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An Academy First: Ensign Christine Groves, First Academy Graduate Awarded Two Prestigious Scholarships

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Ensign Christine Groves ‘23, is the first Coast Guard Academy graduate to simultaneously receive two prestigious scholarships—the Truman Scholarship and Fulbright Scholarship. Dedicated to research on renewable energy technologies, Groves is currently in Reykjavik, Iceland starting her sustainable energy engineering graduate program at Reykjavik University. “This is an international program, taught in English, with students […]

Getting Hands-On: Celestial Navigation in Antarctica

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A unique opportunity for two members of the Class of 2026 to conduct voyage planning calculations for an Antarctic cruise was on par with expectations of an afloat junior officer. Former Academy instructor, Tim Ciampaglio, recently took a cruise from Argentina to Antarctica to conduct “hand mathematical” celestial navigation or navigating by way of stars. […]

Moving Towards Accreditation: Cyber Systems

Moving Towards Accreditation: Cyber Systems

It’s an exciting time for the Cyber Systems major at the Academy. This summer, the major is looking to earn accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET). After completing a readiness review, submitting a self-study, and hosting the ABET Visiting Team on campus last fall, the Academy’s Cyber major received much […]

US Arctic Policy and the US Coast Guard

15-minute interview with me discussing the role and value of CASP and the Coast Guard’s focus and efforts in the Arctic more broadly.

It’s no wonder why the civil engineering (CE) major is celebrating 50 years at the Academy. Since its inception as a major in 1973, CE has graduated approximately 25 cadets each year. Earning a CE degree from the Academy means: Being some of the most satisfied and in-demand professionals Applying to graduate school after 2 […]

Civil Engineering: Celebrating 50 Years at The Coast Guard Academy

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It’s no wonder why the civil engineering (CE) major is celebrating 50 years at the Academy. Since its inception as a major in 1973, CE has graduated approximately 25 cadets each year. Earning a CE degree from the Academy means: Being some of the most satisfied and in-demand professionals Applying to graduate school after 2 […]

Victory at The Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition

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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, […]

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