U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

About U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) of the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is the Army's corporate, or central, laboratory. Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and dedicated workforce of government and private sector partners make up the largest source of world-class integrated research and analysis in the Army.

By combining its in-house technical expertise with those from academic and industry partners, ARL is able to maximize each dollar invested to provide the best technologies for our Soldiers. ARL's program consists of basic and applied research and survivability/lethality and human factors analysis. ARL also applies the extensive research and analysis tools developed in its direct mission program to support ongoing development and acquisition programs in the Army Research, Development, and Engineering Centers (RDECs), Program Executive Offices (PEOs)/Program Manager (PM) Offices, and Industry. ARL has consistently provided the enabling technologies in many of the Army's most important weapons systems.

Technology and analysis products are moved into RDECOM RDECs and to other Army, Department of Defense (DoD), government, and industry customers. The Army relies on ARL to provide the critical links between the scientific and military communities. The Laboratory must marshal internal and external science and technology assets to fulfill the requirements defined by or requested by the Soldier. Equally important, the Laboratory must assist the Army user in understanding the implications of technology on doctrine and in defining future needs of opportunities.

Mission: Discover, innovate, and transition science and technology to ensure dominant strategic land power.

Vision: The nation's premier laboratory for land forces.


Summer researcher

June 2018 - September 2018 Santa Barbara, CA
“Learning about research”

Visiting Research Assistant

June 2018 - September 2018 Los Angeles, CA
“Everything was hands on. Was always busy with different experiments from sports PPE equipment testing to body armor testing. ”
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