NSWC Dahlgren Division staff attend the opening of the SMART building to the Maryland University System in Southern Maryland

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Relying on technological innovation opportunities is a SMART decision!

On October 15, guests from academia, business and government sectors, including staff from Dahlgren’s division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCDD), attended the grand opening of the Southern Maryland Autonomous (SMART) building. Research and Technology) located in California, Maryland. . Captain Glen Ives, retired from the US Navy, acted as master of ceremonies for the event and delivered the welcome address.

The new 84,000 square foot SMART building marks the educational journey of the University of Maryland in Southern Maryland (USMSM) system to provide students from across the Southern Maryland area with the opportunity to study and work in their own backyard. court.

The facility offers state-of-the-art capabilities for in-person classroom instruction as well as access to leading educational programs in disciplines such as technology, education, business and social work at junior levels. cycle and graduate studies.

The SMART building is also home to an Innovative Autonomous Technologies Research Center, which provides ground, air and underwater testing capabilities – the only higher education center in the Maryland university system with a research component. In an existing partnership with the University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, the facility designates a technical research and development space and 16 additional classrooms for training and professional events.

In addition, the SMART building promotes economic growth opportunities for regional defense entrepreneurs, technology companies and military command centers in the surrounding areas.

The opening of the SMART building presents further opportunities for collaborative efforts, partnership agreements and recruiting events for war centers like the NSWCDD, as well as support from the Southern Maryland community.


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