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The USNA STEM Center is focused on addressing an urgent national need for more young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. USNA faculty and midshipmen provide STEM outreach to local and national communities to engage and influence students and teachers.

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Rubik's Cube Relay 2015
Last October, the University of Tokyo in Japan announced a world-wide competition to see which university has the fastest 4 speed cube solvers. The United States Naval Academy landed themselves in the top 20, with a time of 1:23.02. The... Read more
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Eagle Scout Merit Badge Jamboree
The USNA National Eagle Scouts Association and the STEM Office hosted a Merit Badge Jamboree for 673 scouts and their scout leaders on January 17, 2014. Scout groups from Maryland, along with groups from seven other... Read more
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FIRST Robotics Tournament
The United States Naval Academy's Dahlgren Hall was the site of Maryland FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier Tournaments on January 10 and 11, 2015.  Over the two days, more than 500 high school and middle school students on 51... Read more
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Medical and Dental Showcase
On December 4, 2014, nine staff members of NHC Annapolis hosted a Medical and Dental showcase at Eastport Elementary School in Annapolis, MD.  Forty kindergarten students had the opportunity to don... Read more
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MESA Day
A dedicated group of midshipmen stepped out of their own classrooms for a day to teach young children about science and engineering. On Thursday, December 4, 2014, Naval Academy faculty and midshipmen hosted a STEM day, in... Read more
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USNA/NOAA Workshop for PGCPS
The USNA STEM Office collaborated with NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) to present a two day professional development workshop titled “Engineering to Explore the Ocean” for K-12... Read more
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MESA Day
Friday, November 5, 2014 was not a typical school day for 240 assorted elementary school students gathered together from local counties and Baltimore City at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. These 4th and 5th graders... Read more
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STEM Day at GM Tech Center
U.S. Naval Academy Professors Mark Murray and Patrick Moran, along with ten midshipmen, traveled to the GM Tech Center in Warren, MI to host a STEM day on October 23, 2014 for Detroit-area high school students. One-hundred and twenty... Read more
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SeaPerch Build in Charleston
The United States Naval Academy presented a SeaPerch Build Workshop for educators and mentors, held at the West Ashley High School in Charleston, SC on October 24, 2014.  STEM faculty members from USNA, Jennifer Da Rosa and... Read more
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Girls-Only STEM Day
The USNA STEM Office hosted a Girls-Only STEM Day on Saturday, October 18, 2014, as part of an on-going effort to encourage young women to pursue education and careers in STEM. The event consisted of a full day of hands-on workshops for... Read more
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Midshipman Summer STEM Reunion
The USNA STEM Office and the Office of Admissions have hosted a Summer STEM Program for middle and high school students each year since 2008. Many past participants have now reached college-age, and some of them have gone on to enroll... Read more
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STEM Family Day
The USNA STEM Office hosted the annual STEM Family Day on Saturday, October 11, 2014. This engaging event was open to Naval Academy faculty/staff and their families, so that they could experience interactive STEM activities and explore... Read more
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NSBE Mids Bring STEM Activities to Kids at DC Public Library
On Saturday, October 4, 2014, a dedicated group of midshipmen turned a trip to the library into a hands-on STEM learning experience for a dozen excited children visiting the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library in... Read more
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Best Practices in STEM Outreach Workshop
Interest in STEM outreach comes from the heart for Naval scientists and engineers. This was apparent at the Best Practices for STEM Outreach Workshop, hosted by the United States Naval Academy and sponsored by the Office of Naval... Read more
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SET Sail Teacher Training Fall Workshop
The teachers became students for the day at the Fall SET Sail STEM Educator Training, held at USNA on Saturday, September 13, 2014. 86 K-12 teachers from 67 public and private schools in 11 counties and cities in Maryland and beyond... Read more
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Midshipmen Participate in Rubik's Cube Competition
SEPT 6- Midshipmen from the Naval Academy’s Rubik's Cube Club participated in a World Cubing Association Rubik's Cube Solving Event at River Hill High School in Clarksville, MD.  Over one hundred competitors from... Read more
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Visiting professor welds new partnerships
Commander Brad Baker, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the United States Naval Academy, recently completed a six-week stint at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as part of the Visiting Scientist Program. Read... Read more
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SET Sail STEM Educator Training Summer 2014
Each summer, the USNA STEM Office offers STEM Educator Training, SET-Sail, a week-long summer workshop for middle school and high school teachers. The workshop allows teachers the opportunity to discover, explore, and test... Read more
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Girls Tech Camp Summer 2014
Engineering is all about creating, building, and making things better. It is working in teams to solve problems facing our world today. Middle school girls had the opportunity to experience life as an engineer at the week-long Girls... Read more
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