STEM Blog

DoD STEM Team Kell Robotics Inducted into FIRST Hall Of Fame

The Kell Robotics team of Kennesaw Georgia is a group of high school students that participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is the world’s largest after-school student serving organization that inspires students of all ages to gain a greater appreciation for STEM and to pursue STEM career opportunities.

SMART supports students pursuing STEM degrees

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the DoD upon degree completion.

More than 220 students from over 30 regional schools participated in STEM event

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) hosted its ninth annual Carderock Math Contest (CMC), in West Bethesda, Md., on April 13, 2018. More than 220 students from over 30 regional schools participated in this science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach event by showcasing their mathematical talents in a series of individual and team MATHCOUNTS-style tests.

MDA and UAH share STEM concepts with students

Students at Akers School were treated to seminars by engineers from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) on March 22, as a part of the school’s annual College & Career Night.

Join DoD STEM at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

The Department of Defense Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (DoD STEM) Office is preparing to participate in its 4th USA Science and Engineer Festival on April 6th – 9th at the Washington D.C. Convention Center. The DoD is excited to participate in its 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival and to showcase the many talented STEM professionals and their accomplishments.

STARBASE Wright-Patt Program Manager Receives President's Award

STARBASE Wright-Patt program manager, Jason Streiff, was the recipient of the 2018 President’s Award from the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Southwest Region during the OSBA Southwest Regional Conference on March 13, 2018.

Dr. Richard Sciotti from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC) is honored as the 2018 first quarter winner of the Department of Defense (DoD) Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter Award.

Dr. John DiCecco is DoD STEM Advocate of the Quarter

Dr. John DiCecco from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport Undersea Warfare (USW) Weapons, Vehicles, and Defensive Systems Department is honored as the 2018 first quarter winner of the Department of Defense (DoD) Scientist, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Advocate of the Quarter Award.

How the Navy is Preparing Drones for the Future

The team of scientists and engineers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) located in Washington D.C. keep breaking their own records as they take lessons from past prototypes to build new autonomous systems to expand the capabilities and options available to the warfighter.

Battling the Military’s Most Ancient Foe by Nurturing Gut Bacteria

When soldiers deploy to different parts of the world, they must contend with many different threats and challenges. Combat comes to many people’s minds when they think of the hardships of deployment, but another major problem soldiers face is the unwanted encounter of getting sick from bacteria or other pathogens in food or water.