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Naval Academy Summer Seminar Program Seeks Student Applicants

Posted on: January 16, 2014 08:00 EST by LT Teng K. Ooi and CAPT Linda J. Beltra

Applications for the 2014 Naval Academy Summer Seminar (NASS) Program opened Jan. 16 at

Session dates include May 31-June 5, June 7-12, and June 14-19.

The U.S. Naval Academy’s 2014 Summer Seminar Program invites a select group of young men and women to visit the Yard for a fast-paced, six-day experience designed to introduce the Naval Academy to rising high school seniors.

At the core of the seminar is the academic program involving 90-minute workshops designed to promote problem-solving skills using critical thinking, optimization, innovation, creativity, and teamwork.

Students choose eight workshops from a wide range of subjects including information technology, naval architecture, mechanical engineering, ocean engineering, aerospace flight testing, systems engineering, microcomputer design, ethics and character development, oceanography, mathematics, history, meteorology, literature, chemistry, political science, language studies, martial arts, and economics.

Students participate in project-based modules applying hands-on, real-world approaches to solving design and analysis problems utilizing the Naval Academy’s world-class laboratory facilities. These facilities provide a unique learning environment outside the traditional classroom.

The NASS teaches prospective applicants about the life of midshipmen at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training are key elements in developing our nation's leaders. Students live in the dormitory, eat in the dining hall and participate in academic and leadership workshops.

They also participate in daily physical training including group runs and conditioning exercises. Seamanship and navigation classes culminate in a cruise aboard a Navy Yard Patrol Craft. The program helps educate, motivate and prepare selected students who are considering application for appointment to the Naval Academy.

If you think that you may be interested in pursuing an appointment to the Naval Academy and serving your country as an officer, you should seriously consider attending the Naval Academy's 2014 Summer Seminar.


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