STEM Blog

Dr. Joseph B. Lyons from the Air Force Research Laboratory, 711 Human Performance Wing, Human Trust and Interaction Branch, was recently honored as the 2017 third quarter winner of the Department of Defense (DoD) Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter Award. Lyons was recognized for his outstanding and distinguished accomplishments in the areas of human machine interaction and trust.

Air Force Technical Sergeant Honored as DoD STEM Advocate

Technical Sergeant Joshua Leopardi from the 1st Air and Space Test Squadron, 30th Space Wing, US Air Force, was recently honored as the 2017 third quarter winner of the Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Outreach Advocate of the Quarter Award. Leopardi was recognized for demonstrating exemplary STEM education and outreach advocacy in his local community, the Central Coast area of California, in support of the Department’s STEM mission to inspire the next generation of young Americans.

Science, Technology, and Innovation - Science Sticks with STIx!

Science is everywhere in the world around us and is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important; however, many people may not know that the origins of some of today’s most popular technologies, including the internet, Global Positioning System, and even duct tape were created by the Department of Defense (DoD).

CNR Concept Challenge - Enhancing Existing Thermal-Imaging Capabilities

The Department of Defense Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholar, Dr. Ben Conley, a PhD from the 2011 Cohort sponsored by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane within the Electro-Optic Technology Division of the Special Warfare and Expeditionary Systems Department, was one of the Chief of Naval Research (CNR) Concept Challenge awardees at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Naval Future Force S&T Expo. NSWC Crane is responsible for multi-domain, multi-spectral, full life cycle support of technologies and system enhancing capability of today’s warfighter.

Next Generation STEM Scientists and Engineers

Middle and high school students from around the world who share a common passion for solving complex real-world problems gathered together to compete in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology’s 2017 Festival of Champions held in Manchester, New Hampshire, on July 29, 2017.

SMART Scholarship for Cyber Security

Luka Gleba, a third-year senior undergraduate at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), was recently awarded a Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship by the Department of Defense (DoD).

SMART Scholarship Program

Dr. Matthew Munson, a Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship awardee, has joined the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce to help meet the Department’s mission of the advancement and acceleration of scientific and technological innovations.

Brittany Webb, a 2012-2013 Science, Engineering & Apprentice Program (SEAP) intern with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL), was recently awarded a Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship by the Department of Defense (DoD).

STEM Education and Outreach Advocate of the Quarter Award

The Department of Defense (DoD) honored Dr. Rose A. Pesce-Rodriguez from the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Weapons and Materials Directorate, Energetic Materials Science Branch, as the 2017 second quarter winner of the DoD Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Outreach Advocate of the Quarter Award.

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X-STEM - presented by the Department of Defense (DoD) - is an extreme STEM symposium for middle through high school students featuring interactive presentations by an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to empower and inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.