The Naval Engineering Education Center (NEEC) is a unique organization for the development of talented engineers necessary to lead the Navy forward. It is our goal to provide an educational experience unparalleled in terms of student, educator, professional, private, industrial and military cooperation. The NEEC provides young engineers and scientists access to projects of interest and importance early in their academic careers which builds knowledge and enthusiasm for the field. These students are also partnered with trained professionals in the military and private sector to guide them through current projects and to offer insight to post-education opportunities. On our website you'll find a variety of different resources for those participating in, or interested in participating in the NEEC.
Intererested in updates about current NEEC projects? The video to the left shows some of the progress that the University of Michigan has made on their project: Cooperative Feature-Based Navigation and Mapping for Unmanned Vehicle Theatre Support.
We've just added updates from Stevens Institute's Development of a High Speed Jet Assisted Foil Craft for Special Ops project. The summary addresses the goals of the project, as well as student tasks.
Additionally, you can also check out Virginia Tech's Railgun project poster to see progress on their project: Empirical Measurements and Testing of a Reduced-Scale Railgun.
For more information and project updates, see our Project Updates page.
The NEEC is composed of the U.S. Navy, The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) and 15 institutions of higher education all of which are based in the United States. The NEEC leverages this collection of partnerships to share knowledge and resources in addition to creating a consistent learning experience regardless of where you obtain your Naval Engineering education.
In a recent study, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering was listed as the college major that "does the best in the real world". The NEEC provides young engineers and scientists in these fields access to projects of interest and importance early in their academic careers which builds knowledge and enthusiasm for the field. These students are also partnered with trained professionals in the military and private sector to guide them through current projects and to offer insight to post-education opportunities. For information about career paths, or about scholarships, internships and fellowships, please see our Careers page.
Project-based education is key to the NEEC experience and is designed to engage undergraduate students in multi-disciplinary research.
The NEEC project-based education experience offers students who may be interested in pursuing civilian careers with the United States Navy the opportunity to experience and investigate real Navy problems while working hand-in-hand with university faculty and Naval Surface Warfare Centers (NSWC) throughout the country. A list of current NEEC projects can be found here.
Under the news tab, you will find the NEEC blog, with relevant NEEC articles, as well as our upcoming events page, and News Feed of the US Navy blog.
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