades in 2017. Firstie Sydney Dossett, as well as yearlings Sam Sullivan and Gio Ferguson-Lewis were all named first team honorees by the national governing body and coaches. The team recently traveled out to the West Coast to train with USA Rugby coaches and athletes, prepping them for their spring season. Read More
Cadets Charles Keith, Michael Deegan, and Michael Clark accompanied by their faculty advisor LTC Matthew Armstrong, who recently collaborated with Jeff Horner, Dr. Norman Wagner and Dr. Antony Beris at University of Delaware, to conduct steady state, sawtooth, step up/down, large amplitude oscillatory shear, unidirectional oscillatory shear and strain-rate-frequency superposition transient experiments on a 6-mL sample of blood. Each of the cadets is currently fitting a different model to the data to look for goodness of fit, and then to make appropriate correlations with previous data to determine if different levels of HDL/LDL, hematocrit, glucose, etc. impact the bulk rheology of blood. They also aim to determine if the model parameter values are affected in a statistically significant manner by varying those blood parameters. Cadet Charles is working with the Bautista-Monero-Puig (BMP) model that uses an evolving fluidity term; Cadet Deegan is using the Horner-Armstrong-Wagner-Beris (HAWB) modified White-Metzner model; and Cadet Clark is using the Herschel-Bulkley/Stickel model, which he intends to modify with an evolving structural, thixotropy parameter.
The Army West Point Women's & Men's Track and Field teams will travel to compete in the Penn Challenge hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Saturday March 24, 2018.
Women's Track and Field heads to the Penn Challenge after a strong third place finish at the UC Irvine Spring Break Classic. Last year at this meet, the Black Knights placed fifth with 24 points.
Men's Track and Field heads to the Penn Challenge after an impressive first-place finish at the UC Irvine Spring Break Classic.
Last year at this meet, Men's Track and Field placed second with five first-place finishes. Their score of 134 helped them to out-place Connecticut, Princeton, Villanova and Rider.
Words no person ever wants to hear – acute kidney and liver failure.
This was the reality for Army West Point Rugby player DaVonte Carter Vault. In January of 2016, Carter Vault found himself battling strep throat and a high fever. Then one morning after getting out of bed, he felt an unusual amount of pain in his legs. Despite feeling ill, he continued to attend practice until his condition worsened.
To read more about Carter Vault's road back on the pitch, click here.
The Army West Point Men's Tennis team closed out their four-match slate Saturday afternoon with a 4-0 victory over Bucknell, followed by a 5-0 win over Loyola. The Black Knights finished the weekend undefeated in Patriot League play, and now improve to 12-9 on the season. Yearling Myles Conlin and plebe Dylan Simonsen clinched the doubles point against the Bison with a 6-3 victory over Andrei Vitiuc and Max McDonald. In the evening contest, firstie Michael Sienko and cow Morgan Hale earned the doubles point for the Cadets with a 6-3 win over Kyle Gower and Jack Shortell. Singles Results vs. Bucknell: 1. Michael Nguyen def. Dan Wright - 5-7, 6-3 2. Gregory Shannon def. Andrei Vitiuc - 7-6, 6-4 3. Myles Conlin def. Max Kane - 6-3, 6-1 4. David Mitchell vs. Max McDonald - 6-7, 3-5 DNF 5. Michael Sienko vs. Colin Sacco - 7-6, 7-5 DNF 6. Anant Mundra def. Max Garramone - 7-6, 7-5. Read More
Three nuclear engineering majors visited the Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC) facility to utilize the x-ray machine to further their research into establishing a radiography lab inside Bartlett Hall. While the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (PaNE) does not yet have an x-ray machine for the lab, cadets have utilized gamma sources, along with a ScanX Scout computed radiography system to produce images of industrial items (no humans). KACH Radiology Team giving cadets time on the machine, with an x-ray technician present, allowed the cadets to image aluminum calibration plates which were produced in the PaNE machine shop. This experience with an actual x-ray machine, rather than gamma sources, helps them develop the techniques and procedures that will be used as they establish standard operating procedures for an industrial radiography capability in the House of PaNE.
The Army West Point women's lacrosse team defeated American 17-8 for the program's first-ever Patriot League win at home on Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights earned their second league win in as many seasons after topping Colgate, 11-9, on April 19 in Hamilton, N.Y., last year. Rookie Jackie Brattan opened the scoring with a tally less than two minutes into the contest on a feed from Samantha Stewart. After the Eagles responded with 20:34 on the clock to tie the game at one apiece, Maddie Miller found a cutting Manuela Cortes to retake the lead. The Miller goal sparked a scoring frenzy between the two sides, combining for three goals over a 2:21 span. Army earned its first home Patriot League victory in program history. The Black Knights set a new program record with their fourth home win of the season. Lauren Bredenburg collected game-highs in caused turnovers (3) and ground balls (6). Stewart posted career-highs five points and four goals. Read More
More than 130 analytic professionals from around the globe converged on MacDill Air Force base to discuss, draft, and ultimately present best practices in providing analytic support to contingency /named operations. COL Lindquist and CPT Turner chaired one of the working groups designed to develop best practices for eliciting public perceptions in support of these operations. While there, CPT Turner presented work conducted by a team of USMA faculty (MAJ Hood and CPT Kuiper) in support of the Army's response to Hurricane Maria, which hit the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017. While there, CPT Turner had the opportunity to meet their on-the-ground collaborator in Puerto Rico, LTC Risius to understand how the analysis was used and develop ways to improve methodology for future operations. The efforts of COL Lindquist's and CPT Turner's working group will be codified in a report on session proceedings as well as a special edition of the MOR Journal specifically focused on assessments. MORS Leadership is also working with Joint Staff J-8 and Army Staff G-8 to formalize these finding in doctrine. Also of note was the presence of several other "Mathletes" working on advancing the professionalism of assessments.
The Army West Point men's rugby team earned their fourth consecutive victory against Navy, 18-15, Saturday afternoon at the Prusmack Rugby Complex. The Black Knights notched a try in the 69th minute to take the lead over the Midshipmen. Army now improves to 10-3 in 15s play, while Navy falls to 11-5 on the season. Firsties Jake Lachina and Ryan Moshak posted one try on five points. Jon Kim added one conversion and two penalty kicks for the Black and Gold. Read More
Two cadets and three faculty from the nuclear engineering program spent a day at University of Massachusetts-Lowell (UML). In the morning they toured their one-megawatt research reactor and the lab facilities that support various ongoing research efforts. CPT Kaminski discussed opportunities to use the reactor to support forensics efforts aimed at developing a better understanding of nuclear debris from various environments and locales. Dr. Aghara of UML supported the idea of partnering on such research in the future. In the afternoon, Dr. Allen gave an overview of the nuclear engineering program at USMA to a group of UML students and briefly spoke about the new computational methods design course. Over the past three years, Dr. Allen has built the course from the ground up, and authored a book aimed at teaching undergraduates the contemporary modeling tools used in the field. Several programs around the country have adopted his free digital text, and others, including UML, are considering it for future use. In the evening, the group attended a meeting of the American Nuclear Society-Northeast Section. Cadets Salem Al Kaabi and Evan Terkanian competed in a Jeopardy-like quiz show on mixed teams comprised of students from MIT, UML, and TRCC.
The Army West Point Baseball team posted back-to-back victories over service-academy rival Navy here Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards to finished the weekend 4-0. Army earned the 5-3, 10-inning win in the opener before taking the nightcap 8-2. The Sunday sweep handed Army its third- and fourth-straight win, shifting the Black Knights to the top of the Patriot League standings. The Cadets also swept Bucknell on Saturday in their conference opener. Hurtubise led the team with two walks on the day. Army posted three doubles in the twin bill. Rosoff drilled his fourth of the year, while Crompton and Martin each earned their second of the season. Titus and Crompton notched the Cadets two sacrifice hits. The Black Knights pitching staff allowed just two extra base hits (two doubles) on the day. Sam Messina finished Game 1 with a no decision. He worked 6.0 innings in the opener, allowing five hits, two runs and two walks. The junior fanned five while on the hill. Joe Santoro and Carter Van Gytenbeek did not allow a hit during their relief time in the second game. Santoro nearly retired the Mids down in order during the bottom of the seventh in Game 2, while Van Gytenbeek closed out the final 2.0 innings registering six-straight outs. Giachin stole Army's lone base in the twin bill to hand him three on the season. The Mids turned the day's only double plays (3). Read More
COL Hartke, LTC Ingold, CPT Konopa, Dr Pfenning, Dr Lanzerotti, cadets Johnson '18, O'Neill'18, Greer '18, Meyers '18, Hedglin '18, Le '19, Roll '19, Broussard '20) and Mrs. Sanborn traveled to Oxnard, CA to participate in the Directed Energy Professional Society's Science and Technology Symposium. The Symposium included seven conferences related to the science and technology of directed energy systems for defense. The cadets gave five presentations in the main technical sessions of the symposium. The research is supported by the Joint Directed Energy Transition Office (DE-JTO), the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and the Army Research Office. The trip was enabled by the Class of '67 Endowment to the Department of Physics and Engineering.
The Army West Point Women's Tennis team shut out Lafayette, 4-0, and Holy Cross, 7-0, to open Patriot League play Friday afternoon at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The Black Knights improved to 14-5 overall and 2-0 in league play, while the Leopards dropped to 6-7 and 0-1. Additionally, the Crusaders fell to 3-8 and 0-3. Army now controls the all-time series against Lafayette and Holy Cross 24-10 and 24-2, respectively. The Black Knights posted their fifth and sixth shutouts of the season. Danna Funaro was the only Army player to win multiple matches in either singles or doubles, going 2-0 in both facets. Funaro also tied her personal best 14 singles victories from last season. Kirby Einck won her seventh-straight singles match. Rookie Ana Joyner documented her team-best 18th doubles win of the year. Read More