Securing Our Future: The Navy Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce Roadmap
The Department of the Navy (DoN) recognizes that a healthy science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is critical to meeting the Navy and Marine Corps’ greatest challenges. As such, the DoN is actively engaging in efforts to improve STEM education in the United States over the next decade.
In 2011, the Navy STEM Roadmap highlighted its focus on five priorities that align best-in-class experiences for students along-side the Navy's need for a STEM workforce pipeline, including:
- Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers
- Engaging students and build their STEM confidence and skills through hands-on learning activities that incorporate naval-relevant content
- Educating students to be well prepared for employment in STEM careers that support the Navy and Marine Corps
- Employing, retaining and developing naval STEM professionals
- Collaborating on STEM efforts across the DoN, federal government and best practice organizations.
For more information on the Navy's STEM program, visit www.stem2stern.org.
Navy STEM Activities and Coordination:
The Office of Naval Research manages the coordination of the Navy's STEM effort, a portfolio of more than 80 localized outreach and education efforts across the country, and supports these priorities with:
- High-engagement, long-duration and hands-on learning K-12 programs, particularly at the middle school level
- Programs and practices that target under-represented populations
- Naval-relevant content as an integral part of programs
- Programs that improve student interest, confidence and retention in STEM
- Teacher training and development programs
- Partnerships with “Best Practice” programs
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