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dc.contributor.authorShearer, Robert
dc.contributor.authorWhitaker, Lyn
dc.dateSeptember 2012
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-13T17:29:09Z
dc.date.available2016-06-13T17:29:09Z
dc.date.issued2012-09
dc.identifier.citationShearer and Whitaker: Theory Applied—Experience Tours at the Naval Postgraduate School INFORMS Transactions on Education 13(1) (September 2012), pp. 28–30en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/48928
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/ited.1120.0094en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Operations Research Department at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California educates analysts who are fully capable of conducting independent analytical studies of military problems. Significant to this education is an opportunity to apply theory from the classroom to a problem from the real world. Halfway through the two year program, each student is encouraged to participate in a three to six week experience tour at a Department of Defense (DoD) analytical organization. During this tour students obtain hands-on experience working military operations research problems alongside experienced analysts. They also identify a thesis topic for follow-on research when they return to the NPS. Faculty members supervise the students’ thesis research during the remainder of their time in Monterey. The theses are more than just a graduation requirement, some result in publications in refereed journals and most solve pressing problems for the DoD. We recognize that the unique set of circumstances here at NPS makes this all possible but hold strongly to the idea that applied experience is essential to our graduates and that aspects of our program are exportable to civilian universities.en_US
dc.format.extent3 p.en_US
dc.publisherINFORMSen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleTheory Applied--Experience Tours at the Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research (OR)en_US
dc.subject.authorexperience touren_US
dc.subject.authorthesisen_US
dc.subject.authordeveloping analytical skillsen_US
dc.subject.authorteaching with projectsen_US


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