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  • May

    Inspiring the next generation

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) recently participated in Bring a Child to Work Day at the Pentagon. With thousands in attendance, diverse families from all walks of life were introduced to the exciting and innovative research and development projects and programs conducted at ERDC.
  • April

    ERDC hosts over 100 local students during annual Earth Day celebration

    More than 100 students from the Academy of Innovation, Porter’s Chapel, and St. Aloysious High School attended ERDC’s annual Earth Day Celebration Monday, April 8, in the ERDC Headquarters Building Auditorium. Engineers from several of ERDC’s laboratories set up interactive displays in the Atrium and spread information to the local students about how they can help keep the Earth healthy while also introducing them to the work done at the agency.
  • CRREL partners with NHAS to bolster STEM education in the Upper Valley

    The U.S. Army Engineer and Research Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) has partnered with the New Hampshire Academy of Science (NHAS) to increase STEM education opportunities for middle and high school students in the Upper Valley.
  • ERDC takes award-winning robotics teams to the FIRST World Championships

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – Over two decades ago, the U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) created a robotics team that was formed with a mission to provide educational experiences for young people by promoting hands-on learning in the community. Today, Team 456 Siege Robotics is a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team that is made up of about eighteen students from across central Mississippi.
  • February

    ERDC leadership, researchers celebrate National Engineer’s Week with community outreach

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has its eyes on the future. In honor of National Engineer's Week, ERDC leadership and STEM professionals ventured into the community to attract the next wave of scientists and engineers while showcasing all the agency has to offer.
  • Students, faculty tour ERDC during I-ACED visit

    To attract the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals, the U.S. Army Engineer and Research Development Center (ERDC) hosted several universities as part of a multi-institutional partnership.
  • November

    ERDC Mobile STEM Lab connects elementary students to STEM

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is continuing efforts to introduce the community’s youth to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  • September

    ERDC-Vicksburg laboratories celebrate 25th anniversary with Open House

    Laboratories from across the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) showcased their expertise, experiments and research as part of a celebration honoring the agency's 25th anniversary.
  • July

    Students learn new concepts during ERDC’s GEMS summer camps

    A new era of young scientists and engineers recently wrapped up summer camps geared toward preparing them for future careers in STEM.
  • STEM educators become students again through ERDC’s annual RESET program

    Eleven STEM instructors from across the country are adding new tools to their skill sets during an annual summer research program for teachers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).
  • June

    ERDC Alumni Association presents scholarships to eight high-school graduates

    Members of the ERDC Alumni Association gathered with current ERDC employees, students and their families to present scholarships awarded by the alumni association this year to local high-school graduates.
  • May

    Engineering Solutions through Advanced Materials

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is conducting innovative research on advanced materials and manufacturing technologies that will play a vital role in both civilian and military applications.
  • April

    ERDC hosts Earth Day event for Mississippi students

    In celebration of Earth Day, more than 100 local eighth-graders made their way to the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi, for hands-on science demonstrations on Thursday, April 20, 2023.
  • February

    ERDC announces new partnerships with Vicksburg Catholic School and Porter’s Chapel Academy

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) recently signed an educational partnership agreement with two Vicksburg, Mississippi schools— Vicksburg Catholic School (VCS) and Porter’s Chapel Academy (PCA). These agreements ensure collaboration and the exchange of ideas between ERDC and the schools.
  • ERDC computer scientist earns Black Engineer of the Year Award

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – Abdul Mohamed, a researcher from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), was recently chosen to receive a 2023 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA). The BEYA recognizes African American scientists and engineers around the country who are shaping the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as promoting diversity and inclusion in the STEM pipeline.
  • September

    National Hispanic Heritage Month: Fostering diversity and inclusivity through STEM

    Each year, September 15 marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the legacies and cultures of Hispanic American citizens who come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has a vibrant Hispanic workforce whose contributions have helped shaped the ERDC into the world-class research organization it is today.
  • August

    ERDC sets the foundation with STEM summer camps and student tours

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) held a multitude of camps and tours this summer for students through the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). The program exposes young people to career paths in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and offers many options ranging from middle school to graduate studies.
  • A SMART scholar

    In 2016, Warren Kadoya was finishing up his master’s at the University of Arizona in Tucson — looking for a job and aspiring to continue his education by pursing a doctorate in environmental engineering ― when his advisors encouraged him to apply to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) SMART Scholarship program. Kadoya was selected for the program by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire, and the experience enabled him to continue his education while simultaneously working in his field of study.
  • June

    Dartmouth interns gain research experience at ERDC’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

    Two prospective engineering majors at Dartmouth have been able to jump-start their careers through an internship program at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire.
  • April

    ERDC team delivers annual Earth Day message to local students

    On April 20, a group from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Installation Operations Command (IOC) and Environmental Laboratory celebrated Earth Day with fourth grade students from Bowmar Avenue Elementary School in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The U.S. Army’s theme for Earth Day this year is “A Partnership for the Planet.”