NRWG19 Event Descriptions

NRWG 19 Detailed Event Descriptions

Topic Sponsor Synch Session: The Naval Research Working Group (NRWG) kicks off with the Topic Sponsor Sync Session. At this meeting, the Naval Research Program (NRP) staff will give an overview of the week's events, ensuring that sponsors know where they need to be and what they need to accomplish throughout the working group. There will also be a review of the expected output for the week, and questions will be answered. The primary purpose of the Sync Session is to ensure that sponsors are prepared for a successful week at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). All Topic Sponsors are requested to attend.

NPS Lab Tours\Capabilities BriefsNPS Lab tours are an opportunity for Topic Sponsors to gain a more in depth understanding of the specific research capabilities at NPS. Sponsors should be prepared for a 25-55 minutes tour length. The NRP will be hosting NPS Lab Tours on the 9th and 11th of April. When Topic Sponsors register for NRWG 19 they will be asked to select one attendee registration type and to select multiple lab tours to create a schedule of tours that you would like to attend. If you are a faculty member interested in hosting a lab tour\presenting a capabilities brief please complete the NRWG 19 Event Participant Request Form ASAP but NLT Jauary 29, 2019. 

Social and Research Poster Session: Building on information gathered during the lab tours, the social and poster session is primarily an opportunity for our many Topic Sponsors to get a better idea of the breadth and depth of the research taking place at the Naval Postgraduate School. Our world-class faculty study the cutting-edge developments of operational Navies across the globe. Their research extends the reach of today's naval services, whether underwater, on the surface, in the air, or orbiting the earth. Come see their research projects, ask them to share their expertise, and enjoy the informal social. The NPS Foundation has generously agreed to provide food for the event, and bartenders will be standing by. (examples of posters from NRWG18)

Poster Session Participation: All NPS faculty and student research projects, NRP funded or otherwise, are encouraged to participate as this effort is intended to help educate Topic Sponsors as to the many facets of NPS research capabilities. Participants will "staff" their posters at the social 1630-1930 on 9 April. 

In order to participate we ask that:

  1. you complete the NRWG 19 Event Participant Request Form ASAP but NLT March 8, 2019. Sooner is better!! Space is limited.
  2. the poster be staffed (yourself, another researcher and/or student) for at least the first two hours of the poster session to discuss your topics with attending topic sponsors. We recommend a staffing rotation for the three hour time period, if possible and desired.
  3. pre-printed poster submissions that do not require printing, be deliverd to HA-202 NLT March 29, 2019.
  4. poster submissions that do require printing, be submitted to the NRP ( using either the NRP poster template (required for all NRP specific projects) or one of the general NPS approved poster templates. (all file submissions must be received by March 8, 2019)
    • all submissions must be "Distribution A – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited." and include this distro statement.
    • slide size must be 24x36, it is recommended that you use high quality vector images.
    • prior to sending your poster slide to the NRP, ensure that you review your poster slide at "100% Zoom" to verify the image print quality.
    • the NRP will print the posters mounted on foam core, and they will be displayed on NRP provided easels.
    • posters will also be uploaded to Calhoun and may be used for NRP marketing.

Research Trade Show: Topic Sponsor Representatives and Research Sponsors from the DON and partnering DoD agencies will be assigned a trade show style booth in the NPS McNitt Ballroom where they will be able to discuss research opportunities, the benefit(s) to the Services, and expected deliverables from the research with NPS faculty and students. NPS faculty and students are invited to meet with sponsors during the tradeshow to discuss topics and begin scoping research to form an Initial Research Estimate Form (IREF)
Booths are limited. If more than one Topic Sponsor will be attending from your organization, ONLY one designated organization representative should register for a booth.

Booth Details: The booths are 8 x 10 ft, 8' high back wall drape 3' high side rail drape, (1) 6 foot draped table (all drapes are in Navy and Gold), (2) side chairs, (1) waste basket, (1) 500 watt 110V electrical and a back of booth 24" x 48" Color Identification Sign with your organization's name printed on it. Welcome packet with program, campus maps, etc., paper, pencils/pens and sign-in sheet. You are highly encouraged to bring marketing materials if you like but you are not required to do so. We are not intending to print copies of all of the topics but can supply you with the topic info in .csv (includes all info) and/or .ppt (includes partial info) form for you to use as you desire, e.g. print or display on your laptop. There will be a floor plan published in advance. There will be guest wi-fi available. You are welcome to bring a government laptop and/or personal laptop or device (e.g, tablets, cell phones, etc).

Revolving Panels (RP): Two different types of revolving panel sessions will be hosted at NRWG 19.

Moderated Revolving Panel Details: Moderated, 55-minute panel sessions for Topic Sponsors, faculty, and/or students to discuss key institutional priorities. Each session will begin with a 2-3 minute self-introduction of each panelist and their work followed by moderated discussion. Panel sessions will be recorded and posted to the NRP website. Panel discussion will stimulate cross disciplinary interactions and collaboration within NPS and among Topic Sponsors. Individuals may participate as a panelist or as a moderator (3 panelists and 1 moderator per session). If you are interested in participating as either a panelist or a moderator please complete the NRWG 19 Event Participant Request Form ASAP but NLT Jauary 29, 2019. 

Unmoderated Revolving Panel Details: Topic Sponsors will have an assigned window (approx 25 minutes) to brief their topics in a small audience format. The intent is to provide NPS faculty and students with a greater in-depth discussion of topic details. Topic slides generated on the NRP Topic Portal will be available for download and use by presenters. Alternately, presenters may choose to use their own presentation slide deck. If a presenter prefers to use their own slides please send them to the NRP at NLT April 1, 2019. Presenters are also requested to bring their presentation slides on disc.

Breakout Sessions: Breakout sessions provide settings where individual faculty or students can meet with Topic Sponsors to discuss topic requirements, begin writing IREFs, or stage IPRs of existing research. The ability to initiate topic dialogue is essential for understanding the challenges that organizations face and developing useful proposals to address them. Session attendees are encouraged to sign up for a one-on-one session with the topic sponsors to learn more about the problem, or even provide an initial solution if the researcher is already working on a similar problem.

In-progress Reviews (IPRs): Faculty members and students currently conducting research for sponsors who are in attendance during NRWG 19 should coordinate In-progress Reviews in laboratories and other relevant working spaces as they see fit. 

Topic Sponsor Out-briefs and Hotwash: Research Topic Sponsor Out-briefs provide a formal opportunity for sponsors to give feedback of metric outcomes of the event to the NPS Dean of Research. The Hotwash is an informal discussion of the events suggestions for improvements. All Topic Sponsors are requested to attend.

No-host Social: Join us on Thursday afternoon in the wildly popular Trident Room where the friendly staff will pour you the coldest beer and serve you the hottest, saltiest popcorn known to man! This event is worth the price of admission!

Nearby Food Options: There is not a daily scheduled lunch break. Please plan your lunch as best fits your agenda.

On-Campus -

Off-campus (walk or short drive) - Some options allow you to walk out the 5th St turnstile gate, but if you do not have NPS turnstile access you will need to return via the Sloat Gate.

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