NRWG17 Event Details

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).

NPS Lab Tours/web/naval-research-program/labtours

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. Many of the posters displayed at NRWG 16-1 can be seen on the NRP Welcome page.

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 18 April. Faculty and students are welcome to include a poster for a project that was previously printed, or the NRP will print a poster for you. Poster submissions that require printing must 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. Slide size must be 24x36, and it is recommended that you use high quality vector images. The NRP will print the posters mounted on foam core, and they will be displayed on NRP provided easels. Please complete the poster template and submit your poster to NLT March 13, 2017. Sooner is better!! Space is limited.

Research Trade show: Topic Sponsor Representatives will be assigned a trade show style booth in the NPS McNitt Ballroom (replaces: plenary session and revolving panels) 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. All others attending from the same organization should register under "Topic Sponsor Attendee Registration."

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 can 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 floorplan 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).

In-progress Reviews (IPRs): Faculty members and students currently conducting research for sponsors who are in attendance during NRWG 17 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.


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!

Lunch (on your own): There is a daily schedule lunch break. However, you are free to plan your lunch as best fits your agenda.

On-Campus -

  • El Prado Dining Room
  • Cafe Del Monte
  • Starbucks

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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