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TATRC Participates in its 3rd Pentagon Lab Day

June 28, 2019   |  Download PDF

Team TATRC had the honor and pleasure of being a part of the third biennial Department of Defense Lab Day 2019 held at the Pentagon Courtyard hosted by the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E)) which took place on 25 April. The DoD Lab Day showcase features the innovative work performed by the scientists and engineers within the Defense Laboratory Enterprise, which includes Defense laboratories, warfare centers, and engineering centers across the world.

Key staff representing our organization at this year’s Pentagon Lab Day! From left: Ms. Samantha Hornby (BHSAI), Mr. Nate Fisher (MISL), Mr. Geoff Miller (MMSV), and then-Director COL Gina Adam.Key staff representing our organization at this year’s Pentagon Lab Day! From left: Ms. Samantha Hornby (BHSAI), Mr. Nate Fisher (MISL), Mr. Geoff Miller (MMSV), and then-Director COL Gina Adam.


A team of TATRC’s subject matter experts including Mr. Geoff Miller, Medical Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Lab Lead, Mr. Nate Fisher, Medical Intelligent Systems Lab Project Manager, and Ms. Samantha Hornby of the Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (BHSAI), were selected and on hand to exhibit all things related to medical simulation, augmented reality, medical robotics and autonomous systems, as well as the BHSAI's high-tech injury prevention and alertness monitoring with the 2B-Ready app.

Designed to showcase next-generation knowledge and materiel products from the Army, Navy and Air Force, the event featured hundreds of enlisted personnel, contractors and government employees, and served as a chance for DoD leaders to both assess the progress of current funding efforts and to identify upcoming capability gaps. The Lab Day provides a unique platform to be able to demonstrate an Army product to leaders across each service and the real benefit is in the transition of knowledge and product utility across the entire DoD.

"The entire event is really an opportunity to showcase what we do on a daily basis, and then to bring that hard work to a larger audience," said USAMRDC and Fort Detrick’s then-Commanding General, MG Barbara R. Holcomb. Team TATRC is grateful to have been selected to participate with the rest of our MRDC family in this valuable collaborative event, and we look forward to the next Pentagon Lab Day in 2021!


This article was published in the November 2019 issue of the TATRC Times.


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