Victory at The Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition

Lockheed Martin cadets

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy won first place in the semi-finals and tied for first place in the finals. First Class Cadets Ryan Von Brock and Jacob Schellman made up the team that took home the prize at the annual Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition. Hosted virtually this past March, […]

Independent Study Snapshot: Mechanical Engineering

Independent Study Snapshot Mechanical Engineering

Independent studies are typically reserved for first class (1/c) cadets. But 3/c Tamara Wheator was given the opportunity to investigate 3-D printing and investment casting. Exploring this topic expanded her engineering knowledge, built her confidence, and reinforced her love for mechanical engineering at the Coast Guard Academy. What sparked your interest in this independent study? […]

Newly Accredited Certificate Program at the Academy


What was once a plan of study has now become an accredited certificate program for the Sciences department at the Coast Guard Academy. The Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) plan of study received accreditation as a certificate program by the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) on December 17, 2021. Students who complete the four core courses, one […]

On Track with Geospatial Intelligence – Dr. Lucy Vlietstra Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Lucy Vlietstra

Dr. Lucy Vlietstra loves working with cadets. And when she’s not challenging them with the marine & environmental sciences (MES) curriculum, she’s being challenged by them. “Cadets have an outstanding work ethic that inspires me to develop challenging, authentic, and meaningful learning experiences,” said Vlietstra. Having lived all over the United States, Vlietstra brings a […]