National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology (NIUVT)

The National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technologies is a university-industry partnership that collaborates with the Navy to advance the capabilities of the next generation US undersea fleet by training innovative workforce and by accelerating the research, development, and transition of key enabling technologies.

This is a partnership between the University of Connecticut (UConn), University of Rhode Island (URI) and General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) to enhance performance and reduce costs of the shipbuilding process while insuring that advanced technologies are implemented into the next generation and next platform of undersea vehicles. NIUVT builds upon the experience and expertise of EB, UConn and URI to engage in research, technology transition, and workforce development.


The NIUVT is located at the UConn Avery Point campus, in close proximity to the naval submarine base in Groton, Connecticut, as well as to Electric Boat’s facilities in Connecticut and Rhode Island, UConn and URI main campuses, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, the Naval War College, and approximately 600 naval supply chain companies.


Professors Arun Shukla (URI) and Richard Christenson (UConn) are the co-directors of the institute.

For further information and immediate inquiries, please refer to the official website of the institute.


University of Connecticut
Avery Point Campus
1084 Shennecossett Road
Groton, Connecticut 06340
Phone: +1 (860) 405-9000


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Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC)

The Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) cultivates a world-class naval engineering workforce through student participation in project-based research conducted at colleges and universities.  Directed by NAVSEA Warfare Center headquarters and implemented at ten Divisions across the country, NEEC projects target the Navy’s most relevant technology needs.

The three primary objectives of NEEC are to:

  • Acquire academic research results and products to resolve Naval technology challenges
  • Hire college graduates with Naval engineering research and development (R&D) experience into the NAVSEA workforce (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PHD degrees)
  • Develop/continue exceptional working relationships with Naval engineering colleges, universities, professors & academics

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