Naval Surface Warfare Center - Carderock (West Bethesda, MD)

Naval Surface Warfare Center

Program Dates: June 22, 2020 - August 14, 2020

Only US citizens will be considered for positions at this lab. Dual Citizens will not be accepted.

You have to be 16 or older to participate in the program at this lab

The Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCCD) is the Navy's center of excellence for ships and submarines and their systems. Work at Carderock encompasses the fields of hydrodynamics and hydromechanics, the science and technology of ship silencing and signature control, advanced electrical and mechanical systems, advanced metallic and nonmetallic materials, ship structural design and testing, ship survivability and vulnerability and shipboard environmental quality. NSWCCD employs scientists and engineers in broad disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and computer science, electrical and mechanical engineering, naval architecture and much more. The Navy's problem areas in which we work are multidisciplinary and require a dynamic and innovative team approach.

 With unique laboratories and test facilities, large-scale land-based engineering test sites, and at-sea measurement facilities throughout the United States, Carderock has been at the forefront of technologies vital to the success of the Navy and the maritime industry for more than a century. The Division's primary locations are its headquarters in West Bethesda, Maryland and the Ship Systems Engineering Station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NSWCCD is a major component of the Naval Sea Systems Command.

Facilities include the David Taylor Model Basin, the longest towing tank facility in the Americas, where hydrodynamic evaluations are conducted on surface ships, submarines, unmanned vehicle systems, and other naval and maritime platforms.  Other facilities include water tunnels for propeller R&D, other hydrodynamic flow facilities, wind tunnels, deep ocean pressure tanks, access to high-performance computers, modern materials science and testing laboratories, and environmental quality R&D laboratories.  Detailed information is in the following paragraphs and more can be found at


For information:

Rachel Luu, , 301-227-1166