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    Chemistry Capstone Poster PresentationsTwo-hundred-twenty cadets in General Chemistry II presented posters describing the work from their water chemistry projects. In groups of four, cadets sampled water from locations of their choosing and analyzed the water to compare and contrast their locations. The cadets then created a poster outlining their experimental design, results, and data interpretation. Staff and faculty from around the Academy came to listen to cadets explain their research.


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    CDTs Kenneth Brinson '19 and Ben Petrella '20Kenneth Brinson and Ben Petrella were named to the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic Division I All-District® Track and Field/Cross Country Teams, when it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Brinson, a chemical engineering major with a 4.03 grade point average (GPA), was recently named to the 2018 Outdoor Track & Field Academic All-Patriot League team and was the 2017 Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year. At the 2018 Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championships, Brinson struck gold in the weight throw, earning First-Team All-Patriot League honors.

    Petrella, a physics major carrying a 3.98 GPA, earns his first selection to the All-District Team. During the 2017-18 Patriot League Indoor track & field season, Petrella was honored with the Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor while also being selected to the Academic All-League team. He earned two gold medals at the Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championships; winning both the 3000-meter and 5000-meter runs and was named the Male Track Athlete of the Meet. Last fall, he was named to the Patriot League Cross Country Academic All-League team, while also earning Second Team All-League honors. Read More


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    CDT Lynne Mooradian '20Lynne Mooradian was selected to the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic Division I All-District® Track and Field/Cross Country Teams, when it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Mooradian, a mechanical engineering major carrying a 4.230 GPA, was named the 2018 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year and earned a spot on the Academic All-League team. She earned gold, silver and bronze medals at the recent Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championships as a member of the winning 4x100-meter relay team, placing second in the 400-meter hurdles and by finishing third in the 100-meter hurdles, respectively. During the 2017-18 indoor track & field season, she was named to the Academic All-Patriot League team, along with earning Second Team All-League honors. Mooradian was one of three athletes to be selected from the Patriot League. Read More


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    Society For The Condemnation Of Fraud (SCOF)SOSH held its annual SCOF at the 49er lodge. In keeping with this year’s appointed theme, the Department donned their best Eighties attire and enjoyed a night of camaraderie and laughter as they bid farewell to departing faculty. It was a great opportunity for them celebrate the end of the semester and thank the outgoing educators for their many contributions to the Department and Academy.


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    Harrison Farrell '18The Army West Point men's rugby team fell to Virginia Tech, 17-12, in the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby 7s Championship Plate finals on Sunday afternoon at Talen Energy Stadium. The Black Knights won their second plate title in the last three years and closed out the tournament with a 3-3 record. They finish the spring 7s season at 6-8. Jake Lachina capped his collegiate career with four more tries, giving him eight four the tournament. The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native recorded three-straight multi-try efforts against Maryland, Central Washington and St. Joseph's. Harrison Farrell scored his first try to open the pate finals against Virginia Tech. The Des Moines, Iowa, native finished with 15 points with one try and 10 conversions. James Mbony and Angelo Matz dotted down for their second tries of the weekend. Jacob Ericksen posted his first-career try at the Collegiate Rugby Championships. Sam Sutera also scored his first try of the tournament. Read More


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    Military Chemistry EnrichmentLesson 40 in General Chemistry I is an exciting time. For the third year in a row, CH101 cadets were exposed to cutting edge science and engineering during the Military Chemistry (MILCHEM) enrichment presented by personnel from Picatinny Arsenal in Wharton, NJ; Watervliet Arsenal in Watervliet, NY; and the 2nd Civil Support Team from the NY National Guard in Schenectady, NY. Cadets witnessed applications of the concepts they learned about over the course of the semester. MILCHEM provides a direct connection between the intellectual capital at USMA and premier Army Research Laboratories. Cadets routinely discover aspects of chemistry that they are interested in during the MILCHEM enrichment that translate to Academic Individual Advanced Development’s (AIAD) over the summer and develop into projects they pursue for their entire cadet careers and beyond.


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    CDT August Cook '21Rookie August Cook is set to join the big stage as he competes in the javelin at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. Cook is concluding an amazing outdoor season for the Black Knights. He placed fifth at the NCAA East Preliminary Round and can become the first Black Knight to score in the event at NCAAs since 1970. The javelin competition starts at 8:30 p.m. EST and Cook is set to throw around 9:30 p.m.

    Cook, from Bedford, Pa., is ranked 54th nationally in the javelin with a mark of 66.36m (217-8), which he threw at the Patriot League Championships. Due to his performance at the NCAA Regionals, he earned the honor as the Northeast Region's Men's Track Athlete of the Year, which was awarded by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Read More


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    Econ Stem Offsite Team BuilderThe Economics Stem held a faculty offsite at the Victor Constant Ski Lodge to discuss the previous semester, prepare for the summer, and foster stem cohesion. After lunch and the discussion, the faculty played in a golf tournament at the West Point golf course.


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    Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked by WIN MagazineHead Coach Kevin Ward and the Army West Point wrestling team's incoming recruiting class was recognized by WIN Magazine as one of the top-25 best in the nation. The class was voted the 18th-best according to WIN Magazine, after being tabbed 18th by The Open Mat and 21st by InterMat. Additionally, the group received an honorable mention in FloWrestling's top-20.

    "This is an impressive class of young men who will continue to do great things during their time at West Point," Ward said. "Every one of these guys has strong character and a proven record of success in all that they do. I look forward to working with them to help them achieve their goals of being NCAA Champions. They have an incredible opportunity to leave a lasting legacy on this program, and we can't wait to have these young men on campus."

    Army sent three wrestlers to NCAAs in Cleveland last season with all three returning for the first time in Ward's tenure at West Point. The Black Knights placed eighth at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships, while six cadet-athletes earned podium finishes. Additionally, Army earned runner-up honors at the All-Academy Championships and defeated service-academy rival Navy, 18-15, in the annual Star Match in Annapolis, Md., for the first time since 1961. Read More


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    The American Politics Stem hosted its second-annual Course Director's Conference. The course introduced incoming first-time course directors to the administrative requirements involved and served as a refresher for all course directors on the art of crafting course objectives which nest with the program's goals. Rachel Sondheimer and Russ Lachance led a workshop on assessment, which was followed by small group breakout sessions so course directors could develop assessment plans for their courses next academic year. The conference also included several panel discussions where participants asked senior faculty questions on topics such as student evaluation, course flow, classroom activities, and syllabus design. In all, this course ensured next year's course directors were equipped with the tools they need to provide the best instruction possible to students in AP courses and that all courses were aligned with the AP program's overall goals.


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    Guest Lecture from Dr. Nikolay ShkolnikDr. Nikolay Shkolnik, CTO for LiquidPiston, a novel engine company based out of Bloomfield, CT, visited cadets in Mechanical Power Plants to discuss his uniquely designed engine, the X engine as well as how his company uses the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) to solve real problems. Cadets were exposed to a novel problem-solving process as well as LPIs novel rotary engine.


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    Rosoff Adds ECAC All-Star Accolades to ResumeThe Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its 2018 Division I Baseball Awards and All-ECAC selections and Jon Rosoff was among the honorees.
     
    Rosoff became Army's first ECAC All-Star since Chris Rowley, J.T. Watkins, and Kevin McKague were tabbed with the honor in 2012.

    Rosoff, who was named the Patriot League Player of the Year, while also garnering his second-straight All-Patriot League First Team praise, led the conference with 47 runs batted in. He also finished tied for first with 73 hits, second with 95 total bases, third with a batting average of .340, fourth with 15 doubles and an on-base percentage of .430.

    The Durham, N.C., native also helped the Black Knights' pitching staff post the second-best earned run average in the conference (4.08), while throwing out a league-best 18 runners trying to steal. Read More


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    LTC Brian J. Novoselich from the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Dr. David B. Knight of Virginia Tech recently co-authored published research entitled, “Shared Leadership in Capstone Design Teams: Social Network Analysis” in the Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. This study examined the extent to which leadership is shared within undergraduate, senior-level mechanical engineering capstone design teams and classified teams based on their level of leadership sharing. Results indicated that leadership is more shared than vertical within capstone design teams, and a quadrant classification of shared leadership may be appropriate for describing leadership processes therein. The results developed a student design team leadership taxonomy and suggests that shared leadership models may be more consistent with student design experiences than historical, vertical leadership models. The article may be found here: https://ascelibrary.org/doi/full/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000376


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    CDT August Cook '21Rookie August Cook competed at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at historic Hayward Field on Wednesday evening in the javelin throw. Cook finished an amazing outdoor season for the Black Knights. He placed fifth at the NCAA East Preliminary Round to advance to the NCAA Championships. Cook became the first Black Knight since 2011 to make the NCAAs and the first javelin competitor since 2004. After his performance at the NCAA Regionals a couple of weeks ago, he earned the honor as the Northeast Region's Men's Track Athlete of the Year, which was awarded by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

    • Cook recorded his best throw on his second opportunity of the evening  with a mark of 61.10 meters (200-5), so he was able to claim his second throw as his best during the second flight and placed 23rd at the NCAA Championships.
    • Cook was one of three freshmen in the country to throw the javelin at the NCAA Championships.
    • He was the fifth Army athlete that has thrown the javelin at the championships in the history of the program.

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    Cadets at the 2018 ASCE Student ConferenceFourteen civil engineering cadets traveled to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York to compete in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Upstate New York Student Conference. The annual event serves as the regional qualifier for the ASCE national competition for the concrete canoe team and the steel bridge team. The cadet teams designed, built, and competed against students from the other universities across Upstate New York and Canada. The competition was fierce and both West Point teams were pleased to place in the top ten. The concrete canoe team won the “Spirit of the Competition” award for their perseverance in continuing to compete after their canoe capsized and suffered significant damage in one of the early races. Two cadets also competed in the Mead Ethics Essay contest which included a written submission and an oral presentation. Cadet Grayson Sprouse placed third with his investigation into the ethical implications of social media use by professionals.


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    CDT Anthony Giachin '21Army West Point baseball's Anthony Giachin has been selected a Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American announced Wednesday by the publication.
     
    The Black Knights' third baseman hit .286 with nine doubles, three triples, two home runs and 33 runs batted in. The Livingston, N.J. native compiled 13 multi-hit games, including a 4-for-5 performance against Bryant and a 3-for-5 outing against service-academy rival Navy.
     
    Giachin, who was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year and was a member of the All-Patriot League First Team, finished 4-for-8 in the conference championship series with five RBI to garner tournament MVP honors.

    The complete release can be found Here.


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  • 06/07/18--08:33: Summer Air Assault Training
  • 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, "Strike Force" and The Sabalauski Air Assault School are keeping busy this summer at West Point - The U.S. Military Academy, training our U.S. Army's future leaders. 2-502 IN medics are providing medical support to the four classes of Sabalauski Air Assault school going on at USMA during June. These photo shows the medics covering for sling load operations.


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    SFC Carla Loy Song Sings on The Tonight ShowFour members of the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering and SFC Carla Loy Song  from the West Point Band represented USMA as part of a PAO engagement in New York City. CPT Boone Gilbreath and LTC Corey Gerving attended a luncheon at the University Club in New York City, considered the most prestigious social club in New York City. The luncheon included a tour of their historic building, constructed in 1899. MAJs Jake Capps and Jill Rahon attended the monologue rehearsal for the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, where Mr. Fallon practices jokes and other material for the opening portion of that night's show. SFC Carla Loy Song got to sing with the Tonight Show band! Click here to watch her sing. Then, CPT Gilbreath, MAJs Capps and Rahon, and LTC Gerving stayed for the taping of the Fleet Week special edition of the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, which aired on May 24, 2018. The audience for the show was made up entirely of active duty service members representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Guests for the show were Cate Blanchet, Guy Fieri, and Darius Rucker.


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    Matt Ball '18Matt Ball of Army West Point baseball was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I Baseball Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

    The newly commissioned 2LT finished his final season with an overall mark of 7-3 and a 3.52 ERA. The electrical engineering major with a focus in Information Assurance also earned a minor in Cybersecurity, while graduating with a 3.99 GPA. He was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District and Academic All-Patriot League Team as well.

    The Charlotte, N.C., native worked 84.1 innings on the mound, striking out a team-best 93 batters. Ball was recognized on the Dean's List every semester he was at the Academy. He was one of 33 athletes nationwide to be named to the team, and one of three from the Patriot League.

    The Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I Baseball Team produced an average GPA of 3.90 with the first team combining for an average GPA of 3.97. The team includes 11 student-athletes with 4.0 GPA and two graduate students. Read More


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    Zheng Receives the LTG Leslie R. Groves Award The Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering held an award ceremony recognizing the department’s top performers. The LTG Leslie R. Groves Award for the most outstanding performance in the Nuclear Engineering major was presented to Cadet Daniel Zheng. The Gerald Counts award for the outstanding cadet majoring in Physics, and the Sewell Tappan Tyng Award for the most outstanding performance in the Nuclear Engineering core engineering sequence, were presented to Cadet Garret Simon. Goeppert-Mayer Awards for the most outstanding cadets majoring in Interdisciplinary Science were presented to Cadets Haley Duke and Nicholas McNiffe. The Jackson Space Science Award for the outstanding cadet majoring in Space or Interdisciplinary Science was presented to Cadet Blake Hansen. Lincoln Laboratory Military Fellowships were presented to Cadets Nolan Hedglin and Garrett Simon.


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