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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, is the gateway to a world of wonder. U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) STEM professionals work at the leading edge of our nation’s most advanced technological breakthroughs. STEM is our future.


Participate in STEM

DoD STEM supports a wide variety of activities including after-school programs, competitions, and internships for students and professional development and training for educators. Learn about upcoming STEM opportunities in your area or online.

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DoD STEM partners with organizations nationwide to offer resources for students, parents, educators, mentors, and more! From math clubs to robotics competitions, the Explore section has something for everyone interested in STEM.

Find DoD STEM & STEM Partners

DoD STEM partners offer a broad range of instructional aides, activities and events to make learning STEM fun and exciting.

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Video Library

Check out videos of DoD STEM professionals as they explore scientific and technical efforts at DoD laboratories nationwide.

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STEM professionals and alumni who are making an impact through STEM.

Meet STEM Professionals & Alumni

Rachel Seevers
Rachel Seevers
Student and Researcher, Harvard University
Karrin Felton
Karrin Felton
Chemical Engineer and Program Manager, DoD SMART Scholarship for Service Program

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I’ve realized that showing students the interconnectedness of the different parts of STEM is just as important as focusing on any one area, such as chemistry or biology.

Jonté Lee

Calvin Coolidge High School Physics and Chemistry Teacher

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Spotlight: DoD STEM Teacher Ambassador Jonté Lee

Jonté Lee, a chemistry and physics teacher and DoD STEM Ambassador from Washington, DC, moved his chemistry lab to his home for online instruction during the pandemic. His informative and fun weekly lessons from his kitchen have caught on with not only his students but with others across the country.

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About DoD STEM

DoD STEM supports hands-on learning opportunities, teacher enrichment, scholarships, internships and fellowships to inspire and cultivate a diverse pool of exceptional STEM talent. As the government’s largest employer of STEM professionals, the U.S. Department of Defense is committed to increasing the pipeline of candidates qualified for technical careers.

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There are nearly300,000DoD STEM Professionals
60,000+of DoD STEM Professionals work in over 200 DoD Laboratories and Centers