SET Sail Workshops are offered at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Training focuses on the use of project-based learning in topics such as engineering design, chemistry, physics, math, robotics, programming, biology, and more. Two week-long sessions are offered during the summer, with additional one-day workshops held each year in September and February. Advanced registration is required, and is posted on the Applications page in August and January.
With support from the Office of Naval Research and DoD STEM, the STEM Center provides "Best Practices in STEM Outreach" workshops to members of DoD commands active in STEM educational outreach. Workshops are held at the U.S. Naval Academy and on-site at commands with a focus on successful implementation of project-based learning in STEM outreach activities and programs, and sharing methods to build sustainable STEM communities.
In collaboration with schools and community partners, the STEM Center presents STEM Educator Training Workshops to public, private, DoDEA, and informal educators at a variety of sites in the region, around the nation, and abroad. Programs focus on practical and effective ways to bring project-based learning methodology to the classroom in a range of STEM disciplines.
SeaPerch is a national underwater remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) program sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). USNA hosts the Maryland Regional Challenge each April, as well as School Showcases. The STEM Center provides on- and off-site training workshops, instructing educators in how to lead students in building SeaPerch ROVs as part of a classroom or afterschool program. A collaborative workshop, "Engineering to Explore the Ocean", is offered in partnership with NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.