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Memorial Day

Date: May 25, 2020

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, remembering the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

For more on this holiday and others, please visit OPM.

Instruction Begins

Date: March 30, 2020
Location: Naval Postgraduate School

Instruction begins on Monday, March 30, 2020.

For additional student resources, please visit the NPS Student site.

Winter Quarter Graduation Ceremony

Date: March 27, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: King Hall

The Naval Postgraduate School Winter Quarter Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2020.

The graduation streaming video will be available on March 27 shortly before the start of the ceremony. Please visit NPS Graduation Ceremony page to watch live.

For dress uniform and more information, please visit NPS Student Graduation website.

Reporting Date

Date: March 23, 2020
Location: Naval Postgraduate School

U.S. Students are to report back on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Please visit Academic Calendar for upcoming dates or NPS Student homepage for Incoming, prospective, current and distance learning.

NAVSEA S&T Evaluation of Vector Sensors

Date: March 18, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: SP-421

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) lecture title “Evaluation of Vector Sensors for use as a Mobile Sonobuoy (Distro D)” with Dr. Mark Paulus, NUWC, Keyport Division, Division Principal Engineer 21E, Undersea Test Ranges & Fleet Readiness is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in SP-421 at 12:00 p.m.

Existing sonobuoys must be deployed by air assets and are prone to current and wind drift requiring additional sensor fields to be deployed. Furthermore, the DIFAR Sonobuoy elements are too heavy for small unmanned aerial vehicles to transport. This work seeks to evaluate the use of emerging vector sensor technology to augment sonobuoy fields. The new lightweight vector sensors allow the development of small UAVs for deployment and repositioning.

For more information about the NAVSEA centers, please visit

Quarterly Awards Ceremony

Date: March 17, 2020
Location: Quarterdeck

The Fall Quarter Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

For additional Information, please visit Graduation Schedule site.

Reporting Date (International)

Date: March 15, 2020
Location: Naval Postgraduate School

International Students are to report back on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Please visit Academic Calendar for upcoming dates or NPS Student homepage for Incoming, prospective, current and distance learning.

JIFX 20-2

Date: March 2, 2020 to March 6, 2020
Location: Camp Roberts, CA

Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) 20-2 is scheduled for Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 6, 2020 at Camp Roberts, CA.

The FX program exists to provide an opportunity for NPS faculty, students, private companies, and academia to demonstrate and evaluate new technologies related to the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense research in an operational field environment, and also to provide the operational community the opportunity to experiment with these technologies to better understand the capabilities that they may represent.

For more information on this event, please visit JIFX online.

Propagation of Ultrashort

Date: February 28, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Spanagel 117

The February 28, 2020 Physics lecture is titled “Propagation of Ultrashort, Intense Laser Pulses Through the Atmosphere” with Dr. Joe Penano. Event will be held in Spanagel 117 at 11:00 a.m.

The propagation of ultra-short (~100 fs), intense (~10–100 TW/cm2) laser pulses in the atmosphere is rich in nonlinear physics and may have a broad range of applications from remote sensing of chemical and biological agents, induced electrical discharges, and directed energy applications. Experiments using terawatt pulses with durations less than a picosecond demonstrate the formation and long-distance propagation of plasma and optical filaments, white light generation, and the emission of far out-of -band secondary radiation.

Dr. Joe Peñano is the Head of the Directed Energy Physics Branch in the Plasma Physics Division of the Naval Research Laboratory. Dr. Peñano research interests include: high-energy and high-intensity laser physics; atmospheric propagation of high-energy and ultra-short pulse lasers, interactions of intense ultra-short lasers with dielectric materials, and laser plasma physics.

For more on this event, please visit Physics Department Colloquia online.

The Politics of Nuclear Reversal

Date: February 27, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Glasgow Hall, RM 322

The February 27, 2020 National Security Affairs talk is titled “Delaying Doomsday: The Politics of Nuclear Reversal” with Dr. Rupal Mehta, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Event will be held in Glasgow Hall, Rm 322.

Scholars and practitioners have long debated about the conditions under which states that have embarked on nuclear weapons programs choose to stop their pursuit. Dr. Mehta’s talk is based on her recently published book, Delaying Doomsday: The Politics of Nuclear Reversal. The book centers its theoretical analysis on how the international community bargains with proliferators to encourage reversal. It outlines a new theory of nuclear reversal that provides a systemic examination of the important role that external incentives—sanctions and rewards can play in nuclear negotiations, especially when the threat to use force remains on the table.

For more on this event, please visit Department of National Security Affairs online.

Careers in the CIA

Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Root 200D.

Careers in the CIA – Information Session + Interactive Exercise + Networking Opportunity

Event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Root 200D.

CIA Representatives will provide information regarding the CIA and the variety of career and paid internship opportunities available.  The presentation will include details about application processes and suggestions for making yourself competitive for employment, including tips for writing cover letters and resumes, and preparing for an interview with CIA.  Undergraduates and Graduates of all academic disciplines are encouraged to attend. All CIA positions require US citizenship and relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area. 

NAVSEA S&T Warfare Center Overview

Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: MAE Auditorium

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) lecture title “Kick-Off Brief: NAVSEA Warfare Center Overview” with Dr. Ricci, Chief Technology Officer, NAVSEA NSWC-NUWC HQ is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in MAE Auditorium at 12:00 p.m.

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the largest of the United States Navy's five systems commands. NAVSEA's primary objective is to engineer, build, and support the U.S. Navy's fleet of ships and its combat systems. A significant activity inside NAVSEA is the Warfare Center (WC) Enterprise, which is comprised of the Naval Surface Warfare Cen-ter (NSWC) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC). The men and women of the NAVSEA WCs represent approximately 30% of the Navy’s overall engineering and science expertise. With eight Surface Warfare and two Undersea Warfare sites across the United States, the warfare centers supply the technical operations, people, technology, engineering services and products needed to equip and support the fleet and meet the warfighter's needs. In addition, the warfare centers are the Navy's principal research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E), analysis and assessment activities for ship and submarine platform and machinery technology for surface combat systems, ordnance, mines, and strategic systems products and support. The NAVSEA WCs includes over 27,000 active duty and civilian scientists, engineers and support personnel geographically located across the United States. This brief will provide an overview of the WC Enterprise with a discussion of potential collaboration technology areas from each WC.

For more information about the NAVSEA centers, please visit

The Geopolitics of Oil

Date: February 25, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: ME Auditorium

The February 25, 2020 Defense Energy Seminar lecture is titled “The Geopolitics of Oil: Examining U.S./Middle East Relations 75 Years Later” with Ms. Amy Conroy, Manager, International Government Affairs for Eurasia (Russia), Chevron Corporation. Seminar will take place in ME Auditorium from 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.

Ms. Amy Conroy is Manager of Chevron’s Europe, Eurasia and Middle East portfolio for the company’s Corporate Affairs team in Washington, D.C.  In this role, she represents the interests of Chevron’s overseas Business Units and Corporate Business Development before a wide range of U.S. and foreign government officials as well as with a variety of business associations. Amy also serves as the Chairman of the U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association and is on the board of the U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce.

NPS' academic programs in Defense Energy are supplemented by a seminar series which provides a forum for leading voices within the field, practitioners, and other Defense Energy influencers.

For more information, please visit Energy Academic Group online.


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