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WSU hosting national security research conference Sept. 13-14

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is hosting the DARPA Forward conference on its Pullman campus Sept. 13-14. The conference is designed to connect leaders of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency with the Pacific Northwest’s research communities to energize regional and national innovation, fuel breakthroughs in national security, and help deliver the U.S. technological advantage.

This conference is open to news media interested in covering either in person or via virtual webcasts. The full schedule and registration information is available online, with conference fees waived for working journalists. The registration deadlines also can be waived.

“Washington State University has a long tradition of research supporting national security and we’re honored DARPA selected our Pullman campus to host this important gathering of top research scientists,” said WSU Vice President for Research Chris Keane. “This is an opportunity for the Pacific Northwest’s science and technology community to come together and demonstrate the strength and breadth of the region’s experience.”

The conference, one of six being held at research universities nationwide, will feature keynote speakers, poster sessions, panels, plenary sessions, networking roundtables, lightning talks, and program demonstrations. A wide range of topics will be discussed, including using data to maintain vigilance, resilient power grids, quantum computing, optimizing performance related to sleep patterns, hardening supply chain networks for the future, and autonomous vehicle enhancements.

More information about the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency can be found online.

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