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Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Welcomes DoD STEM Ambassadors to West Bethesda

Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Welcomes DoD STEM Ambassadors to West Bethesda

WEST BETHESDA, Md – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division opened its gates in West Bethesda, Maryland, to Department of Defense (DoD) science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) Ambassadors on Feb. 22, 2024. The DoD STEM Ambassadors Program consists of high-performing educators around the country and provides them with a unique, enriching opportunity to create and curate new STEM learning resources for students nationwide. Additionally, the program is executed by the TGR Foundation, a DoD STEM Education Consortium Partner, with emphasis on supporting committed educators working with students who have been historically underrepresented in STEM.

“These teachers are influencers in their communities and with their students,” Kathleen Miranda said, a program officer in the Naval STEM Coordination Office. “We want to teach them more about our resources and programs that are available to them, and have them bring that home to their local communities.”

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Merging generations: Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, partners, to host first middle school robotics innovation challenge

Merging generations: Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, partners, to host first middle school robotics innovation challenge

DAHLGREN, Va. – Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) and its partners are expanding the innovation challenges from college and high school students and industry professionals to the next generation of scientists and engineers – middle schoolers.

“NSWCDD has world class scientists and engineers who are passionate about the work they do in support of the warfighter and want to share it with the younger generations through our STEM program,” said Melissa Smith, the division’s Acting Chief Technology Officer. “We are building a talent pipeline as we watch them work together.”

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Building Young STEM Professionals: U.S. Navy’s SSP Outreach Teams Cultivate Talent during FIRST Robotics Events Nationwide

Building Young STEM Professionals: U.S. Navy’s SSP Outreach Teams Cultivate Talent during FIRST Robotics Events Nationwide

Washington Navy Yard – Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Outreach teams are hard at work developing, training, and mentoring young STEM professionals in schools across the nation in 2024.

January was filled with development opportunities for children in classrooms spanning the country—from the Nation’s Capital all the way to Colorado—and SSP’s STEM outreach teams partnered with teachers during multiple “FIRST Robotics” build season kickoff events.

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Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) helps to provide learning opportunities for students enrolled in Kitsap County public schools

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) helps to provide learning opportunities for students enrolled in Kitsap County public schools

BREMERTON, Wa. – Kitsap County is home to more than 277,000 people, approximately 19 percent of whom are under the age of 18. This creates a high community demand for quality education and engagement opportunities geared toward elementary and high school students. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility recently provided enrichment and learning opportunities for local fifth grade students from Silver Ridge Elementary School through STEM Days, at the Puget Sound Navy Museum in Bremerton. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

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Enchanting Debut: NAVFAC Northwest Unveils STEM Program, Brings Science and Engineering Activities to ‘Once Upon a STEAM’ Event for K-5 Students

Enchanting Debut: NAVFAC Northwest Unveils STEM Program, Brings Science and Engineering Activities to ‘Once Upon a STEAM’ Event for K-5 Students

BOTHELL, Wa. – NAVFAC Northwest launched its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program, with an inaugural “Once Upon a STEAM” fairytale-themed Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) community event held at Woodside Elementary School in Bothell, WA, on Nov. 30.

Volunteers from NAVFAC Northwest joined a diverse array of participants, including public and private enterprises, collegiate academia, high school robotics programs, and coding companies, among others whose booths featured interactive but fast-paced STEM-related activities tailored for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. 

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Student tours highlight STEM-related career paths at NUWC Division, Keyport

Student tours highlight STEM-related career paths at NUWC Division, Keyport

KEYPORT, Wa. – Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport welcomed nearly 40 students from Central Kitsap High School for tours of several command facilities, Dec. 8, as part of its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics outreach program.

Sam De Lano, outreach coordinator for NUWC Division, Keyport’s STEM outreach program, said the goal of the tours was to foster interest in STEM-related careers among young people in the region.

“I think it’s important to expose students at this age to as many technical opportunities as possible so they can begin to formalize their ideas of what they want to be when they grow up,” said De Lano.

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Under The Sea: Students and Robotics at Seaperch

Under The Sea: Students and Robotics at Seaperch

Outside the University of Maryland’s (UMD) recreation center, teams of students laugh and talk excitedly with one another. Once inside, though, discussions are limited to commands and instructions for students competing in RoboNation’s International SeaPerch Challenge, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

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STEM Celebration: DoN Promotes Student Outreach at Navy League STEM Expo

STEM Celebration: DoN Promotes Student Outreach at Navy League STEM Expo

ARLINGTON, Va.—Science and technology enthusiasts were treated to a day of educational fun at the recent Navy League STEM Expo, held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

The free event gave local students the opportunity to engage and be inspired by all things STEM — or science, technology, engineering and math. It also enabled them to learn about the newest iteration of the Naval Horizons student essay contest — organized by the Department of the Navy’s (DoN) Naval STEM Coordination Office, located at the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

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Prize-Winning Prose: Naval STEM Launches New Version of Naval Horizons Essay Contest

Prize-Winning Prose: Naval STEM Launches New Version of Naval Horizons Essay Contest

The Department of the Navy’s (DoN) Naval STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) program has gone live with the newest iteration of its Naval Horizons student essay contest for high school and college students.

Naval Horizons is a STEM educational video series from the DoN’s Naval STEM Coordination Office, located at the Office of Naval Research (ONR). It is a collection of more than 45 videos highlighting scientists and engineers, including active-duty military personnel, working within the DoN. It aims to broaden the awareness of real-world science and technology challenges facing the Navy and Marine Corps today and help illuminate the many pathways to STEM careers.

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