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.

Interview with Deputy Public Works Officer Frank Mulcahy

Mr. Mulcahy is the civilian Deputy Public Works Officer for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, one of the Navy’s primary Aviation Electronic Warfare Centers. In the interview, Mr. Mulcahy discusses his career path and his experiences as a public works professional.

Resource Type: Video, STEM Careers

Component: Navy

Interview with Navy Civil Engineer Corps Public Works Officer CDR Leppard

CDR Leppard, an active duty Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) officer and Public Works Officer for Naval Base Kitsap, WA, one of the largest US Navy installations in the world, is interviewed for national Public Works week. In the interview, he discusses why he chose this career path, what a public works officer does and some challenges of the job.

Resource Type: Video, STEM Careers

Component: Navy

Interview with Navy Civil Engineer Corps Public Works Officer CDR Nevin

CDR Nevin, an active duty Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) officer and Public Works Officer for Naval Station Everett, WA, is interviewed for national public works week. In the interview, he discusses why he chose this career path, what a public works officer does and some challenges of the job.

Resource Type: Video, STEM Careers

Component: Navy

Jay Howson: Alpha Radiation

Alpha radiation can't make you the Hulk, but it is still pretty cool! Explore alpha radiation and see some cool effects using a special spark detector.

Resource Type: Video

Component: Navy

Jay Howson: Tesla Coil; It's Electric!

It's electric! Learn how electricity works by using high voltages from various tesla coils and see how the tesla coil can create music.

Resource Type: Video

Component: Navy

Joint Science and Technology Institute for High School Students (JSTI-HS) in Maryland

The Joint Science and Technology Institute for Students (JSTI-HS) is a two-week, fully-funded, residential STEM research program for current high school students in the United States and Department of Defense schools around the world. Students will participate in research projects mentored by Department of Defense research scientists and other subject matter experts. The purpose of the program is to inspire and encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, increase STEM literacy, and expose students to the importance of STEM through hands-on, relevant research.

Resource Type: Program, Student Opportunities

Component: Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Joint Science and Technology Institute for High School Teachers (JSTI-T) in Maryland

The Joint Science and Technology Institute for High School Teachers (JSTI-T) is a two-week, fully- funded, residential STEM research program for current high school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers in the United States and Department of Defense schools around the world. JSTI provides teachers with world–class laboratory research experiences with research scientists. The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities for teachers to learn new skills and conduct STEM research, to learn about new and emerging careers in STEM, and to equip teachers to take the research and innovations in STEM fields back to their classrooms to inspire and encourage the ways in which they teach and their students’ career paths.

Resource Type: Program, Educator Opportunities

Component: Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Joint Science and Technology Institute for Middle School Students (JSTI-MS) in Maryland

The Joint Science and Technology Institute for Middle School Students (JSTI-MS) is a one-week, fully-funded, residential science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research program that provides middle school students the opportunity to solve and complete STEM challenges and projects. The hands-on projects provide students with opportunities to develop problem-solving and collaboration skills. The purpose of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to solve STEM challenges while working as a member of a small team and to inspire them to become lifelong STEM learners.

Resource Type: Program, Student Opportunities

Component: Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Joint Science and Technology Institute, Albuquerque (JSTI – ABQ) for High School Students in New Mexico

The Joint Science and Technology Institute, Albuquerque (JSTI – ABQ) is a two-week, fully-funded, residential STEM research experience for current high school students and high school teachers in the western United States. Participants will engage in research projects mentored by Department of Defense, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory research scientists and other subject matter experts. The purpose of the institute is to inspire and encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, increase STEM literacy, and expose students to the importance of STEM through hands-on, relevant research.

Resource Type: Program, Student Opportunities

Component: Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Joint Science and Technology Institute, Albuquerque (JSTI – ABQ) for High School Teachers in New Mexico

The Joint Science and Technology Institute, Albuquerque (JSTI – ABQ) is a two-week, fully-funded, residential STEM research experience for current high school students and high school teachers in the western United States. Participants will engage in research projects mentored by Department of Defense, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory research scientists and other subject matter experts. The purpose of the institute is to inspire and encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, increase STEM literacy, and expose students to the importance of STEM through hands-on, relevant research.

Resource Type: Program, Educator Opportunities

Component: Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)