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STEM Education and Outreach Advocate of the Quarter Award

The Department of Defense (DoD) honored Dr. Rose A. Pesce-Rodriguez from the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Weapons and Materials Directorate, Energetic Materials Science Branch, as the 2017 second quarter winner of the DoD Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Outreach Advocate of the Quarter Award.

DoD STEM provides STEM education resources for students, parents, and teachers.

X-STEM - presented by the Department of Defense (DoD) - is an extreme STEM symposium for middle through high school students featuring interactive presentations by an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to empower and inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Air Force STEM supports StellarXplorers

Ten national finalist teams representing schools and other organizations from Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Oregon, Texas and Kaiserslautern (Germany) competed in the StellarXplorers III National Finals.

Carderock’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) student outreach

More than 200 students from 32 local middle schools came to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division on March 24 to compete in the eighth annual Carderock Math Contest (CMC).

Science Works! is a virtual field trip for students and lifelong learners of all ages to see how Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts are not just important in school, but can also lead to fun and fulfilling careers.

Science Works! "Defending with Science" originally aired on Friday, 24 February, 2017 on the Science Channel. Science Works!, is a new TV series debuting this month during Science Channel's "Rise and SCI" block on weekday mornings.

DoD Scientists and Researchers Earn High Honors

Today, President Obama named 102 scientists and researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Diversity and Inclusion is a Priority in the DoD

The Department of Defense (DOD) has multiple approaches that involve strategic methods in which they promote diversity and inclusion in their workforce. Many of the implicit individual bias targeted programs are addressed in the DOD’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Strategic Plan 2012- 2017(1), which emphasizes the President’s Executive Order 13583--directing Executive Departments to develop and implement D&I strategies in human resource components.

DoD scientists

The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced a new competition for the "Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship" in a recent Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (N00014-16-R-FO12) on www.grants.gov.

STEM Advocate Award Winners

An electric and entertaining duo of Navy scientists were honored on June 27 as the 2016 third quarter winners of the Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Outreach Advocate of the Quarter Award.

STEM education and outreach

The Department of Defense (DoD) has been highly engaged with STEM education and outreach for several years. In fact, it is in our Department’s best interest to expose our young Americans to the wonders of DoD science and technology—that 10th grader who interns at one of our elite laboratories could be the next DoD STEM professional.