Leadership Development, Culture, and Student Programs

We champion diversity, fairness, allyship, belonging, and thriving.

We actively cultivate an environment where our individual perspectives and identities are celebrated, not just included.
When we say, “You belong at ARL”, we mean it, and our actions reflect our commitment to that mindset.

The three prongs of the LCS hub each serve a unique purpose.

Leadership Development

We empower our leaders to achieve success and significance through training opportunities, mentorship, and active coaching.

Our leaders embody ARL’s values and instill them in the employees they manage.


We cultivate a culture where everyone at ARL can thrive. We strive to embed inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and social responsibility into everything we do.

We encourage collaboration, candor, and compassion. We demand accountability for our actions at all levels of the organization.

Student Programs

We cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative community in which the most talented and admired students leverage the scholarship, mentorship, fellowship, sponsorship, and leadership of alumni, faculty, and staff to distinctively prepare for successful and significant careers in national security.

Top talent increasingly prioritizes social justice, culture, and a sense of belonging.

Empowering our leaders with the tools they need to succeed. Providing talented students with meaningful learning opportunities. Developing a workplace culture that allows people to thrive. All of these contribute to happier, more engaged employees which benefits the Laboratory as a whole.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities.

The Pennsylvania State University does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

ARL is committed to our employee’s health and well-being by supporting Penn State initiatives, local health officials, and government leaders in preventing COVID-19 in the workplace.

Our employees whose work or research can be done remotely, from home, are doing so. We have also given the opportunity of a flexible work schedule to assist our employees who have other obligations to consider. For those whose work or research requires them to be in our laboratories, offices, or on campus, we are following all protocols necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including mandatory mask training, strict safety procedures, and a network of contacts for reporting any ill-feeling symptoms.

As new employees join our workforce, the above guidelines apply. 

You can be confident that we will maintain our vigilant enforcement of all COVID-19 protocols in our workplace to ensure the health and safety of everyone.

Our strength comes from our people… we are a diverse group of professionals who hail from all over this great Nation, with all kinds of experience and expertise. As a team, we will get through this together with patience, diligence, vigilance, and resilience.