Introducing DoD STEM students, alumni, educators, professionals, and mentors.

Meet some of DoD STEM Alumni and Professionals who are making impacts through the STEM fields in our communities, and even the world!

From a student in Kentucky who wondered how planes fly to an intern in California who wanted to “work on ground-breaking technologies that could change the course of history,” DoD STEM, its partner programs and affiliates offer the perfect platform for motivated individuals to explore a dream career.

Explore video interviews and articles about people from a diverse cross-section of America who all have one thing in common: their curiosity has led them to study or build a career in STEM.

Meet STEM Professionals and Alumni


researchers who have received Nobel Prizes were supported by the DoD.

There are nearly


DoD STEM Professionals.
Dr. Abigail Juhl
Dr. Abigail Juhl
Materials Research Engineer, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
Dr. Bryn Adams
Dr. Bryn Adams
Synthetic Biologist and Environmental Microbiologist, DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory

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DoD STEM–sponsored teams at 2022 FIRST Championship in Houston

“DoD STEM is proud to sponsor the largest number of FIRST teams, nearly 1,500 in the 2021-2022 season, and is grateful for all of the DoD professionals, scientists, and engineers who volunteer as coaches and mentors to build the future of STEM!”

Louie Lopez
Director, DoD STEM

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Student Innovators Develop Robots to Solve Technological Challenges

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST®) enthusiasts came back strong at the FIRST in-person championship in two years. Student teams used technology to build robots that help solve transportation challenges, including remotely operated vehicles and autonomous delivery systems.

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