STEM Blog

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.

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Luka Gleba, a third-year senior undergraduate at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), was recently awarded a Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship by the Department of Defense (DoD).

A group of middle school students found themselves in an unusual place earlier this month: The White House.