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Vision: In this time of constricting resources, the Institute seeks the partnerships, collaborations, ideas and resources that empower our faculty to continue to innovate, share and grow both as leaders in the education of cadets and in their areas of research. Through our faculty, West Point will remain a top national college, the nation’s primary leader developer, and an internationally recognized brand. Also through our faculty, the Army, DoD, and US Government will continue to have access to a pool of intellectuals capable of working the hardest problems.


On Friday, 25 September, cadets enrolled in EV481 “Water Resources Planning and Design” traveled to New York Harbor to learn about the mission, capabilities, and operations of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District. DSE and CME Capstone Visit to Bear Mountain Bridge on 23 OCT, a meeting with Jeff Wright, Chief Engineer, and Craig Gardner, the Manager of Maintenance, who work with the New York State Bridge Authority. The POCs for this event are MAJ Craig Brewer or Dr. Mike Deible. On 10 April, civil engineering cadets in CE371 Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design, boarded a Circle Line Cruise boat in New York City and toured the Tappan Zee Bridge construction site. On 31 July 2015, Geography and Environmental Engineering faculty participated in an engagement with the US Army Corps of Engineers district commander, COL Dave Caldwell, including a tour of New York Harbor onboard the largest USACE harbor-patrolling vessel, Hayward. On 28 May, 2015, Dr. Stephen Finn (CFE), MAJ Bridgete Bell (BSL), MAJ Robert Nahabedian (GENE), and MAJ Renee Ramsey (SOC) gave a presented "Developing a Community of Reflective Teachers: The West Point Model" at the Spring Lilly Conference on Teaching in Bethesda, MD. On 4 May 2015, USMA cadet teams won four of the five prizes including first place at the 2015 Soldier Design Competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, co-sponsored by the Institute for Soldier Nano-technology and the USMA Center for Innovation and Engineering. CDTs Jorge Figueroa-Cecco, Scott Horras, Colin Hwang, Luke Miller, and Will Viana from CS485-Parallel Computing with Dr. Suzanne J. Matthews, visiting the Army Research Center and the original Cray-2 supercomputer, the fastest machine in the world when it debuted in 1985. On 8 April, cadets from MS300 and MS200 conducted an operations order briefing using the Augmented Reality Sandtable (ARES) in the Engineering Psychology Labs.