US Navy NAVFAC EXWC Summer Research Intern Program

Port Hueneme, California (August 6, 2019) — Elise Bartel of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo discusses her project with EXWC staff. (Credit: U.S. Navy)

U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) student interns displayed and discussed their engineering and scientific projects with NAVFAC EXWC scientists, engineers and staff members on August 6, 2019.

As part of the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) and Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP), 21 students received an opportunity to participate in a 10-week, paid summer research project at NAVFAC EXWC. Interns gained real-world, hands-on experience and research skills while being exposed to DOD science and technology.

Starting four years ago, NAVFAC EXWC leadership established partnerships with local academia to facilitate opportunities for students interested in STEM careers to work at the warfare center. Each intern works on a team supervised by an experienced engineer or scientist mentor.

Closing out the research, student interns presented nine projects, ranging from additive manufacturing to expeditionary mooring.

Moving forward, NAVFAC EXWC is carrying out efforts throughout Ventura County to improve STEM education across the community. The warfare center is aiming to inspire, attract, employ, develop and retain the best young minds in the industry.

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