STEM Blog

Ms. Lisa Laurendine from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) recognized with STEM Award

Ms. Lisa Laurendine from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) was recently honored as the 2018 third quarter winner of the Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Outreach Advocate of the Quarter Award.

BioBits kits are designed to be used by students and teachers with no biological training. They use simple, hands-on experiments -- some using common household fruits -- to teach concepts of synthetic and molecular biology. (Photo Credit: Courtesy photo by Wyss Institute at Harvard University)

A team of researchers funded by the Army created and designed a new resource for science teachers. BioBits™ is an educational platform for teaching synthetic biology to kindergartners through high school.

Native American K-12 students recently participated in the 2018 4th Annual Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Native American K-12 students recently participated in the 2018 4th Annual Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) K-12/Pokagon Band of Potawatomi/University of Notre Dame Summer Camp at the Jordan Hall of Science on the Notre Dame campus in July and August 2018.

DoD Laboratory University Collaboration Initiative (LUCI)  Program

Ten scientists working across Department of Defense (DoD) Laboratories were recently selected to participate in the Laboratory University Collaboration Initiative (LUCI) program. These innovative researchers will receive $600,000 over a three-year period to explore their proposed basic research ideas.

Science Works! showcases Army Innovation in four segments

The Discovery Science Channel's Science Works! program showcases the fun side of real-world STEM careers via a virtual field trip at ARL.

DoD SMART Scholarship Success Story

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.

DoD SMART Scholarship Application Portal Now Open

The Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Application Portal opened on August 1, 2018 for students to apply for the 2019 cohort. The application period closes on December 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST.

Scholars Shine at DoD SMART Symposium

A select group of Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholars from across the Department of Defense (DoD) Science & Technology Enterprise presented innovative and cutting-edge research at the annual 2018 SMART Symposium.

DoD Supports Tech Transfer

The George Linsteadt Technology Transfer Achievement Award recognizes the DoD Federal employees who have made significant accomplishments in support of the DoD Technology Transfer Program.

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.