News from the STEM Office  

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    MESA Day

    On Thursday, December 4, 2014, Naval Academy faculty and midshipmen hosted a STEM day, in collaboration with Maryland Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MD MESA).

    Posted on: Dec 05, 2014 by Sarah Durkin 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 educators, held at the William Schmidt Environmental Center in Brandywine, MD and the Prince George’s Community College in Laurel, MD on December 1-2, 2014.

    Posted on: Dec 03, 2014 by Rachel Hetlyn Read more
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    MESA Day

    On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, in collaboration with Maryland Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA), USNA STEM faculty and midshipmen staged a full day of hands-on science and engineering activities for 240 elementary school students from local counties and Baltimore City at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

    Posted on: Nov 05, 2014 by Sarah Durkin 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.

    Posted on: Oct 24, 2014 by Rachel Hetlyn 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.

    Posted on: Oct 24, 2014 by Sarah Durkin 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.

    Posted on: Oct 18, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    Midshipman Summer STEM Reunion

    The USNA STEM Office hosted a reunion for current midshipmen who previously participated in the USNA Summer STEM Program.

    Posted on: Oct 14, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    STEM Family Day

    The USNA STEM Office hosted the annual STEM Family Day on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

    Posted on: Oct 11, 2014 by Sarah Durkin 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 Washington, DC.

    Posted on: Oct 09, 2014 by Sarah Durkin 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 Research.

    Posted on: Sep 29, 2014 by Sarah Durkin 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.

    Posted on: Sep 15, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    Midshipmen participate in Rubik's Cube Competition

    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.

    Posted on: Sep 06, 2014 by CDR Brad Baker 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.

    Posted on: Aug 07, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    SET Sail: STEM Educator Training

    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 ideas and, most importantly, learn how science and technology impact real-world research and challenges.

    Posted on: Jul 26, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    Girls Tech Camp

    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 Technology Camp held at the Naval Academy in June.

    Posted on: Jul 25, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    Summer STEM Program

    Launching rockets. Hacking computer passwords. Engineering aquatic habitats. Dissecting a sheep heart. Synthesizing soap. These are just a few of the engaging activities that students participated in during the Summer STEM Program at the Naval Academy.

    Posted on: Jul 24, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    STEM Outreach in Louisville, KY

    Midshipmen Zachary Dannelly, Max Goldwasser and Rylan Tuohy spent six days doing STEM outreach in Louisville, KY, working with more than 300 sixth- and seventh-graders at three different schools.

    Posted on: Jul 22, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    Naval Academy Mids Mentor Middle School Girls

    Two midshipmen had a unique opportunity to apply the leadership skills they’ve been taught as part of the U.S. Naval Academy curriculum while giving back to a community in need.

    Posted on: Jul 22, 2014 by Jessica Clark Read more
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    USNA SWIFT

    The mission of the US Naval Academy Oceanography Department's Severe Weather In-Field Training (SWIFT) is to engage midshipmen in forecasting, observing, and verifying severe convective storms. The SWIFT team visited Stevens High School in Rapid City, South Dakota on 15 May 2014 for STEM outreach and to talk about USNA and majoring in STEM fields.

    Posted on: May 15, 2014 by USNA SWIFT Read more
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    Ocean Exploration

    CAPT Emil Petruncio, PhD, USN, Special Assistant to the Director of Research and Scholarship at USNA, visited the Paul Cuffee School in Providence, RI on May 9, 2014. He presented a talk on Naval Oceanography, Seafloor Mapping, and Ocean Exploration to the 5th grade class.

    Posted on: May 09, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    SeaPerch Showcase

    The Maryland Regional SeaPerch Showcase was held at the Naval Academy on May 2, 2014.

    Posted on: May 07, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    Medical & Dental Showcase

    On 28 April 2014, NHC Annapolis hosted a Medical and Dental Showcase for fifth graders from Annapolis Elementary School.

    Posted on: Apr 29, 2014 by HM1 Dwayne Lopez Read more
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    USA Science & Engineering Festival

    USNA STEM hosted a booth at the 3rd annual USA Science & Engineering Festival held in Washington, DC from April 25-27, 2014.

    Posted on: Apr 29, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    SeaPerch Challenge

    The Maryland Regional SeaPerch Challenge was held at the Naval Academy on April 5, 2014.

    Posted on: Apr 10, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    USNA at Perot Museum of Nature and Science

    USNA faculty and STEM mids presented a STEM Day for high school students at Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX on March 27, 2014.

    Posted on: Apr 01, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    Mini-STEM

    High school students from 3 schools in the Baltimore and Washington, DC area participated in a mini-STEM event at USNA on March 21, 2014.

    Posted on: Mar 31, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    San Diego Science and Engineering Festival

    STEM faculty and midshipmen hosted a booth at the 2014 San Diego Science and Engineering Festival.

    Posted on: Mar 24, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    STEM outreach in Illinois and Michigan

    Faculty and midshipmen engaged in STEM outreach in Illinois and Michigan, during Spring Break in March 2014.

    Posted on: Mar 11, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    NSBE Mids Volunteer at Maryland FIRST LEGO League Championship

    On Saturday, March 1, 2014, midshipmen members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) volunteered as judges at the Maryland FIRST LEGO League Championship.

    Posted on: Mar 01, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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    USNA at Liberty Science Center

    USNA faculty and STEM mids presented a STEM Day for middle school students at Liberty Science Center in New Jersey, on February 28, 2014.

    Posted on: Feb 28, 2014 by Sarah Durkin Read more
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