STEM Blog

Maximizing Playtime with STEM Toys

This year, many Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) toys have been introduced to help develop skills such as critical thinking and spatial awareness in a fun and engaging way.

Dr. Polcawich recognized for outstanding and distinguished accomplishments in the piezoelectric microelectromechanical systems field

Dr. Ronald G. Polcawich from the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Micro & Nano Materials & Devices Branch, was recently honored as the 2017 fourth quarter winner of the DoD Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter Award.

U.S. Air Force Academy professor honored as the Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Outreach Advocate of the Quarter.

Girl Scouts of the USA Capitol Hill event

In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Palo Alto Networks held an event on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building.

USNA Hosts Girls Only STEM Day

The USNA STEM Center hosted 230 girls from Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, New York, and New Jersey middle schools and provided them with the opportunity to meet female technologists, both civilian and military faculty members, who highlighted relevant academic programs and discussed their STEM careers working on cutting-edge technology.

Air Force Research Lab Scientist Honored for Human/Machine Interaction Research

Dr. Joseph B. Lyons from the Air Force Research Laboratory, 711 Human Performance Wing, Human Trust and Interaction Branch, was recently honored as the 2017 third quarter winner of the Department of Defense (DoD) Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter Award. Lyons was recognized for his outstanding and distinguished accomplishments in the areas of human machine interaction and trust.

Air Force Technical Sergeant Honored as DoD STEM Advocate

Technical Sergeant Joshua Leopardi from the 1st Air and Space Test Squadron, 30th Space Wing, US Air Force, was recently honored as the 2017 third quarter winner of the Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Outreach Advocate of the Quarter Award. Leopardi was recognized for demonstrating exemplary STEM education and outreach advocacy in his local community, the Central Coast area of California, in support of the Department’s STEM mission to inspire the next generation of young Americans.

Science, Technology, and Innovation - Science Sticks with STIx!

Science is everywhere in the world around us and is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important; however, many people may not know that the origins of some of today’s most popular technologies, including the internet, Global Positioning System, and even duct tape were created by the Department of Defense (DoD).

CNR Concept Challenge - Enhancing Existing Thermal-Imaging Capabilities

The Department of Defense Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholar, Dr. Ben Conley, a PhD from the 2011 Cohort sponsored by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane within the Electro-Optic Technology Division of the Special Warfare and Expeditionary Systems Department, was one of the Chief of Naval Research (CNR) Concept Challenge awardees at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Naval Future Force S&T Expo. NSWC Crane is responsible for multi-domain, multi-spectral, full life cycle support of technologies and system enhancing capability of today’s warfighter.

Next Generation STEM Scientists and Engineers

Middle and high school students from around the world who share a common passion for solving complex real-world problems gathered together to compete in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology’s 2017 Festival of Champions held in Manchester, New Hampshire, on July 29, 2017.