Basic Research

The Science, Technology, Innovation Exchange (STIx) is meant to communicate the big ideas, positive social impacts, and disruptive capabilities that have resulted from DoD S&T investments. This series of short videos features talks in fields of science, technology, and STEM, are presented by DoD and DoD sponsored participants, from across the Department and that span careers from graduate students to senior researchers.


These in-depth stories were developed to raise awareness about the importance of Defense laboratories, engineering centers, and warfare centers as unique catalysts for innovation as well as showcase the critical work they perform. By sharing stories about the people and institutions behind science and technology, DoD STEM aims to increase interest in STEM careers.


Maintaining the workforce of today, while building the workforce of 2040

The need for increasing interest and appreciation for the STEM disciplines is required for the US to maintain its continued lead in the global market. This is of great importance for the DoD, where hiring US citizens is required. For this reason, the Picatinny STEM office was established over 10 years ago to identify, nurture, recruit, and retain Science and Engineering (S&E) professionals.

Military Branch: 
DoD Supported
Subject Area: 
Applied Science, Engineering, Formal Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Social Science, Technology