News

  • Drone data collection

    The West Point Military Police works with cadet majors from the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering in collecting pressure data via a drone while 75mm cannons fire blanks Nov. 4 at Range 11. The Drone Assisted Targeting Cadet Capstone team used netting to ensure that the cannon crew is physically separated from the drone. This project is supported by Army Futures Command, U.S. Combat Capabilities Development Center Armaments Center at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. The project aims to design a small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) that can fly near friendly tanks to help them with targeting. Read More



Sports

  • Women’s Basketball adds Iona game

    The Army women’s basketball team added home contests with Hofstra and Iona to its non-league slate on Monday afternoon. The Black Knights opened their season versus Hofstra Wednesday, followed by a home contest with Iona at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Iona game will be broadcast on ESPN+. This was Army’s first matchup with Hofstra since the 2001-02 season. The Black Knights own the 5-4 advantage in the all-time series with the Pride, although Hofstra has won the last two tilts. The contest with Iona will be the 16th all-time meeting between the two schools and the first since the 2005-06 season. Army is 10-5 all-time against the Gaels. There will be no fans permitted for either game. Game dates and times are subject to change. Read More



Leisure

  • USMA reaccreditation visit scheduled for end of September

    Almost 80 members of the USMA staff and faculty have participated in working groups that have evaluated whether the academy meets the standards set forth by its institutional accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

    By Jon Malinowski
    Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering professor

    Between Sept. 27-30, the U.S. Military Academy will host a seven-member team for a virtual reaccreditation evaluation visit. Led by the Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, this team of peer reviewers will conduct interviews and focus groups with various constituencies within the USMA community.
    The evaluation team’s itinerary includes a session that is open to all USMA personnel, which will be held from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Sept. 29. The visit will conclude on Sept. 30 when the evaluation team presents its initial findings in a virtual address to the community from 10-11 a.m.
    This visit is an important milestone in an effort that has been underway at West Point for more than three years. Read More



Extra!

  • The Dean’s Book Club: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

     Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb hosted her first session of the “Dean’s Book Club” at the West Point Club, Oct. 6. From Oct. 6 -23, participants have the opportunity to read and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

    The U.S. Military Academy’s Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb hosted her first session of the “Dean’s Book Club” at the West Point Club, Oct. 6.

    From Oct. 6-23, participants have the opportunity to read and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

    The book delves into the impact that Henrietta Lacks’ cells, known around the world as “HeLa cells,” have had in science throughout the last 60-plus years, as well as the ethical and scientific implications of human cell research.

    “The history of Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells raises important issues regarding science, ethics, race and class,” Skloot says in the introduction of her book. “I’ve done my best to present them clearly within the narrative of the Lacks story… There is much more to say on all the issues, but that is beyond the scope of this book, so I will leave it for the scholars and experts in the field to address.”

    The Dean’s Book Club consists of three sessions—each of which highlights a different interdisciplinary topic that is discussed in the book. Read More



 

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