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IGVC Supports the Future of Engineering

Student engineers got a feel for real-world robotics challenges at the 28th annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) here at Oakland University June 4-7.

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  • Resource managers improving efficiency at Ansbach during pandemic

    Two resource efficiency managers tasked with oversight and project management assistance on energy savings projects at a vital Army installation in Germany didn’t let a global pandemic get in the way of saving the installation money.

  • WVNG medical unit ensures Soldier readiness, COVID response

    The second floor of the U.S. Army Reserve building may seem at first glance like an unassuming office space.

    Within that space, however, resides a unit that plays a crucial role in the health and success of the West Virginia National Guard and ensures the safety of West Virginians during the COVID-19 pandemic: the West Virginia Army National Guard Medical Detachment, or MEDDET.

  • American Red Cross lets community members volunteer from home

    Before the coronavirus pandemic, most American Red Cross volunteers offered assistance in person. From helping run blood drives, to teaching classes and supporting the military community in Bavaria, the volunteer opportunities were endless. But as the surrounding area implemented physical distancing measures, organizational staff had to rethink the methods of volunteerism.

Environmental DNA provides key to identifying, protecting endangered species

Environmental DNA provides key to identifying, protecting endangered species

Environmental DNA analysis has emerged as a rapid, cost-effective option for detecting and monitoring rare and elusive wildlife including species of conservation concern on military installations.

Under the aegis of the National Defense Center for Energy and Environment, Army scientists are currently conducting an eDNA demonstration/validation project at Army installations in Texas, Louisiana and Hawaii.