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Join Our #GivingTuesday Campaign TODAY!

Today is Giving Tuesday, a national movement that focuses on giving back. Today we invite you to join in our mission and support one of our most pressing funding needs:

National security research, NPS projects that create innovation in our Department of Defense and protect our nation against emerging threats

- Student and alumni life, student clubs and alumni events that keep these leaders connected with each other and engaged in our mission

Academic initiatives, lecture series and quarterly awards that elevate the environment of scholarly excellence for our next generation of military leaders

Our goal is to receive at least 250 donations before the day is over! Will you be one of those people?

Every gift counts. Visit www.NPSFoundation.org/Give to make a secure online donation, or contact our office at 831-901-3766 to donate over the phone.

Your support is vital to maintain the highest standards and resources for NPS. When you give to the NPS Foundation, you are directly shaping our nation’s future military leaders and funding research that improves our national security. From all of us at the NPS Foundation, thank you for your generosity.

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Research Report: An inside look into the research we fund at NPS
Video Interview: Examining China's Media for Clues to Policy Objectives

Dr. Gooch's research was accepted as one of our 2019 seed projects nearly a year ago. With this initial funding, she's been able to continue her research in investigating the media's role in China's foreign affairs aspirations.

Dr. Elizabeth Gooch, an economist with the NPS Defense Resources Management Institute, recognized the wealth of information available in the Global Database of Events, Language and Tone (GDELT), a massive project to catalog the world's news and understand its connections. Partnering with interns from the computer science program at nearby California State University, Monterey Bay, Gooch set out to tap into this resource to examine how nation-state media use their news outlets to achieve foreign policy objectives. Watch the interview with Dr. Gooch.

Welcoming Four New NPS Foundation Trustees

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Alumni Association and Foundation has elected four members to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The incoming members of the board are Chris Fussell, Lisa Lapin, Scott Negri and Bill O'Donnell.

“We are excited to have these four new board members join our team of now 25 trustees," says Rich Patterson, CEO of the NPS Foundation. "Their insight, unique perspectives, and proven skills in fundraising, marketing and finance bring additional strength to our board as we continue elevating the mission of the Naval Postgraduate School."

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NPS Receives First-of-its-kind "HYCOPTER" Hydrogen Powered UAS

From UASweekly.com: NPS took delivery of the Navy’s first ever hydrogen fuel cell powered rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) on October 25. The "HYCOPTER’s" ultra-energy efficient design and open-payload bay can fly many types of sensor packages for much longer than a conventional battery powered-drone.

The HYCOPTER will be used to support a Naval Research Program project which studies the feasibility of using compressed hydrogen as a power source onboard naval platforms. In addition, HYCOPTER could be used to support future research projects that require long-endurance aerial data collection. Hydrogen fuel cell technology offers a step change in UAS productivity and widens the scope of applications that are currently limited by battery-based technologies. Read more.

Other NPS News Highlights:

NPS Researchers Lead Innovations in Phase Change Materials

Theoretical to Tactical: Veterans Turn Research into Naval Innovation

Watch the New NPS Video: An Inside Look at Our Nation's Premier Military Graduate Institution

Earlier this year, we partnered with NPSF supporter David Liskin's videography company, LMA Film and Video, to produce a new video for NPS. This four-minute glimpse into our nation's top military graduate institution includes portions of interviews with NPS President Rondeau and current NPS students and faculty members. Watch now to learn where NPS is headed in 2020!

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Are You Coming to the Grand Winter Ball on Saturday?

Did you get your tickets for our 2019 Grand Winter Ball this Saturday? We've been working on this event for months and are excited to welcome you to the premier holiday event on the Monterey Peninsula. Please don't forget to bring a photo ID in order to check in at the front gate. We'll see you this weekend for a champagne reception, dinner, live music, dancing and (as always) snow and a red carpet entrance.


650+ Alumni Join New Online Networking Platform

In October, we ran a campaign to introduce our new NPS alumni networking platform, NPS Connect, and encourage graduates to join by creating a profile. That month-long campaign garnered roughly 650 new NPS Connect users, creating significant value for our alumni through networking and mentorship opportunities. We are encouraged by this response and excited to see how the alumni association will continue to grow!


"Coffee Cohort" at the Negris' House

Last month, NPS Foundation club members, their spouses, and some of our community supporters enjoyed a breakfast buffet at Scott and Kim Negri's home in Monterey. Our trustees and supporters regularly host these "Coffee Cohort" events to interact with student members. Thanks to all who came out!

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When you give to the NPS Foundation, you help shape our nation's next generation of military leaders and fund essential defense research that protects our troops and our country. Join our Giving Tuesday campaign, or participate in end-of-year-giving through the end of the month. Thank you for your generosity!

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