News

  • Marchillo, GIS honors major, works Augmented Reality Sand Table

    A demonstration of a Virtual Sand Table took place Dec. 6. The Sand Table is a project that Class of 2018 Cadet Jake Marchillo has been working on for three months in support of the Army Research Lab in Orlando, Fla. The low-silica sand is connected to a sensor, which allows the sand to be manipulated to correct dimensions or other measurements to reflect what is on a projector. The contour map used is the West Point time lapse (1910 to present) changing topography.

    Class of 2018 Cadet Jacob Marchillo, a geospatial information science honors major, constructed an Augmented Reality Sand Table (ARES) as part of his capstone project. Marchillo is working closely with Capt. William Gabe Powell, independent study advisor and course director of Remote Sensing (EV377) and Advanced Remote Sensing (EV477) in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, to build a sand table as a teaching tool for students and cadet development.
    Marchillo is attempting to construct and apply an augmented reality system for the display of geospatial data, or the elevation data and aerial imagery of Pointe du Hoc, the 100-foot cliff overlooking the English Channel on the coast of Normandy in France.
    ARES will be utilized to visualize the physical terrain of Pointe du Hoc to better understand the terrain’s impact on this portion of the D-Day invasion. Read More



Sports

  • A Climb to Glory:Army Football wins thriller over Navy, claims CIC Trophy

    Junior offensive lineman Josh Rea raises the 10th Mountain Division flag after Army West Point defeated Navy, 14-13, in a dramatic win off of a last second missed 48-yard field goal by the Midshipmen Dec. 9 at Lincoln Finanical Field in Philadelphia.

    The Army West Point Football team captured a thrilling 14-13 victory over service academy rival Navy in the 118th installment of the Army-Navy Game, presented by USAA, Dec. 9 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
    With the win, Army secured the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the first time since 1996.
    The game came down to a nail-biting 48-yard field goal try from Navy with three seconds left to play. But the Midshipmen’s kick sailed wide left sparking chaos on the Army sidelines.
    The Black Knights defeated Navy for the second-consecutive season and did so with a late fourth-quarter score by quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw.
    The senior led the charge with a team-best 94 rushing yards and what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown. Read More



Leisure

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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