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SeaPerch Educator Training
Over 40 people attended a SeaPerch Educator Training workshop at USNA on November 20, 2021. The SeaPerch underwater robotics program encourages creative design and teamwork in the building and launch of a remotely operated vehicle... Read more
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DEVCOM/ARL Educator Workshop
On November 20, 2021, the USNA STEM Center collaborated with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (DEVCOM/ARL) in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) STEM strategic goal to increase... Read more
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Maryland MESA Interactive STEM Day
In partnership with Maryland Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA), the USNA STEM Center collaborated with Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory for a virtual-but-interactive STEM Day, held in three sessions on November... Read more
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Family STEM Night and Star Party
On November 5, 2021, the USNA STEM Center welcomed 170 USNA Faculty and Staff and their friends and families to its annual Family Night. Presented in collaboration with the Astronomy Club and the Physics Department, Family Night was a... Read more
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STEM Outreach Day, Wildwood Academy
On October 28, the USNA STEM Center presented a STEM Outreach Day for middle and high school students at Wildwood Catholic Academy in Wildwood, NJ. About 200 students participated in the event which was led by USNA faculty and staff,... Read more
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Air Force 412th Test Wing STEM Educator Workshop
The USNA STEM Center assisted the Edwards Air Force Base 412th Test Wing STEM Center with its STEM Engagement and Educator Professional Development Collaborative for Virtual STEM Week October 18-22, 2021, at the request of... Read more
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Navy Week Columbia, SC
The USNA STEM Center supported Navy Week Columbia, SC with a series of virtual visits to the engineering students at a local high school on October 18-20, 2021. The academic program presented to the students was determined by... Read more
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Middle School Girls Only STEM Day
Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and Naval Academy Foundation, Girls Only STEM Day workshops are designed to introduce middle school girls to a wide range of opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math fields. On... Read more
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Middle School Career and Technical Educator Workshop
The USNA STEM Center hosted its first Middle School CTE STEM Educator Workshop on October 2.  This effort was funded by the Office of Naval Research and highlighted the content behind the Career and Technical Education (CTE)... Read more
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STEM Educator Training, Fall 2021
On September 25, 2021, the USNA STEM Center welcomed about 100 K-12 teachers to its semi-annual STEM Educator Training workshop. Held in-person at the U.S. Naval Academy, the participants came from public and private K-12 schools in... Read more
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DoDEA STEMinar
The USNA STEM Center supported DoDEA Far East’s annual STEMinar on September 23, 2021. The purpose of the STEMinar is to provide DoDEA high school students with rigorous STEM studies and real-world applications, including a... Read more
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High School Educator "Back to the Lab" Workshop
On September 18, the USNA STEM Center hosted its first Back-to-the-Lab High School Educator Workshop.  Sponsored by ONR and the Naval Academy Foundation, the purpose of this professional development training was to facilitate... Read more
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Community Outreach
U.S. Naval Academy graduates (Class of 2021), ENS Cory Harding, Jennifer Iniguez, Tom Dias, Kailah O'Brien, and Jean-Paul Anyansi supported STEM outreach events this summer in person in the local community as well as supporting virtual... Read more
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Boeing
On August 17, 2021, the USNA STEM Center presented a hands-on academic session on Principles of Flight to executives from Boeing Autonomous Systems, a Naval Academy Foundation sponsor for student and educator STEM outreach programs in... Read more
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Sea-Air-Space STEM Expo
The Navy League's Sea-Air-Space Exposition’s STEM Expo 2021 was held in-person in the Washington, DC region on August 1, and is the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. that seeks to unite the U.S. defense industry and... Read more
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SET Sail STEM Educator Training Summer 2021
SET Sail STEM Educator Training, an annual professional development program, includes two residential week-long sessions held in July in Annapolis, MD. SET Sail Session I included 28 teachers and instructional support specialists from... Read more
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USNA SAME Camp
The STEM Center, with the USNA Office of Admissions, designed, implemented and hosted a virtual, but hands-on and real-time, Engineering and Construction Camp on behalf of the Society of American Military Engineers. The virtual USNA... Read more
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Summer Heroes Youth Program
The Summer Heroes Youth Program (SHYP) engages middle school students from underserved communities in hands-on engineering and science activities led by midshipmen mentors. In June 2021, sponsored by Exelon Corporation, Naval Academy... Read more
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Summer STEM Program
The USNA STEM Center and the Office of Admissions virtually implemented the 2021 Summer STEM Program for 796 high school students who were selected based on a rigorous application process. Summer STEM participants represented all... Read more
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Navy Week Buffalo
In conjunction with the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) and sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the USNA STEM Center supported Buffalo Navy Week with a virtual guest appearance at the Buffalo Museum of... Read more
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Best Practices in STEM Outreach All Forces Workshops
The USNA STEM Center completed the first phase of ALL FORCES WORKSHOPS in DoDSTEM BEST PRACTICES to PROMOTE STEM EDUCATION and WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, a Department of Defense sponsored program that provided outreach training to... Read more
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Career and Technical Educators Workshop
The USNA STEM Centered hosted its first High School Career and Technical Educator (CTE) STEM Professional Development on May 22, 2021. The purpose of this event was to highlight the content behind the CTE technical tracts and to expand... Read more
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SWIFT Outreach
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. While on their annual "storm-chasing"... Read more
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1/C Midshipmen Awards
Midshipmen in the graduating Class of 2021 are recognized for their ongoing dedication to STEM outreach at the Naval Academy. Midshipmen, Hazel Acosta, Quinton Cooper, Thomas Dias, Amy Hoang, Mark Humes, Jennifer Iniguez, Ann Jackson,... Read more
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USNA STEM Joins Naval Horizons
The Office of Naval Research piloted Naval Horizons in 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Naval Horizons introduces students to cutting-edge science and technology topics that impact the U.S. Navy and Marine Corp,... Read more
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Mids Support Virtual Navy Weeks
The USNA STEM Center and the USNA Office of Admissions worked with the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) and the Office of Naval Research to support virtual Navy Weeks throughout Spring 2021. “Hometown”... Read more
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Best Practices in STEM Outreach Navy Workshop
The Office of Naval Research sponsored the USNA STEM Center to provide STEM Outreach training to DON Scientists and Engineers from command sites throughout the U.S. to assist in their local efforts to engage students and educators in... Read more
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High School Immersion STEM Educator Workshop
The USNA STEM Centered offered its first High School Immersion STEM Educator Training Workshop on May 1, 2021. Supported by the Office of Naval Research, this professional development workshop was designed to delve into... Read more
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Chicago STEM Initiative
The USNA STEM Center and the Office of Admissions launched the Chicago STEM Initiative in Spring 2021. This program included multiple virtual visits to Chicago-area high school classrooms to present themed STEM programming to 9th and... Read more
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Maryland Regional SeaPerch Virtual Competition
The U.S. Naval Academy STEM Center hosted the 2021 Maryland Regional SeaPerch Virtual Competition. Teams were asked to submit a 5-page paper detailing their build this spring of a SeaPerch ROV, whether the build was actual,... Read more
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Building STEPS STEM Event
On March 24, the USNA STEM Center hosted a hands-on virtual session for Building STEPS Baltimore, attended by twenty-one 11th graders. Supply kits were provided in advance so students could participate in activities in a remote setting.... Read more
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Girls Only STEM Day Virtual Events
Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and Naval Academy Foundation, Girls Only STEM Day workshops are designed to introduce middle school girls to a wide range of opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math fields. In... Read more
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Philadelphia STEM Educator Workshop
On March 13, USNA STEM Center faculty and staff provided a STEM Educator Virtual Workshop in collaboration with Philadelphia Regional Institute for STEM Educators (PRISE), part of the Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership that... Read more
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NESA STEM Merit Badge Jamboree
On March 6, the National Eagle Scout Association at the United States Naval Academy hosted a virtual NESA Merit Badge Jamboree for over 700 Scouts. USNA NESA President, MIDN 1/C Tom Dias, organized and facilitated the... Read more
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DoDEA Europe JSHS Awards
The USNA Hydromechanics Lab, Aeronautics Lab, Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering and Department of Aerospace Engineering partnered with the USNA STEM Center to present the Keynote Program at 47th Annual... Read more
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High School Girls Only STEM Night
Sponsored by the Maryland Space Grant Consortium, the Office of Naval Research, and the Naval Academy Foundation, and offered in collaboration with the Aerospace Engineering Department and the Physics Department, the USNA STEM Center... Read more
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STEM Educator Training, Spring 2021
Supported by the Office of Naval Research and Department of Defense as well as Naval Academy Foundation sponsors, the USNA STEM Center offered its Spring SET Sail STEM Educator “Virtual but Very Hands-On Training”... Read more
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Maryland MESA Interactive STEM Day
The USNA STEM Center partnered with Maryland Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) to provide an Interactive STEM Day virtual program for over 125 students on February 3 and 9. Students came from elementary schools in a... Read more
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FIRST Robotics Competition
The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Regional Competition is being held from January through March 2021 in a series of small, in-person, hybrid and remote play events. During the weekend of January 30-31, the FTC season opened with in-person... Read more
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Pre-Service STEM Educator Workshop
On January 13, USNA STEM Center faculty and staff provided a STEM Educator Virtual Workshop for pre-service teachers in collaboration with Hood College's Noyce STEM 101 event aimed at supporting and recruiting undergraduate students as... Read more
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