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Public Affairs : West Point Holds Annual Projects Day

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  RELEASE NO. 06-12

WEST POINT HOLDS ANNUAL PROJECTS DAY– April 30, 2012

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Fourteen departments along with students from five other colleges will participate in more than 250 presentations during West Point’s annual Projects Day, May 3.

Projects Day has grown each year since its inception in 2000. Senior class members present their thesis, capstone projects, or research activities in either an individual or collective capacity. Highlights include the capstone design projects, competition projects, poster displays, and numerous presentations on various topics relevant to the Army and our society. This year, cadets will be competing for the 4th Annual Scott R. Clark (USMA 1985) Innovation for Soldiers Award. This award is presented to a cadet project that will demonstrate an innovative approach to solving a problem of direct application to the Army.

The public is invited to attend all presentations, scheduled from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Attendees should enter through Thayer or Stony Lonesome gates. Parking is available at Buffalo Soldier Field by the Thayer Gate. From there, a shuttle will be available every half hour to take visitors to Jefferson Hall to receive a program on Projects Day and more information. Proper identification will be required upon entering academy grounds and all vehicles are subject to search.

Some notable topics this year include: West Point Community Center Deep Energy Retrofit and Energy Security Analysis for West Point Training Camps. Also, we've had two projects win awards at the Soldier Design Competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this year – the "On-Demand Thermal Protection Project" as well as “Generator Waste Heat Recovery for Combat Outposts.”

In addition to West Point cadets, students from Stevens Institute of Technology, George Mason University, the University of Arkansas, and the U.S. Air Force Academy are expected.

Schedules for the day’s events are available here: http://www.usma.edu/Project/.

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