DOD STEM LEADS IN TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

DoD provides learning opportunities from elementary school through graduate school to inspire and cultivate a diverse pool of exceptional STEM talent. DoD programs connect STEM education in the classroom to the excitement, skills, and challenges that come with safeguarding our country.

SMART Scholar retention

81
SMART Scholars still employed by DoD after service commitment.

STEM skills requirement

80
Jobs that will require STEM skills in the next decade.

Scientist & Engineer Employment

46
The DoD employs nearly half of scientists and engineers in the Federal government.

How we support STEM

 

Jan 1, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
AEOP College Qualified Leaders (CQL)
Sep 1, 2016 to Dec 15, 2016
SMART Scholarship Application Period
Nov 1, 2016 to Jan 31, 2017
AFRL Scholars
Dec 1, 2016 to Feb 28, 2017
High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP)

Role Models

Now more than ever, the defense of the nation hinges on creativity, imagination, and problem-solving skills. It takes exceptional people to insure that U.S. military forces maintain their edge in a volatile, uncertain global environment. 

We’re a diversified team: physicists, materials scientists, chemists...we also have an Army researcher who’s a mechanical engineer. It's a very collaborative environment.

MATERIALS SCIENTIST NICK JONES, Ph.D.