Events at NPS
Thanksgiving Day is a federal holiday celebrated on November 22. In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation's first Thanksgiving.
To learn more about the history of Thanksgiving, please visit usa.gov.
Veterans Day will be observed on Monday, November 12 to honor the men and woman who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Marine Ball is scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Foyer and McNitt Ballroom.
Discover NPS Day
Discover NPS Day is scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Naval Postgraduate School campus.
Event will be focused on STEM education outreach as well as expanded DV/VIP engagement with targeted venues and interactive activities.
For more on this event, please visit nps.edu/discover.
Navy Ball is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2019 in the McNitt Ballroom.
Columbus Day is a federal holiday observed on the second Monday in October.
Summer Quarter Graduation Ceremony
The Naval Postgraduate School Summer Quarter Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2019.
The graduation streaming video will be available on September 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.
WIC Workshop 2019
The CRUSER sponsored Warfare Innovation Continuum (WIC) Workshop 2019 is scheduled for September 23-26 as a Naval Postgraduate School Thesis & Research Week activity to apply emerging technologies to shape the way we fight.
Background: Starting in 2009, the NPS warfare innovation workshops have addressed self-propelled semi-submersibles, maritime irregular challenges, undersea weapons concepts and unmanned systems concepts generation. Participants in these workshops are junior officers from NPS, the fleet, and other DoD commands; and early career engineers from Navy laboratories, academia and industry.
Workshop: Given the design challenge “How might emerging technologies support logistics in contested environments?” small teams of junior officers from NPS and the fleet, and early career engineers from Navy labs, academia and industry will propose technologies and employment concepts in scenario based discussions. Teams will brief their best concepts to sponsors, industry executives, and senior officers on the final morning of the workshop, and these results will be disseminated to fleet commands.
REGISTER to participate as a Mentor, Observer, or to apply for a spot on a Concept Generation Team
For more on this event, please visit Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) online.
Air Force Ball
Air Force Ball is scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the McNitt Ballroom.
NWC Graduation Ceremony
Naval War College Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the McNitt Ballroom.
Quarterly Awards Ceremony
The Summer 2019 Quarter Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
For additional Information, please visit Graduation Schedule.
Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September. This day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.
For more information, please visit dol.gov.
Coherent Anti-Strokes Raman Scattering
The August 29, 2019 Physics lecture is titled “Quantum-Enhanced Coherent Anti-Strokes Raman Scattering” with Dr. Svetlana A. Malinovskaya, Stevens Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics. Event location and time T.B.D.
Dr. Svetlana A. Malinovskaya is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at Stevens Institute of Technology. Malinovskaya received her Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics from Novosibirsk State University and the Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion of Russian Academy of Sciences in 1993. She completed a fellowship in ultrafast optical science in the FOCUS Center at the University of Michigan and the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Malinovskaya is a theorist working in atomic, molecular and optical physics. Her current research interests are in the area of ultrafast light-matter interactions and quantum control.
For more on this event, please visit Physics Department Colloquia.
The August 27, 2019 Physics lecture is titled “Sonar Sensors, Sources and Spiral Waves” with Dr. David Brown, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Prof. David Brown received his MS and PhD in Engineering Acoustics from the Physics Department at the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey CA i1989 and 1991) and continued at NPS as a Research Professor of Physics through 1993. His work was on fiber optic interferometric methods for acoustic sensing. Subsequently, he was a visiting professor / Post-Doc at Brown University in Providence and visiting scientist at Naval Underwater Warfare Center in New London, CT working on optical fiber Bragg diffraction gratings and hull array sensor.
For more on this event, please visit Physics Department Colloquia.
Shaking Hands with Clenched Fists
The August 22, 2019 National Security Affairs guest lecture is titled “Shaking Hands with Clenched Fists” with Dr. Asma Shakir Khawaja, Assistance Professor, faculty member at the National Defense University, Islamabad.
Dr. Khawaja, Assistant Professor, has been a faculty member at the National Defense University, Islamabad, since 2008. She received her doctorate in South Asian studies from Martin Luther University in Halle Wittenberg, Germany, and her MPhil in defense and strategic studies from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
For more information on this event and more, please visit National Security Affairs online.
SGL with Mr. James F. Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy
SGL with Mr. James F. Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition)
Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in King Auditorium with Mr. James Geurts.
On Dec. 5, 2017, Mr. James F. Geurts was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)), following his confirmation by the Senate in November 2017. As the Navy’s acquisition executive, Mr. Geurts has oversight of an annual budget in excess of $100 billion and is responsible for equipping and supporting the finest Sailors and Marines in the world with the best platforms, systems and technology as they operate around the globe in defense of the Nation.
Mr. Geurts is a distinguished 1987 ROTC graduate from Lehigh University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB and in National Security Resourcing from Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington, D.C. Mr. Geurts also attended executive leadership and international studies programs at Harvard Kennedy School and George Washington Elliot School.
Read complete bio online at navy.mil.
CEE Navy Senior Leader Seminar
The Navy Senior Leader Seminar (NSLS) provides senior officers (O6/O5), senior civilians (GS-15) and Fleet/Force Command Master Chiefs with an intensive nine-day executive education program that introduces the latest "best practices" in strategic planning, goal setting, strategic communication, effects-based thinking, risk management, financial management, and innovation.
Objectives / Desired End State
- To learn directly from Navy leaders the strategies, policies, and resource issues shaping the Navy's strategy today and the business processes to achieve that strategy.
- To acquire knowledge that stimulates innovative thinking and provides leadership tools to meet the challenges confronting the U.S. Navy in the 21st Century.
- To share expertise with and learn from peers in the course.
- To enhance participants' individual strengths to support changes set by senior Navy leadership.
Who Should Attend?
The NSLS is designed for Navy Captains, high-potential Commanders, GS-15 equivalent civilians, and Fleet/Force Command Master Chiefs. Participants are nominated by their TYCOMs and community leadership.
For more on this event, please visit Center for Executive Education (CEE) online.