Sol Sector Command – Focus on the Sciences

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From: Rear Admiral Jeremy Bergdorff, Director

In keeping with the grand tradition of staying within the canonized Star Trek, The Science and Research Division of Starfleet Sol Sector Command will forever be located and associated with the “Daystrom Institute” also known as the Daystrom Research Institute, Daystrom Institute of Technology, and Daystrom Technological Institute.

The Science and Research Division of SSSC with be headquartered at the Daystrom Institute and all fictional roleplaying that takes place will also be associated with the Daystrom Institute.

A little background and history on the Institute as it pertains to Star Trek with credit to Memory Alpha:

The Daystrom Institute was considered a department within Starfleet. The Institute was named after and likely founded by Doctor Richard Daystrom, who invented the duotronic computer and attempted unsuccessfully to create the first multitronic computer. The institute employed both Starfleet personnel and civilians who were scientific and research specialists in their fields of study. The movement of Starfleet personnel in and out of this organization was governed by the Starfleet Transfer Regulations. The institute was divided into divisions (for example, the Cybernetics Division). (TOS: “The Ultimate Computer”; TNG: “The Measure Of A Man”, “Booby Trap”, “Data’s Day” okudagrams)

The Daystrom Institute existed in 2256. At this point, it housed a classified database that potentially contained information on more lifeforms than the Federation database. (DIS: “Choose Your Pain”)

The Institute published two periodicals, the Journal of Daystrom Institute and the Daystrom Institute Journal. On stardate 41039, two physicists working at the Institute, Payne and Miller, investigated the spontaneous transformation of tachyons. Their findings supported the hypothesis that tachyon propagation can be described by hybrid-classical interpretations of sub-quantum mechanics. (TNG: “Redemption II” display graphic)

In 2364, the Institute was developing a tomographic imaging scanner capable of multiphasic resolution. By 2370, this device was standard equipment aboard the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG: “All Good Things…”)

The Institute had several colleges including the Daystrom Institute of Technology, which was located on Mars. It was attended by Leah Brahms, who earned a Doctor of Theoretical Physics and wrote the thesis Higher Order Warp Field Propulsion Applications. Upon graduation, as a research assistant for the Institute, she developed protocols for measuring higher order subspace distortions and wrote articles for Scientific Tasmanian. After working at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards for several years, she became a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Institute of Technology. (TNG: “Booby Trap” display graphic)

With that information in mind our courses developed for the academy will be labeled as such for each pertinent topic. For example the Daystrom Institute of Technology will be labeled on our courses if they pertain to the technology area.

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