By LT Teng K. Ooi
Applications for the Naval Academy Summer 2015 Seminar (NASS) opened Jan. 15 at www.usna.edu/admissions/NASS. Session dates include May 30-June 4, June 6-11 and June 13-18.
The United States Naval Academy Summer 2015 Seminar invites a select group of young men and women to attend this 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 team work.
Students choose eight workshops from a wide range of subjects including information technology, mathematics, meteorology and oceanography, robotics, naval weapons systems, electrical and biometrics engineering, naval architecture and ocean engineering, cyber operations, mechanical engineering, aeronautical and astronautical engineering, chemistry, languages, history, political science, literature, economics, physics, character development, seamanship and navigation, nuclear engineering and more.
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.
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 seminar 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 Summer 2015 Seminar.
Apply at the Naval Academy Admission Department website.