Navy outfit, Rowan engineering school forge alliance

Navy outfit, Rowan engineering school forge alliance

By GENE VERNACCHIO, Courier-Post Staff

GLASSBORO--Rowan University and the Navy are set to initiate a new working relationship.

The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division' s Ship Systems Engineering Station in Philadelphia and Rowan officials will sign a partnership agreement Oct. 3.

It commits both organizations to jointly pursue research, development and technology projects in areas of mutual interest; use their sites' physical and intellectual capability; and provide mutual support to extend capabilities for their respective programs.

"This is a good example of a partnership that benefits all parties: the students, Rowan University and the Ship Systems Engineering Station, as well as the entire U.S. Navy," said Capt. Stephen Joseph, commanding officer of the station. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with the administration, faculty and students of Rowan University in a joint pursuit of engineering excellence."

"We are committed to strong alliances with industry," said Dianne Dorland, dean of Rowan's College of Engineering. " This partnership represents the activities critical to our success in engineering education, and we take great pride in the ability of our students to meet their needs."

NSWCCD-SSES, a 1,700-employee command in South Philadelphia, is responsible for all research and development, test and evaluation, in-service engineering and fleet support for all hull, mechanical and electrical systems including logistics R&D for the Navy.

The organizations have successfully collaborated in the past, officials said.

Students have worked under the guidance of their professors and under the auspices of NSWCCD-SSES on projects for submarine communications and networking. Additionally, Rowan engineering students have been hired as interns and full-time employees with the Navy.

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Date Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 08:32
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