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Centers and Research Activities

At West Point, research is organized and administered through centers.  These centers, affiliated with and coordinated by the Institute for Innovation and Development (IID), provide the infrastructure and support necessary to tackle the nation’s and the world’s most challenging problems. Our research centers bring context to the classroom, are central to our vibrant and pioneering faculty, and are one way West Point connects to the Army and to the Nation.

Our students are driven, our faculty is world-class, and through our centers, scholars and scientists thrive and produce their best work.  Cadets regularly win Best Paper Awards at national and international graduate-level conferences, our faculty hold fellowships and chairmanships in their discipline's national organizations and our products are deployed to the soldier.

In addition to applied research, there are centers at West Point that focus on other aspects of supporting the USMA mission.  What follows is a list of research, academic, and support centers and programs both at West Point and partnered with West Point; many are linked to program websites.

What's Up in West Point Research?

A Soldier from Fort Benning's Maneuver Battle Lab fires an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon equipped with a recoil reduction system designed and built by a group of Mechanical Engineering Firsties. The system, designed at the behest of the Army's Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC), reduces both the recoil force felt by the firer and muzzle climb, leading to more accurate, effective fires.

West Point Research Centers


Partnered Research Centers


West Point Programs and Support Centers

CDT Christal Theriot conducts Biomechanics Research at Army Research Laboratories (AIAD) On 2 OCT 2015 Environmental Science majors visited the Wolf Conservation Center in New Salem, NY for an EV471 Ecology field trip. Major Greg Bew, Department of Systems Engineering, conducts research on measuring the situational awareness provided by the Nett Warrior System. CLS faculty member LTC Luis M. Alvarez is lead inventor on recently issued patent with applications in cancer therapy and regenerative medicine. Cadets Michael Shares and John Malcolm work in the new labs of the Photonics Research Center in the Bartlett Hall to align a solid state laser for research on flexible electronics and metamaterials. LTC Joshua Keena (CME), CDTs Lester Choi, Thomas Berkman, and Alex Kaled, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, testing an electromagnetic velocimeter on an M224 60 mm mortar. Cadets are given a tour of the air stripping process which removes contaminants from the contaminated water into the air for further oxidation treatment.

The Dean's Weekly Activity Reports  

Dean's Weekly Significant Activities Report 22 June 2016.pdf
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Dean's Weekly Significant Activities Report 8 June 2016.pdf
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Dean's Weekly Significant Activities Report 1 June 2016.pdf
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Dean's Weekly Significant Activities Report 18 May 2016.pdf
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Dean's Weekly Significant Activities Report 11 May 2016.pdf
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