NSRDEC offers 'Science for the Soldier Day'
July 11, 2012
What happens behind the laboratory doors at Natick Soldier Systems Center can seem quite mysterious to many of us who work here.
In an effort to promote better understanding of their work, basic and early applied scientists from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center will present "Science for the Soldier Day," July 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NSSC's Lord Community Center.
"We're trying to do something that has broad appeal to everyone at NSSC," said Jane Simpson, executive assistant to the NSRDEC chief scientist. "People get to tell their story."
As Simpson pointed out, the NSRDEC scientists will take a "hands-on, interactive" approach, "which we hope is going to be fun and exciting."
In 25 displays, NSRDEC researchers will make the connection between basic research and the development of new technologies for Soldiers.
Displays titles will include: Hot and Bothered: Lighting Color Temperature Influences Mood and Cognition; Antibacterial surfaces: killing the good, the bad and the smelly; Encumbrance: Affecting Our Soldiers on the Move; Remote Tetherless Power for the Soldier; My Brain Hurts: Being Human Impairs Spatial Performance; and Kinecting 3D Modeling to Military Free Fall.
The day will also feature a scientific scavenger hunt for prizes, along with ice cream and snacks.
For more information on Science for the Soldier Day, contact Jane Simpson at ext. 5295 or Sue Pellerin at ext. 5987.