Chief of Naval Research to Tout STEM Initiatives on Fox News Show

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For immediate release: Nov. 7, 2011

By Grace Jean, Office of Naval Research

ARLINGTON, Va.—The Department of the Navy’s chief of naval research will appear on a Fox News program Nov. 9.

Rear Adm. Nevin Carr, who heads the Office of Naval Research (ONR), will speak about the Navy’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives on “Defcon-3,” an online news show that broadcasts weekly from Fox studios in New York.

Facing a growing shortage of U.S. scientists and engineers, the Navy and Marine Corps are investing in programs to boost students’ interest in STEM subjects. More than half of the naval science and technology work force will be eligible for retirement by 2020. ONR is responsible for guiding the services’ STEM education and outreach efforts aimed at replenishing the talent pool.

“Defcon-3,” hosted by Fox News National Security Analyst Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland, airs live on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. EST. Watch the show at live.foxnews.com.

About the Office of Naval Research

The Department of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps’ technological advantage. Through its affiliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 70 countries, 1,035 institutions of higher learning and 914 industry partners. ONR employs approximately 1,400 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel, with additional employees at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C.

Image - CNR with Fox & Friends at 2011 Fleet Week New York

Office of Naval Research
Corporate Strategic Communications
875 N. Randolph St., #1225-D
Arlington, Va., 22203-1771
Office: (703) 696-5031
Fax: (703) 696-5940
E-mail: onrcsc@onr.navy.mil
Web: www.onr.navy.mil
Facebook: www.facebook.com/officeofnavalresearch

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