Athena: Maximizing Collaborative Research


Developed to better apply the on-going research by operationally experienced Marines at the Naval Postgraduate School, Athena is an online collaborative research tool that allows researchers, sponsors, and leaders across the Naval Education Enterprise to access and query information currently stored in numerous separate databases. By connecting NPS students and faculty with research topics that the Navy or other branch has identified as important, Athena furthers NPS' mission of timely research in support of our nation's defense. The platform also allows for researchers across Naval education to connect when their research coincides.

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Dr. Blanken recently co-authored an article for War on the Rocks discussing the potential of maker-spaces in support of partner nations. The informal workshops emphasize knowledge sharing, experimentation, and the use of technological tools that have low barriers to entry. Read more


NPS Events


Hall of Fame Induction

Following the SGL with ADM Haney, VADM Edward Moore Jr., USN Retired, was inducted into the Naval Postgraduate School Hall of Fame. Former commander of the Carl Vinson Task Group and Cruiser-Destroyer Group 3 as well as the first African American commander of an Aegis cruiser, VADM Moore holds a degree in Management from NPS. He was Vice President for Anteon, and later General Dynamics Information Technology after retiring from the Navy. He continues to serve by volunteering with homeless veterans and youth and on several boards of directors. Read more.


February Virtual SGL

On February 16, NPS will present it's next Virtual SGL featuring Dr. William Phillips. Dr. Phillips received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1997 for the development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light. He will speak to the NPS community about recent reforms in the International System of Units (SI) and how they relate to the field of meteorology. Read more.

Read about Dr. Phillips Nobel Prize work.


Essay Contest

The NPS Foundation/U.S. Naval Institute Annual Essay Contest is open to NPS students, faculty, and staff. The contest encourages writing for publication and critical thinking among students, faculty, and staff at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Essays should be based on thesis, research, or operational experience that best advances the military profession. For more details, please visit or view the flyer.


NPS Teaching & Learning Commons


NPS has been in almost complete distance learning for almost a full year. The move to virtual instruction was a swift one during the winter and spring quarters last year. The Teaching and Learning Commons has worked hard to support faculty and students and recently issued their annual report. Read more.

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New Trustees


 Jim Carey

Jim Carey is a Senior Principal of Stone Point Capital and a member of the Investment Committees of the Trident Funds. He is a graduate of Boston College Law School and holds and M.B.A. from Duke University. Read more.


Julie Roth

Julie Roth is a Wealth Manager at Monterey Private Wealth. She retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service in acquisitions and international relations. Read more.



A reminder for students who have arrived at NPS since March 2020. Stop by the foundation cottage to pick up a Trident Room mug as our welcome gift to you. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons (12 to 4) and all day Tuesday and Friday (9 to 4).



Did You Know? You Can Buy a Brick on our "Pathway to the Future"


The "Pathway to the Future" project started in 2002 as a fundraiser for the NPS Foundation. The marble bricks are located on Menneken Loop at the end of Spanagel Hall on the NPS Campus.

Make your mark on the NPS campus with a custom brick on our “Pathway to the Future.” These bricks serve as memorials for parents, grandparents, and colleagues, or a way to honor special events, people, and family members. For $100, it’s a unique, lasting way to remember and mark your connection to NPS.

*NPS students and alumni can purchase a brick at the discounted price of $75.

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Online Shopping Supports NPSAAF


When you order through Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5 percent of your purchase price to the NPS Foundation! Visit and search for "Naval Postgraduate School Foundation" before you place your order.

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Did you know you can buy a wide variety of NPS gear online? Whether you're a student, alumnus, family member, community member, or just want an item to represent your connection to NPS, we have plenty to choose from. Support the NPS Foundation while you shop polos, jackets, t-shirts, baby onesies, hats, ties, and much more. In-store pick-up available for local orders.

The shop is now open Monday through Friday from noon to 4:00 PM. Questions about the shop or the merchandise available? Please contact Peacock Shop Manager Karen Woodson

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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. Thank you for your generosity!