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NPS CubeSat Prepares to See Space By Way of New Payload Platform
In many ways, it will be a monumental launch for the Space Systems Academic Group (SSAG) at NPS. After a recent successful test run, two exciting NPS projects are scheduled to head to space in August ... Read More

NPS Acquires Two USVs, Opens Sea Web Lab for Expanded Undersea Warfare Research
Naval Postgraduate School leaders, students and guests gathered on the roof of Spanagel Hall, Jan. 11, to welcome two new unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) to the university’s research community, and t... Read More

University Faculty Develop Custom Research Tools for Antarctic Expedition
A team of NPS oceanographers is braving six weeks of frigid temperatures and gusty winds in Antarctica for the research opportunity of a lifetime. NPS Research Professor of Oceanography Tim Stanton, ... Read More

NPS Oceanography Faculty and Students Maintain, Utilize World’s Largest Coastal Radar Network
Up and down the coast, a network of transmitters and receivers that is the largest-of-its-kind in the world dot the beaches of California, silently reflecting high-frequency radio waves off of the sur... Read More

New Center Examines Future DoD Trends From a Mathematical Perspective
Reinforcing its role as a defense-relevant research institution, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has established the new Center for Decision, Risk, Controls and Signals Intelligence (DRCSI) as par... Read More

NPS Explores New Ways to Deliver High-Energy Laser Defense Systems to the Fleet
For the United States Navy, the Free Electron Laser (FEL) is a potential game changer – a weapon that delivers a high-intensity laser beam capable of stopping incoming missiles in seconds. Since 1989,... Read More

NPS Students Explore the Full Potential of Unmanned Air Systems
In recent years, the Department of Defense has increasingly integrated the use of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) into a number of missions, from aerial surveillance to data collection. For men and women i... Read More

Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence for National Security Established at NPS
On May 2, 2011, then Maj. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), placed the final signature on the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), completing the process to offi... Read More

University Welcomes Top County Students for Annual Mathletics
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) opened its doors to hundreds of county math whizzes when the university hosted the 43rd Annual Monterey County Mathletics Competition, May 14. Mathletics is an ann... Read More

NPS Students Travel to the Arctic for ICEX 2011
Part of the Navy’s maritime domain includes the frigid and desolate frozen Arctic Ocean north of the Alaskan Coast, where swiftly melting ice has researchers at NPS looking to fully understand the cau... Read More

Aerospace Industry Veteran Turned Physics Professor Wins 2011 Hamming Interdisciplinary Award
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) presented the 2011 Richard W. Hamming Annual Faculty Award for Interdisciplinary Achievement to Dr. Ronald E. Brown, Research Professor of Physics in the Graduate S... Read More

CRUSER Brings Together Robotics and Unmanned Systems at NPS
Chartered by Under Secretary of the Navy Robert Work, the Naval Postgraduate School has commissioned the Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER).  CRUSER is a... Read More

NPS Student-Professor Team Assists Commander, U.S. Third Fleet With ‘Splitting’ Dilemma
With 22 Ticonderoga-class cruisers (CG 47) exhibiting cracks in their superstructures, some up to nine feet in length, the Navy is facing a technically difficult and potentially costly challenge. &nbs... Read More

NPS Professor Leads Ground Breaking Hurricane Research
Tropical disturbances often brew during the summer months in the North Atlantic.  Many fizzle and fade with no consequence, yet a select few grow in strength and bring about devastating results w... Read More

World Renowned UAV Control Expert Presents GSEAS Distinguished Guest Lecture
Just a week after Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead stressed the importance of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to the future of the Navy, Dr. Siva Banda, Senior Scientist for Control Theory... Read More

NPS Crushes CubeSats for DARPA Challenge
The Space Systems Academic Group at NPS is known for being active in developing CubeSats- small, square satellites used for space research. The satellites have become widely popular in academia as the... Read More

NPS Teams Up with NASA, Industry to Test Groundbreaking Maneuvers on Spacecraft in Orbit
Dazzling sun spots and stunning solar flares were just another day in the life of the Transitional Regional and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) spacecraft for the past 12 years. Designed to record solar acti... Read More

NPS Distinguished Professor Quietly Pursues “Meteorological Diplomacy”
For decades, a Naval Postgraduate School professor has been quietly pursuing both world class research and “meteorology diplomacy” in a climate of tense and acrimonious relations between Taiwan and Ch... Read More

PEO Space Rear Admiral Young Joins NPS’ SSAG Students for Midterm Review
Students in the Space Systems Academic Group (SSAG) had a unique opportunity during their Spacecraft Systems II Course (AE4831) midterm review when the Navy’s Program Executive Officer for Space Syste... Read More

Systems Engineering DL Students Examine Hawaii’s Best in DoD, Industry
Students in the Joint Executive Systems Engineering Management – Product Development Leadership Education for the 21st Century (SEM-PD21) degree program, an interdisciplinary leadership program design... Read More

University Recognizes Newest Slate of Distinguished Faculty
Six members of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty were recognized as Distinguished Professors during the summer quarter graduation ceremony in King Auditorium, Sept. 24. “The title of Distin... Read More

Electrical Engineering Student Capt. Brandon Newell Explores Expeditionary Energy for the USMC
  For Marine Corps Capt. Brandon Newell, the issue of alternative energy has long been one of concern. Even before the Department of Defense (DoD) recently began to prioritize alternative energy... Read More

University Volunteers Participate in Monterey County Fair
Monterey county residents were treated to the customary fair events of midway rides, fried foods, carnival games and informative exhibits at this year’s 74th annual Monterey County Fair, but were also... Read More

PEO Space Systems Chair Supports Navy’s Efforts in the Final Frontier
While the Navy is our nation’s seafaring service, it truly operates through every domain, be it sea or land … or space. In fact, over the past few decades, the Navy has played a major role in the deve... Read More

Professors Honored With AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award
During an August 3 ceremony in Toronto, Canada, NPS Professors Isaac “Mike” Ross and Fariba Fahroo were presented with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Mechanics and Contr... Read More

NPS Team Wins AIAA Young Professional Rocket Launch Competition
A team of students and faculty from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and Hartnell College participated in the second annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Young Professio... Read More

World Authority on Electromagnetic Cloaking Presents GSEAS Distinguished Guest Lecture
Invoking Harry Potter’s magic cloak and H.G. Wells’ “The Invisible Man,” one of the world’s foremost authorities on electromagnetic cloaking, Dr. Gunther Uhlmann, took his Naval Postgraduate School au... Read More

Head of Thai Ministry of Defence Inducted into NPS Hall of Fame
The Naval Postgraduate School welcomed General Apichart Penkitti, Permanent Secretary of Defence of the Thai Ministry of Defence, into the university’s Hall of Fame, placing him in a distinguished gro... Read More

SpaceShipOne Pilot Brian Binnie Describes Record-Breaking Space Flight
In an exciting follow-up to the visit with Aviator Dick Rutan in April, the Point Lobos Section of the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics presented a lecture with SpaceShipOne pilot Br... Read More

NPS Pioneers “Seaweb” Underwater Sensor Networks
The Naval Postgraduate School is on the cutting edge of through-water acoustic communications technology enabling distributed autonomous ocean sensors to operate as an underwater wireless wide-area ne... Read More

Undersea Warfare Academic Group Re-established at NPS
As the military branch tasked with protecting our nation’s waterways, the Navy remains diligent in areas of maritime security and undersea warfare. In 1971, as the Cold War continued and the perceived... Read More

Alumnus, Energy Secretary Buzz Savage Lectures on Nuclear Future
What if you found out you were only using about one percent of the oil and gasoline that you put into your car, and discovered the rest was just shipped off to sit and decay for the next 100,000 years... Read More

NPS Tornado Chasers Use Advanced Radar to Improve Forecasting
Research Associate Professor Bob Bluth and Radar/EW Lab Director Paul Buczynski are true tornado chasers, spending the last week in Oklahoma with NPS’ Mobile Phased Array Radar truck to track and reco... Read More

Three NPS Faculty Win Prestigious DURIP Awards
Three Naval Postgraduate School faculty members have been selected to receive prestigious Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Awards for fiscal year 2010: Mechanical and Aerosp... Read More

Nancy Haegel Receives Allen S. Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching
Naval Postgraduate School Distinguished Professor Nancy Haegel was one of 21 Monterey Peninsula teachers to receive the 2010 Allen S. Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching, honored for her positive... Read More

NPS Grad Becomes First Female IW Flag
The Naval Postgraduate School has a reputation for educating and supporting some of our military’s best leaders in the most pressing areas of national security today. In each graduating class, some st... Read More

Littoral Research Revolutionizes Understanding of Rip Currents
In surf zones near the Naval Postgraduate School and around the world, NPS Oceanography Assistant Professor Jamie MacMahan is quietly revolutionizing the understanding of rip currents, turning them fr... Read More

NPS Hastily-Formed Networks Research Group Responds to Haiti Earthquake
The Navy unveiled its new slogan, “A Global Force for Good,” at the end of last year, and was immediately given the chance to prove it. The powerfully-devastating earthquake that hit the poor island n... Read More

Oceanography Professor Participates in Latest Oxford Round Table
Professor Mary Batteen of the Department of Oceanography recently participated in the latest session of the Oxford Round Table, a prestigious, invitation only event to promote various issues of educat... Read More

Cobra Gold Presents Physics Faculty, Students ‘Golden’ Opportunity
A professor, two current students and one alumnus from the Physics Department of the Naval Postgraduate School were recently afforded a great opportunity – to perform field experiments with a device t... Read More

Off Campus Engineering Students Get “Virtual” Access to NPS Labs
A critical part of an education in engineering is the laboratory experience, especially at the graduate level. In fact, most of the courses in the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Electrical and Comp... Read More

Systems Engineering Management PD-21 Grad Promoted to SES
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) graduate Thomas Irwin has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and will be assigned as enterprise Business Director for U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) in... Read More

NPS New Home for Giant Segmented-Mirror Space Telescope
The Naval Postgraduate School is the proud new home for the Segmented Mirror Space Telescope (SMT), designed and developed for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as a technical demonstrator and ... Read More

NPS Stands Up New C4I Chair
Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Rachel Goshorn officially became the Naval Postgraduate School’s first Command, Control Communications, Computers... Read More

NPS Team Provides Emergency Wireless Communications to Haiti
The Naval Postgraduate School is providing a critical component of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the people of Haiti struggling in the wake of the devastating 7.0 earthquake – despera... Read More

NPS Enters an Era of New Discovery in Future Weapon Systems
Throughout the history of military service, there are few, perhaps only a handful of discoveries and new inventions that completely changed the way forces operate, strategically and operationally. Whe... Read More

NPS Provides Local College Students Valuable Research Experience
Ever since he was a child, 23-year-old Rodrigo Sanchez knew he wanted to be an engineer. But as a first-generation college student with limited financial support, Sanchez didn’t know how he was going... Read More

NPS Showcased in Our Nation’s Capital
Students and faculty from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) showcased their unique research projects at a two-day event held in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9-10. Coinciding with the school’s fall Board... Read More

NPS Mourns Passing of Legend Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer
The Naval Postgraduate School mourned the passing of one of its greatest Hall of Fame Alumni, “Father of the Aegis” Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer, Sept. 1. The Aegis is the Navy’s primary ship air-defe... Read More

NPS Astronaut Alumni Star in Centennial Air and Space Week
One-third of U.S. astronauts are graduates of the Naval Postgraduate School, more than any other graduate university in the world, and a large number returned to their alma mater in August for a Cente... Read More

ECE Students Gain Insight from Guest Lecturers
Doctoral students from the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) enhance their research studies by taking Introduction to Doctoral Research (EC 4000... Read More

University Researchers Help Record Complete Tornado Lifecycle
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Mobile Phased Array Weather Radar (MWR-05XP) recently completed a six-week deployment to the Great Plains in support of VORTEX2, the largest, most comprehensive t... Read More

Original Mercury 7 Astronaut, Alumnus Scott Carpenter Shares Insights with Past, Future Space Travelers
Naval Postgraduate School alumnus retired Navy Cmdr. M. Scott Carpenter – the second American to orbit the Earth and the world’s first astronaut/aquanaut – celebrated the 47th anniversary of his ... Read More

Distinguished Prof, Marine Capt. Headline Spring Quarter Award Winners
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students, faculty and staff were recognized for their outstanding research and academic excellence at the Spring 2009 Awards Ceremony June 9. Officiated by NPS Dean of... Read More

Students Find Arctic on Thin Ice
Some years the polar icecap looks like it's growing, others that it's shrinking. But one consistent trend over the past 12 years is that it's getting thinner, said Timothy Stanton, an oceanographer a... Read More

Nobel Laureate John Nash’s Week-long Visit Galvanizes NPS
A term from his own beloved field of mathematics, singularity, best describes the profound impression Nobel Laureate Dr. John Forbes Nash Jr. made on the Naval Postgraduate School during his week-long... Read More

Golf Course Annex Gets High-Speed Boost
For such a cool, sunny day, not a single set of golf clubs gleamed on the greens at the Monterey Pines Golf Course. True, there may have been golfers aplenty at the clubhouse that day, but all were pr... Read More

NPS Professor Inducted into California Astronaut Hall of Fame
Former NASA astronaut and Naval Postgraduate School Professor of Space Systems James Newman has been inducted into the California Astronaut Hall of Fame. The occasion for the presentation of the awar... Read More

Mini-Satellite Launcher Makes NPS Player in CubeSat Space Race
Like the Sputnik launch that triggered the Cold War space race, Russian miniature spacecraft launches have catalyzed the Naval Postgraduate School to design and build a revolutionary new mini-satellit... Read More

Systems Engineering Students Confront Maritime IED Threat
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students from the Systems Engineering Analysis (SEA) program presented, on Dec. 11, 2008, the findings of their capstone project, which addressed the threat of maritime... Read More

Fall Graduation Awards Ceremony Honors Top NPS Students, Faculty
A total of 51 students, faculty, and staff members of the Naval Postgraduate School were honored during the Fall Graduation Awards Ceremony in the King Hall Auditorium here Dec. 9, 2008. Capt. Kathry... Read More

Distinguished Professor Agrawal Elected AIAA Fellow
Sometimes it does take a rocket scientist to be elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Naval Postgraduate School Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and ... Read More