STEM Blog

Congratulations to the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Lego League (FLL) Robotics teams, Team Flash and Area 53 of Camden County Middle School in Kingsland, Georgia, who competed at the robotics competition in Waycross, Georgia on December 8, 2018!

Upcoming 2018 Science, Technology & Innovation Exchange (STIx) Announcement

The Office of the Secretary of Defense Basic Research Office will be hosting its Science, Technology, and Innovation Exchange (STIx) December 10-11, 2018 at the US Institute of Peace located in Washington, DC.

Naderi is recognized as a subject matter expert in fiber laser modeling and simulation

Dr. Shadi A. Naderi from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) was recently honored as the 2018 third quarter winner of the Department of Defense (DoD) Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter Award.

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.