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.

RISE Lab: Autonomous Swarm Parking

The Robotics and Intelligent Systems Engineering (RISE) Laboratory researches the use of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence to optimize workload and increase the productivity of fleet personnel.

The RISE Lab also tests autonomous and semi-autonomous SE and information technologies, and is currently looking at ways to use robotics to move ordnance across carrier flight decks, lay down matting for expeditionary airfields, and move equipment in carrier hangar bays.

Resource Type: Video

Component: Navy

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

SEAP is an 8-week high school apprenticeship opportunity at one of nearly 25 naval laboratories or warfare centers. Accepted students gain real-world, hands-on experience and research skills while being introduced to the Navy and Marine Corps science and technology environment. Please refer to the program website listed below for additional information, including details about potential stipends and benefits, if applicable.

Resource Type: Student Opportunities, Program

Component: Navy

Seabee Diver Lynn Rodriguez

In this video, active duty Navy Seabee diver Chief Construction Electrician Lynn Rodriguez discusses her job as a Seabee diver including the challenges of being a woman in her chosen profession. In the video, which included photographs of actual dives, she discusses her path to joining the Navy and her experiences in the Navy. Highly recommended for women interested in a Navy career.

Resource Type: Video, STEM Careers

Component: Navy

Seabee Ingenuity

In this video, active duty Navy Seabees discuss the “can-do” spirit and the need for ingenuity and creativity to accomplish their mission. Included is a story with an animated video showing how Seabees converting a flatbed truck into a sniper platform. Highly recommended for anyone considering a career in the Seabees.

Resource Type: Video, STEM Careers

Component: Navy

Seabee Navy Reserve John Austin

In this video Seabee reserve Perry Officer Austin, an architect, discusses his motivation to become an enlisted Seabee reservist and several of his rewarding experience. In addition, he discusses the training and benefits he receives as a reservist. Highly recommended for anyone interested in joining the navy reserves.

Resource Type: Video, STEM Careers

Component: Navy

Seabee Reflections: WWII to the Present

In this video a multigenerational, diverse group of current and former Navy Seabees discuss the mission of Seabees and the pride of being a Seabee. They discuss their mottos of “we build, we fight” Seabees “can-do”. Highly recommended for anyone considering a career in the Navy Seabees.

Resource Type: Video, STEM Careers

Component: Navy

Seaperch NJ Regional and International Winning Team

SeaPerch is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program coordinated by the Office of Naval Research, which challenges students to construct and compete an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle, more commonly known as a robot. Each year, students are given a different challenge for their underwater robot to complete, allowing for returning teams to work toward a new goal and new teams to join in easily. We try to explain to them they are creating a minicompany and supporting the Navy. We're asking them to build an underwater robot for us, here are the requirements and here are the challenges. This video gives you a glimpse into the Thomas E. Harrington Middle School in Mount Laurel (Burlington County) Seaperch Team who won first place in the middle school category at Regionals. They then went on to compete in the International SeaPerch Competition and also won first place.

Resource Type: Video, Competition

Component: Navy

Sediment Demo

Joe Calantoni from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory performs a tabletop demonstration to explain the physics of munitions burial in underwater environments. As water waves grow large during storms they generate momentary failure of the sand bed. The physics of granular sorting determines whether munitions will bury or rise to the surface.

Resource Type: Video

Component: Navy

Sediment Overview

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Sediment Dynamic Section’s mission is to make predictions of the subaqueous environment for the Navy and exploit these predictions to improve underwater acoustic communications, improve the ability to find buried objects and the Navy’s capacity to put troops on the beach.

Resource Type: Video

Component: Navy

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Resource Type: Event, Student Opportunities

Component: Navy