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"I cannot emphasize enough how important is the sustained support that ONR provides in a mission-oriented framework. This has been critical for Gallium Nitride (GaN) and it is an absolute fact that without ONR support, GaN development in the U.S. would have been second rate, if that."
Dr. Umesh Mishra
Donald W. Whittier Chair in Electrical Engineering
Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
Gallium Nitride pioneer
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The Future Force and RoboBoats
The future of naval engineering was on display last week, as 13 teams of high school and college students did battle at the ninth annual RoboBoat Competition in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The competition—sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation—is a robotics contest where teams program their student-built autonomous surface vehicles to navigate through a series of water-based challenges.
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