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Vision: Every USMA faculty member uses FLICR’s resources to pursue innovative approaches to teaching and learning, conduct interdisciplinary research, and connect through a community of researchers with meaningful work at USMA for the Army, the Nation, and academe.


COL Everett Spain was a guest speaker at Natick Labs Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony with his Holocaust Legacy Partner (93 year old Holocaust survivor and then US Army soldier/concentration camp liberator) Stephan Lewy, the WWII veterans, and a few of the junior enlisted soldiers in the audience. Dr. Mark Evans of the Center for Teaching Excellence works with USMA faculty on The basic requirements of classroom research at the Standards of Education faculty development workshop. On Friday, 15 April, civil engineering cadets in the Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design course headed south to tour the Tappan Zee Bridge construction site. This $3.9B projected is slated for completion in 2018. After the initial round of judging at this year’s LA Hacks, CDTs Dan Park and Jack Graham were selected for an overall Top 10 award, and finished with the Top 3 project. On 18-19 April, the Combating Terror Center took 27 Cadets on a trip section to Washington D.C. where they received briefings from key staff at the National Security Council at the White House and visited the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Counterterrorism Center, and the Central Intelligence Agency. On 9 May, Dr. Paula Fekete set up three telescopes on the roof of Bartlett Hall and invited USMA staff, faculty, and students to come up and use them to witness firsthand Mercury’s transit across the sun.   Cadets on the Civil Rights Staff Ride studying the criminal justice system, got a first-hand look at mass incarceration at the State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana. Cadets met inmates serving life-without-parole sentences that participate in vocational training of inmates serving shorter sentences. Cadets from Company I3, along with MAJ Craig Brewer, traveled to Chappaqua, NY to help Habitat for Humanity transition an old church and Quaker meeting location into affordable living quarters for two families.