SciFest All Access

As a partner in the Defense STEM Education Consortium, the USA Science and Engineering Festival has created a free virtual expo featuring interactive STEM activities and stage shows for K-12 students, college students, educators, and families. Explore over 100 STEM resources from DoD components below.

"They Came to an Island” U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps WWII SeaBees Construction Battalions 29564

A historic video from WWII that discusses the history of the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps and the SeaBees in WWII.


Resource Type: Video

Component: Navy

Army Educational Outreach Program Educator Opportunities (K-12)

Build your STEM knowledge at Army labs; introduce your students to AEOP programs; judge a STEM competition. There's no shortage of ways to get involved. Check out our website to explore the opportunities for K-12 educators!

Resource Type: Program, Educator Opportunities

Component: Army

Army Educational Outreach Program Student Programs (K-16)

Army Educational Outreach Program's (AEOP) student opportunities are designed to spark interest in STEM and clear the path to fulfilling STEM studies and careers. Check out our website to explore the opportunities for students in K through college!

Resource Type: Program, Student Opportunities

Component: Army

Army Opens New Base Constructed by NAVFAC in Dal Molin

This article discusses the opening of a new Army base on the Dal Molin site in Vincenza, Italy constructed by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) using their contracting authority to hire private sector contractors to do the work. Watch the time lapsed video of the construction and view the virtual tour which demonstrates the technology architects have at their disposal to provide visualization of projects before they are constructed.

Resource Type: Article, Video

Component: Navy

Beyond the Call: LCDR Ken Vargas

In this video, LCDR Vargas discusses his Native American heritage and his career as an active duty Navy Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) Officer including how he came up through the ranks from enlisted to officer and the duties of his job in the CEC.

Resource Type: Video, STEM Careers

Component: Navy

Beyond the Call: LT Dalone Jenkins

In this video, LT Jenkins discusses his life and career as a Navy Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) Officer. He discusses what motivates him and his rewarding career as a CEC Officer.

Resource Type: Video, STEM Careers

Component: Navy

Build Your Own LEctenna, Get Prizes!

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory partnered with NASA to test a power beaming device on the International Space Station. You can duplicate this STEM experiment at home. Show us your LEctenna creation and you could win a prize!

Resource Type: Activity, Competition

Component: Navy

CANSAT Competition

The American Astronautical Society (AAS) has organized an annual student design-build-launch competition for space-related topics. Although similar competitions exist for other fields of engineering (robots, radio-control airplanes, racing cars, etc.), most space-related competitions are paper design competitions. While these are worthwhile, they do not give students the satisfaction of being involved with the end-to-end life cycle of a complex engineering project, from conceptual design, through integration and test, actual operation of the system and concluding with a post-mission summary and debrief. This competition fulfills that need!

Resource Type: Video, Competition

Component: Navy

Career Highlight - Computer Engineer

Learn about career opportunities at Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic! We are a Department of the Navy organization that reports directly to the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) located in San Diego, California. We employ engineers, IT specialists, computer and data scientists and a myriad of business and administrative professionals committed to supporting the warfighter and the nation.

Resource Type: Video, STEM Careers

Component: Navy

Career Highlight - Data Scientist

Learn about career opportunities at Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic! We are a Department of the Navy organization that reports directly to the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) located in San Diego, California. We employ engineers, IT specialists, computer and data scientists and a myriad of business and administrative professionals committed to supporting the warfighter and the nation.

Resource Type: Video, STEM Careers

Component: Navy