In 1993, the Director of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the Dean of the Academic Board at the United States Military Academy (USMA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing the Mathematical Sciences Center (MSC) in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. The MSC serves a multidimensional purpose with emphasis on uniting the unique capabilities of these organizations in a manner that benefits ARL, USMA faculty and cadets, and ultimately, the United States Army. Since its inception, the number of participants in the various MSC programs has continued to grow as knowledge of this cooperative agreement disseminates throughout ARL, USMA and the Army research community.
The ARL/USMA Technical Symposium (AUTS) provides a forum for USMA faculty (both military and civilian), cadets, ARL Researchers, Davies Fellows, and ARL post doctorals to present and discuss various aspects of their collaborative research conducted over the past year.
For the past 23 years, we have conducted a joint technical symposium between the Army Research Laboratory and the United States Military Academy. The primary purpose for the symposium is to provide a forum where West Point Cadets and Faculty present and discuss various aspects of ARL-related research they conducted over the past year to the ARL Director, ARL Directorate Heads and Scientists, and other West Point Faculty and visitors. It also creates an opportunity for West Point Faculty and ARL Scientists to discuss future collaborative research opportunities.
Sessions will primarily focus on ARL-related and other agency research conducted by USMA faculty and cadets. The sessions will also serve as a forum for faculty and cadets to see what research opportunities are available. Therefore, we ask that scientists from each ARL Directorate attend and present opportunities for collaborative research.
Audio Visual: Laptops will be available in each session room.
The Mathematical Sciences Center
The MSC provides a focal point for research activities in the mathematical sciences that extends beyond both the Department of Mathematical Sciences and USMA, with the hope of developing lasting outreach affiliations. These outreach activities involve all USMA departments. In 2015, USMA faculty researchers from the departments of Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Chemistry and Life Sciences, and Keller Army Community Hospital conducted collaborative research with ARL through the MSC.
The current MSC staffing includes:
LTC Krista Watts, Director, Mathematical Sciences Center, Department of Mathematical Sciences, USMA
Ms. Tish Torgerson, Director of Research Operations, Department of Mathematical Sciences, USMA
Ms. Nancy-Jo Lewis, Administrator and Conference Coordinator, Department of Mathematical Sciences, USMA
The views expressed in these Proceedings are those of the authors, and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the United States Military Academy, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.
For additional copies of the Proceedings, information about the MSC, research opportunities with ARL/USMA, or Cadet summer AIADs, please contact:
Mathematical Sciences Center
Department of Mathematical Sciences
United States Military Academy
West Point, NY 10996-1786
Commercial phone: (845) 938-7685