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)
May 15, 2016 to Nov 30, 2016
Naval Science Awards Program (NSAP)
Aug 22, 2016 to Dec 4, 2016
Science Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)
Sep 1, 2016 to Dec 2, 2016
Team America Rocketry Challenge
Oct 3, 2016 to Oct 10, 2016
San Francisco Fleet Week
Oct 17, 2016 to Oct 23, 2016
Navy Week: Houston, TX
Oct 31, 2016 to Nov 6, 2016
Navy Week: Baton Rouge, LA
Dec 11, 2016 to Dec 18, 2016
Second International Maritime RobotX Challenge

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.