Mid-Continent

Spanning 14 states and with over 100 federal laboratories and facilities connecting the heartland of America, the Mid-Continent Region is the largest of the six FLC regions. Laboratories in the Mid-Continent Region perform cutting-edge research for agencies that include the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), and Department of Agriculture (USDA), to name a few.


Numerous technologies transferred from the Mid-Continent Region have been leveraged to address societal needs, promote economic development and growth, and enhance U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace. Get to know the FLC Mid-Continent regional laboratories and successes by exploring the site to learn about the activities, programs, and events it has to offer.

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Gen. John Campbell, then Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army looks on as U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and Dr. Mark Emmert, president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, sign the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement for the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance. The official CRADA signing took place in May 2014 at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. (Photo credit: Army Medicine).

Success Stories

Comparison of simulated liquid nickel breakup by argon atomization gas (a) and experimental liquid nickel gas atomization spray high speed video frame (b).

A titanium bolt and the corresponding amount of titanium powder necessary to create it.