ARL’s Dr. Jacob Temme talks with summer interns about the projects he is working on in the Spray Combustion Lab at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Future scientists and engineers explore new summer research turf

ADELPHI, Md. (June 23, 2016) — On the heels of the Army’s birthday, a new generation of researchers toured the laboratory spaces they will call their home away from home for the summer.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory recently wrapped up its annual two-day Summer Intern Tour, which took place at the Adelphi Laboratory Center and Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, two of the lab’s major sites.

ARL recently hosted the 2016 Summer Intern Tour, where summer interns had a chance to take a deeper look into the research that goes on around the lab in support of the Warfighter.

The tour provided a unique experience for the interns, allowing them to interact with scientists and engineers and their projects, providing a better overall picture of the work that ARL conducts in support of our Soldiers, and the work that these young, eager minds have a chance to be a part of.

Welcoming the interns on the first day, ARL’s Military Deputy Col. Kevin Ellison said: “As I look across the room today, you are the future Army scientists and engineers. We as Warfighters cannot execute missions without the help of our civilian teammates. You are the ones that will make the Army successful for the next 241 years.”

Two of ARL’s summer interns take a look at what the newly established Network Science Research Laboratory has to offer at the Adelphi Laboratory Center.

Interns received an overview of areas such as 3-D flexible hybrid electronics, network science, atmospheric science, spoken dialogue research for human-robot teams, remote control improvised explosive device detector development, energetics, advanced polymer processing, neuro-inspired design, cognitive assessment, simulation and engineering, and auditory research.

“It was a great experience,” said Spencer Whitehead, who will be interning this summer in ARL’s Computational and Information Sciences Directorate. “There were a lot of cool, interesting and meaningful projects with brilliant minds working on them.”

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