Advisory: ONR Hosts 'Tech Talks' on Facebook Beginning Sept. 15

Office of Naval Research
Corporate Strategic Communications
Phone: (703) 696-5031
Fax: (703) 696-5940
E-mail: onrcsc@onr.navy.mil

For Immediate Release: Sept. 13, 2010

ARLINGTON, Va.—Harnessing the power of social media, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) will host a series of open, interactive question-and-answer sessions on FaImage - Facebook iconcebook beginning Sept. 15. These online events, or 'Tech Talks,' will highlight research areas being funded as part of the 2010 Chief of Naval Research Challenge this fall.

WHAT: In 30-minute sessions hosted weekly on Wednesdays, ONR subject matter experts will answer questions submitted by general audiences on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/officeofnavalresearch) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/usnavyresearch). Sessions will focus on six ONR science and technology program areas expected to award $100,000 in research grants this winter.

WHO AND WHEN:

  • 11 a.m., EST, Wednesday, Sept. 15
    Tech Talk: Measurement Technologies for High-Noise Environments
    Expert: Kurt Yankaskas, program manager, ONR's Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Program | Transcript
  • 11 a.m., EST, Wednesday, Sept. 22
    Tech Talk: Enhanced Perception System for Autonomous Ground Navigation
    Expert: Keith Hammack, deputy manager, ONR's Maneuver Thrust research area | Transcript 
  • 11 a.m., EST, Wednesday, Sept. 28
    Tech Talk: Flow Noise Mitigation by Fish
    Expert: Dr. Michael Traweek, program officer, ONR's Maritime Sensing Team | Transcript
  • 11 a.m., EST, Wednesday, Oct. 6
    Tech Talk: Chlorine-Resistant Seawater Reverse Osmosis Membranes
    Expert: Dr. Paul Armistead, program officer, ONR's Functional Polymeric and Organic Materials Program | Trancript
  • 11 a.m., EST, Wednesday, Oct. 13  - CANCELED
    Tech Talk: Compressive Sensing in Urban Warfare
    Experts: Dr. Rabinder Madan, program officer, ONR's Networked Sensing and Signal Processing Program
  • 11 a.m., EST, Wednesday, Oct. 20
    Tech Talk: Stem2Stern: Building a Future Force of Scientists and Engineers Through Education
    Expert: Dr. Michael Kassner, director, ONR's Department of Research | Transcript
  • 11 a.m., EST, Wednesday, Oct. 27
    Tech Talk: FAQs About ONR’s Small Business Innovation Research Program Contracts
    Expert: Tracy Frost, program manager, ONR's Small Business Innovation Research Program | Transcript
  • CHANGED: 11 a.m., EST, Thursday, Nov. 4
    Tech Talk: Directed Energy in Maritime Environments
    Expert: Quentin Saulter, program manager,ONR's  Directed Energy Program

WHERE: Your nearest Internet-enabled computer or mobile handheld device.

CONTACT: Peter Vietti, ONR Corporate Strategic Communications; (703) 696-5031; onrcsc@onr.navy.mil

Office of Naval Research
Corporate Strategic Communications
Phone: (703) 696-5031
Fax: (703) 696-5940
E-mail: onrcsc@onr.navy.mil

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