ADELPHI, Md. (Dec. 2, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory will host an open house at the Kirkland Conference Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, Dec. 9-10, for those interested in learning about the lab's Open Campus collaboration opportunities.
The exchange of ideas between those interested in collaborating with the Army and scientists and engineers with whom they may have shared research interests is the goal.
U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, Director Dr. Thomas Russell will present the Open Campus philosophy at the start of the two-day forum. Defense and government leaders will speak to the wider impact of ARL's Open Campus approach. Tours will be offered of the Adelphi Laboratory Center; and over the course of the two days, various speakers will outline the strategic science and technology focus.
ARL's technical portfolio encompasses a broad array of technical areas as well as technology maturity levels, from discovery of first-recognized phenomena to innovative systems. Collaborative opportunities with ARL exist in the areas of: Computational Sciences; Materials Research; Sciences for Maneuver; Information Sciences; Human Sciences; Sciences for Lethality and Protection; and Assessment and Analysis.
ARL's Open Campus business model was piloted earlier this year, and is centered on mutual scientific interest and investment by all partners. It creates a dynamic, cooperative science and technology ecosystem that will encourage groundbreaking advances in basic and applied research. More than 200 research exchanges have occurred this year under Open Campus.
The model fosters entrepreneurial engagement and enables close collaboration between ARL researchers, academia, government, industry, and small business, both nationally and globally, to help find solutions to pressing issues.
ARL's Open Campus model welcomes participation from all who share common science and technology interests, including international partners. While the Open Campus pilot program has begun at ARL here, opportunities also exist at other ARL facilities in Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, and New Mexico.
Event registration is open until capacity is reached. For more information about Open Campus Open House, visit www.arl.army.mil/opencampus/.
The Army Research Laboratory is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to develop technology and engineering solutions for America's Soldiers.
RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command. AMC is the Army's premier provider of materiel readiness--technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection and sustainment--to the total force, across the spectrum of joint military operations. If a Soldier shoots it, drives it, flies it, wears it, eats it or communicates with it, AMC provides it.