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, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
AEOP College Qualified Leaders (CQL)
Jan 31, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
SMART Scholarship Application Period
May 1, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017
StellarXplorers
Jun 1, 2017 to Sep 1, 2017
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG)
Jul 24, 2017 to Jul 30, 2017
2017 International RoboSub Competition
Aug 1, 2017 to Aug 6, 2017
Seafair Fleet Week
Sep 15, 2017 to Sep 17, 2017
NAS Oceana Air Show - Outdoor STEM Laboratory
Oct 2, 2017 to Oct 9, 2017
San Francisco Fleet Week

STEM 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.